November 20th 2013, Alex Klein reached out to me about a kick starter project he was about to launch for a product he created, Kano. His idea was simple:
“We’ve created a simple, fun computer and coding kit, inspired by Lego. It’s designed for all ages, all over the world”
By the next day (18 hours, to be exact) he and his team had already reached their initial funding goal of $100,000.
Those of you who have read my blog before know how much I love Raspberry Pi’s. I still believe they are one of the best tools to learn linux. But what Alex and his team has done is special, they’ve created ‘A computer anyone can make’. This kit bridges the gap between the novice computer enthusiast and IT crowd who normally build computers.
I apologize now for how long overdue this post is, but I still wanted to share my unboxing experience with my readers here, and also offer my 1000% seal of approval on this truly amazing piece kit.
The packaging is very deliberate – every step is educational and exciting. The kit contains everything you need regardless if you are interested in building, gaming, or programming. If you know anyone, regardless of age, who is interested in technology, there is no better gift than a Kano. Their blog is also fantastic and is updated regularly.