UNBOXING: $150 Kano computer


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I love the idea, but I passed on the original Kickstarter because I already had a couple of Pies laying about the house. I was happy to discover today that both their OS build and the books/documentation are available for free on their website if you want to roll your own.

I do like the cute keyboard, though, and wish they would sell it to me separately…


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I bet that it is an “imported from China” special, but probably with custom colors. I bet that if you looked hard, you could find it in basic black for probably $30 or less from your favorite Chinese vendor (eBay, DX, Meritline, etc.)

It seems a shame that this kit is using the older version of the Pi. I like the layout of the newer ones better – so much cleaner.


#4

I was going to suggest it might be an odd choice of name, but geez, this guy isn’t even on the first page of Google hits anymore. Guess I’m getting old.


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The Kano is an entry level computer for age 7 or older. Here’s a review I posted on Science 2.0: http://www.science20.com/square_root_of_not/kano_computer_in_a_word_wow-146511


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I backed this. The build quality of the packaging and thought that went into it is really impressive.

I’ve never used a pi before so there was a minor problem with my tv not being supported. Fixed by editing the config to cea mode instead of dmt.


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I bet you can get at least one book out of this, Mark! (Seriously!)

{looks at photos}

OOOH STICKERS!


#8

See, you’re breaking free of the user friendliness shackles. Isn’t it fun?


#9

Nooo… I need my handholding. TIm & Jony know best.


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