Kano Computer

Kickstarter is an amazing place. There are so many cool projects. It’s just fun to browse what others are doing. One project we back was Kano – a computer anyone can make. It’s a full working computer driven by Raspberry Pi and Linux. It appealed to us for our daughter since we have built our own computers before. We thought it would be a fun project for her to build one and then use it.

We were glad to see this one arrive. Our daughter was excited, too.

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A closer look inside before we got down to the task at hand.

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Unpacking everything and still very interested especially when she came across the stickers.

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Here is a page from the instruction manual that laid out how to put everything together. The booklet was a story which made the boring instructions fun.

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This is such a tiny keyboard but for small hands it doesn’t really matter.

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Now we are getting somewhere with the help of Daddy of course.

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The Kano computer project is complete! Now time to set up the account and get started.

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Unfortunately we put it all together but really haven’t used it much since. The Kano needs to find a permanent home somewhere in our house because I think Rae would enjoy tinkering with it especially to make video games or Minecraft mods. It was a fun project and we have enjoyed it so far even if we have seldom used it.