Category: Kano

Kano’s first Star Wars coding kit lets programming Padawans use the force

Blair Altland – Sep. 30th 2019 @blairaltland Back in January, we first got word of Kano and Disney’s partnership to bring a coding kit from a galaxy far, far away to market sometime in 2019. Now today we are getting an official look at what the two companies have in store for us. Available later … continue reading

Hands-on Review: Kano Computer Kit

As a kid, I owned a Sinclair ZX81. Like many of my generation, I learned how to program computers at the same time as playing (rudimentary) video games. I’ve long lamented that those that followed us were taught not how to use computers, but simply, how to use applications. We now have a generation of … continue reading

Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit – Hands-on Tech

Jason Howell gives his review of Kano’s Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit. This STEM kit comes with a Bluetooth wand that responds to your movements using code that you learn, like making feathers fly, through step-by-step challenges in the free Kano app.

Kano’s First-of-its-Kind Wand and ‘Harry Potter’ Coding Kit!

As previously announced by Leaky, Kano Computing will release a Harry Potter coding kit next month, teaching users code whilst also allowing them to live out their dreams of learning how to cast spells with a fully immersive wand, powered by tech! We were lucky enough to talk to the team behind the kit at Kano HQ, test out the wand and a few of the coding features, and find out more about this unique experience for Potter fans. Read on to find out more about the graphics, levels, technology and lessons offered in the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit!

The sheer amount of research and preparation put into this project was outstanding to see – huge amounts of care and attention has been dedicated to ensuring this is the most enjoyable and educational experience for all users, all fans, and all ages. After correspondence with Warner Bros, the Neil Blair Partnership and even MinaLima, Kano have created something truly unique: the very first Harry Potter STEM Kit. The spells, music and graphics are officially approved and you’ll see that they take a huge amount of inspiration from the films, but the simple and colorful graphic style adds a unique, quirky touch to Potter:

“We wanted people to also know that this is Kano, and really make something unique to us, whilst also making it familiar to fans”


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iWorld Australia Introduces the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit

Build a wand and learn to code with step-by-step challenges, inspired by the Wizarding World


Moorabbin – July 25, 2018 – Kano, creator of build it yourself tech for all ages has announced a partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to launch the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit, the first-ever Harry Potter STEM product.  continue reading

‘Sesame Street’ has a venture fund, and it’s investing in a start-up that wants to simplify coding for kids

Kano said that it had bagged funding from Sesame Ventures to help it fuel growth and work on new products.

CEO Alex Klein said that the latest capital would help Kano expand its product offering beyond computer building kits into new areas like blockchain.

A venture fund formed by the company behind the beloved TV show “Sesame Street” has invested in a start-up that wants computer building and coding to return to the forefront of consumer technology.

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Alex Klein, co-founder and CEO of Kano Computing

A kid-friendly DIY computer is as easy to assemble as Lego. Alex Klein has demystified the computer. As the founder of London-based start-up Kano, a DIY computer kit that encourages kids to lift the lid on their operating system, Klein, 27, has animated a new wave of coding enthusiasts. Little wonder the company has raised … continue reading

Kano Brings Creative Computing to Australia and New Zealand

New Kano Products

Partners With Local STEM Distributor iWorld Australia For Territory Rollout

LONDON — May 24th, 2018— Creative computing pioneer Kano Computing has announced further international expansion to Australia and New Zealand thanks to a newly signed partnership with Australian-based STEM distributor iWorld. The partnership marks a new growth milestone for Kano, following the company’s expansion into 4,500 retail stores across North America during 2017. Thanks to iWorld, customers across Australia and New Zealand will be able to experience and purchase the range of DIY Kano kits online, in brick & mortar retailers and in the education space. continue reading