Kano Computer Kits :
A new idea can bring success, and an innovation can make a person famous. To bring the hidden talent and to increase the creating level in children, Kano a start-up had launched self-made computers for children of age group 7-12.
The new technological company was started from the challenge of a seven-year-old kid to build his computer & code to his cousin. Taking this as an idea Alex Klein along with Yonathan Raz-Fridman & Saul Klein developed a technology which enables children to build their computers.
The products of this technological start-up also avail the younger generation to broaden up their skills and enhance their knowledge by writing their code. With this attempt, they have created a modern method of learning.
Kano’s computer comes up with a look children’s Lego set pieces which are big in size, chipboard, circuits, wires, and plugs which are colourful and neatly packed.it also includes guided books in English for assisting them in connecting the parts and how to build by attaching them.
Kids nowadays just want to create instead of consuming the available resources around. The Kano’s product for children allows them only to make their computer just by attaching the peripherals, plugging in the pieces and wiring up the speakers. They can give it new design by own making style and also extend them with new add ups like Wi-Fi Dongle
Having Raspberry Pi 2 microcomputer at its heart, they can also start coding to make magical games, create pictures, music. They can also change the game by hacking into it and changing the game code. It’s an all-in-one kit for kids to improvise their knowledge and to build the future.
The start-up recently launched a screen kit, which includes a magnifying glass for kids to have a precise view.it consists of driver board, LCD panel, programmable buttons, a base and stand and plug-and-play cables
The UK-based firm launched in November 2013 looked at an investment of $100 from the public to make their first product ended up at funding of $1.5 million from 86 countries.
The Sale is through the company’s online portal or E-commerce portals like Amazon and is kick-started majorly in all English speaking countries. The price of the Kano’s computer is $149.99 which is suitable for all kids from 8-12years old.
Targeting the Asian market, they are looking to expand their product to countries like India, China, Indonesia, and the Philippines. They were also planning to build their product in other languages like Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, and Spanish.
One of the founders expressing his view on expanding to India saying that there are 350 million children who are under 15 age group. By extending our services to India and helping them to empower them in designing innovations which would have an enormous impact on the future of their country.
The users of Kano also had a social community through which all of them can share their ideas, opinions and innovations. Over 40 thousand coding projects are being shared until now. It shows the skill levels of younger generation and their thinking capability where in past decades kids would be playing with outdated games and Lego sets in which the term innovation is not a question.
The Founders of Kano is also focussing on increasing the ratio of female users. As they only constitute 35% of the total users. The company is also roping up to expand their products and accessories. All New updated version of Kano is set to release which is faster with advanced powers built on the Raspberry Pi 2.
For Kano’s role in modern education, Klein (24) was featured as one of Forbes 30 under 30 in 2014.