Are you in the market for a new computer this holiday season? Forget spending the big bucks. Why not build your own? No, really. With Kano, anyone can build their very own computer in a matter of minutes and for less than $150. Read on to get the scoop.
Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, Kano is a computer and coding kit from the London-based company of the same name. The kit includes a Raspberry Pi board and everything you need to build a computer, with the exception of a display.
You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own computer from scratch. Step one: Assemble the Raspberry Pi system. Step two: Connect it to your display and keyboard. Step three: Build a speaker. Boom. You’ve just DIY-ed your very own computer. Now you can start making hardware, hacking games (like Pong or Minecraft), composing music, and more!
The best part about Kano? The instructions are easy to follow, it’s inexpensive, and it’s great for all ages. That’s right… it’s kid-friendly. We can’t think of a better way to teach your kids (or yourself) the basics of computer science and programming.
You can order your very own Kano kit for $119 here, with delivery expected in July 2014.
Here’s what you get (pictured above):
1 – Kano Books, illustrated and intuitive
2 – Kano OS and Levels on 8GB SD card
3 – DIY Speaker
4 – Raspberry Pi Model B
5 – Kano Keyboard Combo
6 – Custom case
7 – Card mods and stencils
8 – Stickers!
9 – Cables: HDMI*, Mini-USB
10 – Smart power plug (all region pins available)
11 – WiFi powerup
We particularly love the Kano keyboard!
Now, watch the Kano team build a computer in 107 seconds below! For real.
What do you think of Kano? Drop us a line in the comments below!