Kano is a London-based creative computing company devoted to empowering people of all ages to connect with technology, with kits users can build and code themselves. Their mission is to democratize computing and cultivate a new generation to create with technology – not just consume it.
When Kano launched on Kickstarter in 2013, it became the most crowdfunded learning invention of all time. Their bestselling Computer and Screen Kit comes with an illustrated storybook that lets users build a computer with plug-and-play pieces. Once complete, users learn how to code and can make games like Pong and Snake, build wireless servers, synth beats and songs, invent massive Minecraft worlds with code, make art, and much more.
Last year, Kano debuted three new Kits on Kickstarter, a Camera Kit, Pixel Kit and Speaker Kit, Lego-like kits to build connected devices, and Kano Code--a new coding tool that lets everyone, from beginners to advanced users, create sophisticated interactive apps to power the new kits. Kano is the recipient of the first-ever Cannes Lion for Product Design in Gold and the Red Dot Product Design Award.