With an increasing amount of STEM programming kits teaching children the basics of computer technology and coding, it was only a matter of time before one came along to that also teaches younglings how to also build a computer all on their own.
By using the included step-by-step instruction storybook or through the help of a teacher, kids can put together the computer’s battery pack, speaker system, keyboard, and printed circuit board (PCB). This process lets them get a feel for how grown-ups put together high-end PC rigs which let them run taxing programs (or play video games on the highest settings).
Kids can access the laptop using the 11.6-inch display, which runs on Windows 10 S (a version of the stock Windows 10 OS which can only run apps purchased from the Microsoft Store). A few apps such as Microsoft Teams, Paint 3D, and even a study-focused version of Minecraft are already installed on the Kano PC.
The Kano PC is powered using a 1.44 GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8350 quad-core processor and features 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space which can be upgraded via a microSD card. Like most basic laptops, it has two USB ports, a headphone jack, a microphone, one HDMI port, and Bluetooth and WiFi support.
The educational DIY PC kit will launch on October 21 of this year for $299.99. Find out more on the lesson plans, specs, and maybe even pre-order one for your kids for a holiday gift over at Kano.