March 23, 2017 12:20 AM ET

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Company Overview of Kano Computing Limited

Company Overview

Kano Computing Limited develops and delivers Kano, a computer and coding kit for children of all ages. The company’s kit is used by children as young as 8 to make games, synth music, animate characters, and others. It sells its products online; and exports internationally. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

69-89 Mile End Road

London,  E1 4 TT

United Kingdom

Founded in 2013

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Kano Computing Limited Key Developments

Kano Launches New Creative Computing System

Kano announced a new system of products that includes a Camera Kit, Pixel Kit and Speaker Kit-Lego-like kits to build connected devices-and Kano Code, the online tool to code them, from any browser. Kano returns to Kickstarter to roll out the new system, and enlist the support and feedback of its community. The new kits include: The Camera Kit - a five mega-pixel code able camera with a Tripwire Sensor to design flashes and filters, and use data triggers to make images, videos and gifs. The Pixel Kit-a light board with 128 dazzling pixels and a Tilt Sensor to build games, visualize real world data sourced from the cloud, and create artwork in 1.7 million colors. The Speaker Kit-a programmable smart speaker with a Gesture Sensor to record, control and synthesize the user own sounds and electronic music. Each kit runs: Kano Code-a new coding tool that lets everyone, from beginners to advanced users, create sophisticated interactive apps to power the new kits – with dragged blocks, and typed text-as well as digital creations, like songs, artworks, Minecraft, and games. Kano World-an online community platform where more than 19 million lines of code have been shared, and creations are converted into simple steps for others to follow. The three new kits are powered by a new kind of single-board computer, the “Kano Brain,” which connects to other devices over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. These are standalone devices, programmable by connecting them to any PC with a screen, including Kano’s Computer Kit and Screen Kit. In each new kit comes a Kano Sensor, which works with existing USB compatible hardware such as laptops and desktop computers. Kano Code is available for free, as part of Kano's mission to bring creative computing to anyone, anywhere. It connects to live open data on weather, location, sports, and social, and comes with a suite of simple challenges that reward progress and scale skills. The strategy, design, and development of the new system were led by Kano’s in-house product, graphic, industrial, and digital design teams. They were also advised on industrial design by creative agency Map. The global Kano community including educators, kids, artists, engineers and partners such as CoderDojo and Kahoot! have been instrumental in bringing the new system to life with their constant feedback. The recommended retail price of the new kits will be $129.99 each. The Pixel Kit will be the first product to ship, starting in January 2017. The Computer Kit and Screen Kit are available for purchase now at company website, Amazon LaunchPad and through Kano’s retail partners Toys “R” Us and Barnes and Noble for $149.99 each.

Kano Announces Partnerships with Toys“R”Us and Barnes & Noble to Sell its Kits

Kano announced its retail expansion into the United States through partnerships with Toys“R”Us and Barnes & Noble. Kano’s Computer Kit and Screen Kit for ages 6 and up is now available for purchase online at Toysrus.com and Barnesandnoble.com for $149.99 each. The kits will arrive in all Toys“R”Us stores and 640 Barnes & Noble locations nationwide this fall.

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