It's what you've been waiting to hear, and what we've been striving to say.
It's 290 days, 22 hours, and 16 minutes – since 13,387 of you and a dozen of us came together to build a new kind of computer kit.
It's time to ship
The first 2,000 Kano Kits are on their way – with no surprises, the rest will follow in 7 to 10 days. If you're an Early Bird, you should receive your tracking number in just a few days. (Feels good, man.)
In our first update, we said "remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always." Now begins something a lot bigger – your time with Kano.
From China to your mailbox
Yonatan and Becca have been going hard in Shenzhen. With the help of our partners, we've built a global supply chain – circling, magnetizing, testing – that brings together 31 components from far-flung factories and gets them kitted, picked, packed, and posted in days.
Our assembly line is complex. The most important part of the process: testing.
We have four testing stations at the start of the line. Quality is a "no compromises" zone for us – even though all of our components are 100% tested at the factories where they originate, we want to make sure that they are 100% tested once again, as a full kit, before they go into the post, to you.
Like the Apple I (heh), Kano doesn't come with a screen, and building it with your own display is part of the fun. This week, it's worth checking if your screen at home is ready "out of the box" for Kano. Does your display have this?
If so, you're set. If not, don't worry – we're here to help, with adapters and options. Our content and customer service wizard Mathew is on call, with witticisms and wires. Check out our full display solutions rundown.
Away we go
We're just getting started. The first kits are heading out the door, but there's still much to do to make this ship epic. Your patience keeps us alive. Your passion keeps us purpose-filled. Yon's in China, showing eager young Shenzhenites how to fold up a perfect pack. Alex is criss-crossing the states, showing your kit to friends, fellow travelers, and writers. At home in London, the team is pushing the envelope, bringing more projects, speed, and sweetness to the Kano universe. We can't wait to see what you make. And we're here to help.
We'll keep you updated as the shipping sallies forth. For now, as we began, with bits and bytes and orange fingers, we remain,
(And we wouldn't leave you without a bit of eye candy...)