It is the premise of Kano, a DIY dataset company that today solves an update to the successful building of your own portable set. "We thought what would be cooler than a laptop you make yourself? A touchscreen laptop does yourself," says Kano CEO and co-founder Alex Klein. He hopes that the touchscreen will make canoe computers even more accessible and desirable, given that the contact is often the first way youngsters interact with monitors while inspiring them to build their own technology.
Klein originally launched Canoe with a kickstarter campaign in 2013 and determine a wave of DIY technology toys for children. products, including its dataset, as well as kits for a Harry Potter rod, camera, speaker and pixel grid, have built a cool feeling with over 250,000 users and 600,000 creations on the company's online platform. The kittens are all designed for children over 6 years old, with a history booklet booklet and color-coded parts that melt together. For younger children, there is probably something they want to do with their parents, but after hv As they grow older, the colorful block-based coding makes it easier for them to learn basic programming alone. Once the computer is built, the Kano operating system is filled with different levels of coding challenges to help children build their own programs, including tutorials for creating paintings and music applications.
With the addition of a touchscreen to the dataset, Klein hopes to compete not only with other DIY computers, but with professionally created tablets, too – maybe even replacing ubiquitous iPad that parents use to silence their screaming children. "With this product, we want to create a competitive offer for … tablets, [for] parents and children hungry on a first computing, one shared, one that builds the mind and consumes time," Klein says. 19659004] And while a canoe touchscreen computer, built with a Raspberry Pi, definitely does not match the quality of an iPad device, it has a 16GB of storage capacity and three hours of battery life, plus it supports apps like YouTube and WhatsApp on the Canoe Operating System. (For a child just starting with monitors, it's probably a good thing that the battery does not last long.)
Most importantly, it's meant to have children interested in build technology, not just consuming it. "It gives a real computer that's fast and can run YouTube and Minecraft but it pushes you into the joyful moment of discovery and creation, "Klein says. "We want to show why in 2018 the first computer you get will be one you build and encrypt yourself, and it does not have to be a less exciting or engaging experience just because it's creative and constructive."
Research has found that children who use set of rules at school tend to be more interested in STEM-related fields (although there is little research on whether building technology as a child will change the way you use it or help you a healthier relationship with technology when you are older). Nevertheless, Klein's conviction of building technology will help young children to be more engaged in how it works in the future, a hopeful: In a world where the public's lack of understanding of how technology works can have devastating consequences, the more we educate our children, the better.