Kano’s subsequent learn-to-code pack is a build-it-yourself laptop

London-based Kano has another formula pack in a works to supplement to a STEM targeting gamified educational line of build-it-yourself kids’ products forward of a present-buying holiday season.

The pack is being labelled during $249.99/£229.99, and is adult for pre-order from currently — by the Kano website and around “select retailers and e-tailers” — with shipping due to start on November 1.

The Computer Kit Complete takes a subsequent apparent step of mixing dual before Kano products: its original (screenless) Kano mechanism pack and a enlargement Screen Kit that followed, in a new all-in-one mechanism pack Kano it’s billing as a “laptop”.

“First, we arrange your possess laptop with a step-by-step storybook, training how batteries, sensors, speakers, and USB play work. Then we start creation art, games and apps in genuine programming languages like Javascript and Python, leveling adult solemnly from blocks to typed text,” it writes of a new product.

As with a before Kano kits, a new mechanism pack runs a Kano OS — that it describes as a “family accessible educational handling system”, observant that it includes parental controls and a content-blocker to filter what kids can see when they’re regulating a device to crop a Internet.

Though it also claims a pack mechanism “works as a absolute DIY PC too”, flagging a participation of apps like YouTube, WhatsApp, Google Maps and Wikipedia, as good as a own range of “creative computing applications”, that are directed during enlivening kids to learn coding beliefs and even write lines of formula while they play around with digital content. Its apps embody Hack Minecraft, Make Art, Terminal Quest and Story Mode.

Ahead of a holiday deteriorate final year Kano outed a array of connected device kits — such as a programmable LED array and a gesticulate controller. But this year it looks to be doubling behind down on a core mechanism pack concept. Kano’s co-founder Alex Klein confirms that while a Screen Kit is being kept around a new Complete Computer Kit is a Kano product “we rarely recommend”.

The startup, that was founded in 2013 and depends Saul Klein (formerly a partner during Index Ventures) as a co-founder and an investor in a personal capacity, has lifted around $15M in VC appropriation to date, and serve appropriation around a crowdfunding track that was how it kickstarted a business.

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