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Kano Demystifies Touch Controls with Newest Computer Kit


The Computer Kit Touch is a complete system for learning to code,
with touchscreen, keyboard, creative tools, and hundreds of projects

the leader in creative computing, has revealed the most advanced DIY
computer ever made – the Computer Kit Touch, is available today
for $279.99 via
and selected retailers and e-tailers in the United States, United
Kingdom, Canada and Australia & New Zealand.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

Kano's New Computer Kit Touch (Photo: Business Wire)

Kano's New Computer Kit Touch (Photo: Business Wire)

It comes as a kit. You build a portable, touchscreen computer, and
attach a keyboard, following a simple storybook. It comes to life.
Inside, Kano's unique operating system takes you through a world of
tools and stories, where you make apps, art, games, music, and more, in
multiple programming languages, with simple steps. Bridging the gap
between block-based and text coding, the Computer Kit Touch is a
complete system to take you from beginner to coder.

here to watch the Computer Kit Touch Video]

First, you build a fully working touchscreen computer following the
storybook. Then, you embark on a journey from beginner to coder thanks
to the step-by-step tutorials and challenges. The touchscreen helps
you learn about tactile interfaces and how touch controls work across
everyday devices like smartphones. Then you use the screen to paint with
your fingers, hack Minecraft, create pieces of music and art with simple
block-based coding editors, leading to more advanced environments with
real Javascript or Python,
at home or on the go.

"Your first experience with computing and code should be simple,
playful, and powerful.
" said Alex Klein, Co-Founder and CEO of Kano.
"The Computer Kit Touch takes the experience of building your own
computer to a new level, by revealing the secrets of touch interaction.
Combining block based and text based coding, it shows you how modern
computing systems work. It gets you inside the screen, rather than just
in front of it, and provides a set of art, music, and programming tools
– not just toys."

The Computer Kit Touch includes a touch-enabled 10.1" HD touchscreen, as
well as a wireless keyboard with trackpad. You build a USB board and
equip it with a sound sensor. The brain is based on the award winning
Raspberry Pi single board computer and comes preloaded with the latest
version of Kano OS, a creative and educational operating system, with
support for touch control, three hours of battery life, fast
performance, mainstream apps like YouTube and Whatsapp, and increased
storage capacity at 16GB.

Kano Computer Kit owners can then share their creations in Kano
, a free community where anyone can learn and remix the code
behind thousands of artworks, songs, games and apps – over 600,000
creations, and 56 million lines of code.

Kano launched the first computer anyone can make five years ago, and
since then it's cemented its position as the STEM category leader. In
2017 Kano raised one of Europe's largest educational hardware financing
rounds of the year and released its range of coding kits in more than
4,500 retail stores including Best Buy, Target and Walmart.

Kano announced the Harry
Potter Kano Coding Kit
, a partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer
Products, in July 2018. The $99.99 kit lets you make your own wand,
learn to code and make magic, on iOS and Android tablets as well as
Windows or Mac computers.

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.

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