The PC building is getting younger. Kano, the creator of STEM toys like the Harry Potter stick that teaches code, announced today that it is partner with Microsoft on the Kano PC, a laptop computer that children collect themselves. It is part of an overall effort to introduce students to various aspects of computer science. If it's not enough fun, DIY laptop with Minecraft: Education Edition software is also provided free of charge.
Of course, the Kano PC will not require a bunch of students to handle thermal paste, solder and the other in and out to assemble a laptop. Instead, the device contains colorful image instructions that break down every step of the assembly process. Each component is labeled and, thanks to a transparent case, visible even after the Kano PC is assembled. They can also be replaced in the event of an accident.
Building the laptop is not the only educational aspect of Kano PC. The Kano PC also features a "How Computers Work" app that allows you to create emojis with binary code, tinker with touch and sound and playback with the processor and memory. Learn exactly what your computer does when you press keys , speaking in the microphone, or touching the screen. "
The STEM toy is also filled with a variety of different software tools. Canoe App – Create almost everything, including magic effects and adventurous worlds, with simple steps and programming basics
Products designed to help children understand the technology around them become more common. Understanding technology is no longer optional, and technical skill will probably only become more important. Perhaps we are biased as enthusiasts, but from our perspective it is difficult to argue for teaching children how computers work. STEM training is a valuable goal for companies like Kano, Microsoft and maybe even DJI.
Canoe PC is available for pre-order now from Kano & # 39; s website and Microsoft Store for $ 300 (£ 300). STEM PC will also hit teaching dealers and select retailers in the US, Canada and the UK from October 21st.
Introduction to Kano PC
Photo Credit: Canoe