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We unbox the Kano DIY computer for kids [Video]

The Kano DIY mini-computer kit proved to be a popular product since its launch. The device was created to show kids how to put together a mini PC, what components are involved in the process, and how to code.

The overall system is relatively simplistic in design. It’s built on a Raspberry Pi, comes with the necessary pieces to house the internal components, a WiFi dongle, wireless keyboard with trackpad, and some booklets to get you started. The operating system is build in Linux and features a range of programs for kids, such as a terminal-based text story and a modified version of Minecraft.

Kano appeared on Kickstarter in 2014 and managed to raise US$1.5-million from over 13 000 backers. It is available locally from stores such as Takealot and the Kano South Africa website.

Read more: Kano custom PC makes coding awesome for kids, technically-challenged adults

So, how easy is it to put the Kano kit together? We tried it out for ourselves and filmed the results.

We’ll have a review up soon with our final thoughts on the Kano DIY PC.

Author Bio

Graham van der Made: Staff Reporter
Graham started out as an electronics manager at Take2 Home Entertainment and went on to spend a further ten years in the South African ecommerce industry. During this time, Graham founded and managed an online geek and hobby shop. He has always had a passion for writing and has contributed... More