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Tech News, Tips & How-to's 17th February 2014 1259

Kano, reputedly the most crowdfunded learning invention of all time, is a toolkit to allow anyone, including young children, to build a computer and learn to program it.  Over 13,000 people from more than 50 countries raised $1.5 million (in 30 days) to make it a reality. The kit introduces anyone to computing and code with simple steps, storytelling, and play. Kano Kit

It’s a toolkit to get ready for the future, powered by Raspberry Pi®, simple as Lego® and costs $129 / £79 / €99. It’s powered by open-source software and plug-and-play hardware.

The team started Kano to make sure that anyone, anywhere could make and code their own computer. The challenge was set by Micah Klein, a smart seven-year-old. Micah wanted a kit as simple and fun as Lego® – a tool he could make by himself, with nobody telling him what to do.

Powerful computers are cheaper than textbooks. 2.5 billion of us carry one every day. But still, only a tiny fraction of us, the tech-literate 1%, understands how they work.  They thought that it shouldn't be so hard to get started – to make, play and experiment right out of the box.

You start off with games like 'Snake' and the first computer game, 'Pong.' Then you get more advanced games like 'Minecraft,' where the software allows Kano users to write code that generates and populates the Minecraft world. They are not just playing Minecraft, they are writing it.

To get your Kano, visit their website here: http://www.kano.me/

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