Plenty of parents want their kids to learn how to code, and toy companies have been happy to oblige. There’s been less of an effort to get kids excited about hardware, the machines they’ll use to write and execute the software they create. One exception: Kano’s computer kits, including the brand-new Kano Computer Kit Touch, which allows kids to assemble their very own tablet from the ground up.
When kids open up the Kano Computer Kit Touch, they’ll find a 10.1″ HD touchscreen, a detachable keyboard/touchpad combo, a USB board, a sound sensor, and the various cables that connect everything. Kids are tasked with assembling the various parts of the tablet with help from a a printed “storybook,” which uses narrative to engage kids in the building process. Once they’re done, they’ll have a Raspberry Pi-inspired, 16 GB computer that can run for three hours on a single charge.
But Kano Computer…
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