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Anyone bought a kano computer?

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MrsJamin Mon 26-Sep-16 16:53:33

Looking into getting a kano computer for ds1 (8) but I don't know whether it's worth the money over a raspberry pi. DH is a developer and I'm pretty techy too so having something techy isn't a problem, just wondered whether the kano package was worth it, as the price is quite steep. Looking forward to seeing what version two will be like, which is being released tomorrow.

MrsJamin Mon 26-Sep-16 22:57:45


alex3142 Wed 28-Sep-16 04:30:29

We bought a Kano computer and (while its still early days), I think I would be tempted to buy a Raspberry Pi and download the Kano OS (which you can for free).
A Raspberry Pi in a case with a speaker and a wireless keyboard running the OS would be indistinguishable after the 1st set up.

I think the OS is great and is probably cross- funded by the cost of the Kano.

MrsJamin Fri 30-Sep-16 19:19:23

That's good feedback, and what I wondered about. Thanks. They have some interesting new peripherals too which look more worth spending the money on than the fancy case.

iloveholidays Fri 30-Sep-16 19:56:03

My colleague is a raspberry pi fanatic. He says the Kano is good but you're paying for the courseware more than anything else and you can build something a lot cheaper.

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