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Kano - Computer Kit - Orange

Model: 1000K-02SKU: 6078103

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 72 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My son was ecstatic for this!

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    Sage
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    Just a little background. My son just turned 8 and he doesnt have a computer or tablet. So we bought this for his birthday and he loves it. Mainly for the minecraft portion. Putting the parts together took him about 5 to 10 minutes. The system teaches basic computer functions, language and logic. Theres a lot to do, from teaching typing (which I love, since he needs to learn that first) to manipulating the snake game, lights and playing those old DOS games where you decide the story. That being said, a parent should be next to the child to help them understand the "why" and explaining each of the code. They have a short blurb that tells you what to do, but doesnt explain very well what you're putting in means. And if they do explain, it's not very simple for my son. He tends to just follow along and then click next after finishing the exercise without thinking what he learned. So with some of the negatives, why did I give it 5 stars? Because it does everything it's supposed to do and is a great tool to teach your kids computer logic. Suggestion is to add more explanation for non computer folks. I believe my wife couldn't answer my sons questions on computer logic because shes never programmed in her life. To really get the most out of it, like any homework for your kids, be prepared to sit down with your kids and be ready to answer any questions and ask your child questions about what he or she learned and what each part of the code means and what would happen if you changed a 1 to 2 for example. As long as you as a parent commit to spending time with your kids, this is definitely worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Used to make a RetroPie

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    Mijenx
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    I bought this set to make a Retropie as a gift for someone. The kit is very complete but many of the items would not be used in a Retropie setup. For instance, the keyboard, while useful for setup, is not needed once controllers are paired to the device and the sd card included with the kit is much to small to use for a Retropie setup. While I did manage to get the included power button to turn on the system, I have not figured out a way to get it to turn off the system. At the $119 price I got it for itis rather pricey but I applaud Kano for bringing this set to market so I didn’t mind to much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A wonderful reminder to shop local

    Posted
    Tishea
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    Like a lot of people, Amazon has become my go-to for a lot of purchases with the free 2-day shipping being a big factor. We wanted to purchase the Kano build-it-yourself computer for our grandson and planned to buy it from Amazon when I found that the price had more than doubled in a few days. By using Google I was able to find it a Best Buy, purchase it on-line and pick it up the same day at the original price. Our grandson loves it (minecraft!) and we were reminded to start our shopping research locally first. I'm looking forward to make more purchases with Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great learning tool for kids

    Posted
    NDdad
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    This is a great gift for kids, or adults. I did have to help my daughter out, to start, because there are apps on it that she wanted to use instead of actually learning. Basically YouTube. So now that I have gotten her started on the coding section, she is learning all about computer programming. I am learning right along with her. Anyone could use this to learn computer basics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We love it!

    Posted
    Kamikolo
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    My four year old wanted to start coding, so we purchased the Kano for him. It is a Christmas present, so we had not opened it. The price went down for Black Friday, and the store associates gladly did an exchange/adjustment for me. My husband tried it last night and can’t wait to use it with our son. I read some bad reviews about the keyboards freezing, no problems with ours yet. We did however get Geek Squad protection just in case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent gift for the inquisitive kid

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    JustaBuyer
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    Easy to assemble. 10 year old son needed no help following the easy to read instructions and had it built and hooked up to an old TV in about 15 minutes. Intro to computers and programming starts out game like and my son thought it's old 8-bit look was funny and cool. Wireless keyboard might be a little small even for a child, but not docking any points for such an overall cool product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My kid loves this

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    HighChiefKC
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    My boy is 10 and loves coding. This was by far his favorite Christmas present. I looked on BB’s website and bought the cheapest monitor that wasn’t a refurb for it. But he plugged it into the TV for now. When we get a computer desk set up for him then he’ll use monitor. I would order this one instead of the more expensive one that comes with tablet or whatever that is...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gift

    Posted
    Nana
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    Have purchased this kit for our grandson for Christmas. We bought it based on information my husband read in an article. Have not given it to him yet. The picture on the Best Buy website and other websites showed a Box, a keyboard and a monitor BUT when I went to pick up the package there was no monitor included. It was very misleading in the pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great learning experience

    Posted
    David
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    Both of my children are very interested in this and I think it is a great learning tool for them even at their young age. And the price was great! %50 off MSRP! Note.. this is not the fastest computer but works well enough to keep them interested!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Get one for your Kids - they love it

    Posted
    BBYSHOPPER
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    Great kit that she put together and OMG the expression when it comes on and worked right away. Fun easy and simple to do. now when is writing programs and sharing them on kano world with he new friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for kids

    Posted
    Mathaniel
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    Great for children with a curiosity for technology. Not too difficult for child to assemble. This is definitely a great entry level tool for coding. You're not going have a coding wiz when they're done with this because it's not extremely deep in coding but this is a great gateway toy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not happy

    Posted
    Destin
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    I bought this product with high hopes but could not get it to work. I tried customer service and waited a couple of weeks then exchanged the product to try again but that one didn’t work either. Very disappointing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Team Kano

      Hi There,

      Thanks for this feedback! Apologies if we missed the mark with the product and customer service. We hold ourselves to high standards within our customer service team, so I am unsure where your email/ticket fell through a crack. We would absolutely love to get you up and running.

      Could you email us at gethelp@kano.me and we will respond within 24 hours.

      We hope to hear from you!

      Regards,
      Team Kano KanoComputing

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Resourceful tool configured as Toy.

    Posted
    Rotototo11
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    This is a Raspberry Pi 3 that comes with the Kano OS. Very useful as a entertainment piece or educational asset. A child could use this through adult hood. I recommend purchasing additional programming manuals from “No Starch Press”. Coding in Python specifically.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly Resourceful and Fun

    Posted
    CombThruTexturizer
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    This product introduces you to computing in various ways while allowing the user to modify and discover multiple modes and purposes of computing. The more effort you put into Kano the more you discover about computing and how the world operates. I recommend several.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Kid loved it

    Posted
    Zine
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    My child loved it. He got into coding and was excited, but eventually grew out of it. The price is too high. Over all, they children had fun playing and learning.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Genious yet Complicated all in one..

    Posted
    EpicTV
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    This is a genious product with wonders of creativity but it is also very complicated in concept for a 7 year old to grasp. This imposes a hint of difficulty and complete parent involvement and time is required for positive results.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great technology for my Grandson

    Posted
    Pete978
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    My 12 yr old Grandson is learning coding, he also is interested in building computers. This gave him the best of both at a reasonable price. This parents had a screen, so it went into use immediately!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for kids

    Posted
    VeritechX2
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    I got this for my nephew for Christmas. He got it put together without assistance and was able to go through a few of the tutorials on his own. He also began exploring what he could do. This is great for sparking kids to learn.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great coding for beginners

    Posted
    Abel
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    Bought for my son for his birthday. He loves it. He loves coding and is great for beginners. Love the extra kits that come for it. I love that he has fun as well as learning at same time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Get the kids coding

    Posted
    FortieDad
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    This was a fun little set to build for my son. The teaching interface starts out like a game to keep things fun. It worked well with our 32" TV. No extra parts needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend