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Kano Introduces The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit


Build a wand and learn to code with step-by-step challenges, inspired
by the Wizarding World

Now Available for Pre-Order

creator of build it yourself tech for all ages has announced a
partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to launch the Harry
Potter Kano Coding Kit, the first-ever Harry Potter STEM product.

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The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit Photo: Business Wire)

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit Photo: Business Wire)

The build-it-yourself wireless wand shows fans of all ages how to code
and create, as you flick and swish through more than 70 challenges
inspired by the Wizarding World. The wand works with software and a
connected app to capture movements and turn them into rich effects. It
lets you make serpents slither, toads transfigure, fires flow, feathers
float, goblets duplicate, Bertie Bott's Every-Flavour Beans enlarge, and

the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit in action

Following the step-by-step coding manual, you build a wand, and learn
about sensors, data and code along the way. The wand combines a
gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer to detect its own location and
speed in tridimensional space, making it capable of tracking your hand
movement. These sensors allow it to place a cursor on screen exactly
where you point it, and also recognize the motions of some signature
spells. You can also code the wand's light and rumble pack.

Once assembled, makers download the Kano app to start unlocking
challenges across six iconic Wizarding World settings including
Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade and The Forbidden Forest. The creative
challenges teach the fundamentals of coding and introduce the basic
concepts of real-world programming thanks to a block-based interface and
a JavaScript inspector, guided by simple steps.

The Harry Potter Coding Kit is Kano's first ever product created with
tablets at the forefront and works wirelessly with iOS or Android
tablets as well as Windows or Mac computers. Existing Kano Computer Kit
owners can use the wand to access 10 challenges inspired by the
Wizarding World and unique to the Computer Kit.

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit is now available for pre-order for
$99.99 / £99 / C$129 at
The kit will go on sale worldwide at and retailers in the United
States, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand starting October 1st,

The kit includes a poster that illustrates classic Wizarding World spell
motions such as Incendio, Stupefy, and Wingardium Leviosa, which are
featured in some special coding challenges. As with every Kano Kit, it
also includes stickers, with this kit featuring stickers inspired by the
Wizarding World and reimagined in the unique Kano style.

Kano's unique step-by-step approach makes it easy for beginners to
understand coding concepts and principles and helps develop real coding
skills. For anyone who already knows how to code, the coding wand is a
great tool to create their own art and music all controlled with
specific movements.

The fun continues with Kano
, where anyone can make, share, and play with art, music and
games made by people of all skill levels from 86 countries. With
247,000+ members, over 620,000 creations, and 55 million lines of code,
Kano World is a free, creative community that lets makers see the code
behind any piece of artwork, song, game or app and tweak it to make it
their own.

"We're surrounded by technology in our homes, workplaces and pockets,
yet only a small percent of people, less than 1% of 1%, understand the
happenings behind the screen," said Alex Klein, Co-Founder and CEO of
Kano. "We are thrilled to partner with Warner Bros Consumer Products to
inspire people of all ages, all over the world to make their own code,
and see how easy it can be to understand, play and create with it."

"We are extremely excited to partner with Kano a leader in the STEM
industry on this innovative and first of its kind item within the
Wizarding World product collection,"
said Julian Montoya, Senior
Vice President, Global Toys. "The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit is a
truly unique product that will spark imagination and creativity while
demonstrating to users the remarkable possibilities of coding

Kano is a creative coding pioneer which launched the first computer
anyone can make and code five years ago and offers a powerful and
accessible way to create technology, not just consume it. In 2017, the
brand cemented its position as STEM category leader, raising $28M in
Series B funding, one of the largest hardware funding in Europe last
year. The company also launched a full range of creative coding kits in
more than 4,500 retail stores including Target, Walmart, Best Buy,
Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. This year, Kano announced the opening of its
new North American office in Boston, Massachusetts.

About Kano

"The creator of build it yourself tech." -Fast Company, Top Ten Most
Innovative Companies in

Consumer Electronics Kano is a new kind of computer company. Our kits
and software give people the power to create technology, not just
consume it. Kano's creative computing platform lets you build real
devices, learn to code, and share your creations with the world. There
are more than 20 billion connected devices, that take up much of our
waking hours. Less than 1% of us can understand and influence them. Kano
believes in a future where anyone can. Our team represents two dozen
nationalities, and every discipline, and we work to demystify
technology, end to end. We build out of London, Shenzhen, and Boston. We
share a belief in DIY, learning by doing, storytelling, and realism.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment
Company, extends the Studio's powerful portfolio of entertainment brands
and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners
with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys,
fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and
properties such as DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera.
The division's successful global themed entertainment business includes
groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening July 25, 2018). With
innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail
initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is
one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in
the world.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner
Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

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