LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--London-based Kano Computing recently launched its latest kit, the Pixel Kit, a DIY computer with 128 programmable LEDs anyone can make and code to bring art, games, and data to life. It connects to any PC, Mac or Kano Computer Kit and teaches the basics of coding with simple steps and a guided approach.
The Pixel Kit is currently available on Kano.me at an RRP of $79.99 and will arrive at selected retailers and e-tailers later in the year.
It comes with over 40 creative projects, suitable for beginners of all ages, with the goal of demystifying key programming concepts by making them physical. First, users build the Pixel Kit as illustrated by the storybook that is included and assemble the pieces like Lego. They can then can draw and animate their own characters, visualize the weather, build games, create a custom news ticker, and paint with light in 16 million colors.
The Pixel Kit was brought to life through Kickstarter in September 2016 and represents the company’s next steps to build an end-to-end, creative computing system.
Kano is a London-based technology company, creator of the first computer anyone can make. More than 150,000 Kano Computer Kits have shipped to people aged 6 to 81 in 86 countries around the world. They have built PCs, screens, radios, artwork, music, games, Minecraft hacks and more. The Kano Computer Kit empowers people around the world to create with technology, not just consume it.
Kano was founded by Alex Klein, Yonatan Raz-Fridman, and Saul Klein and has raised $19 million in funding to date, including its initial record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. Their investors include Jim Breyer, Marc Benioff, Martin Sorrell, Index Ventures, James Higa, Troy Carter and Shana Fisher, among others.
Kano has been chosen as one of the most innovative consumer electronics companies of 2017, joining the likes of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. Notable backers and supporters include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, supermodel Karlie Kloss, legendary musician Nile Rodgers, and British Prime Minister Theresa May.