What is the Pixel Kit?
The Pixel Kit is one of Kano’s creative coding kits. With it, you can make and code dazzling lights, build your own games, create animations, paint with light.
What is the recommended age for the Pixel Kit?
The Pixel Kit can be enjoyed by everyone, beginners and experienced makers of all ages. We recommend 6 years old as a starting point but children who can read/write might start earlier.
Is adult supervision necessary with the Pixel Kit?
Some children ages 6-8 years old may require parental supervision reading the storybook and assembling the components. Other than that, no, unless adults in the room want to learn more about code!
Do I need a Kano Computer Kit to use the Pixel Kit?
No, you don’t need a Kano Computer Kit. But you do need a computer to use the Kano App. The Pixel Kit can be connected to any Windows, Mac, or Kano Computer Kit.
How do I set it up?
First, you build your own Pixel Kit, guided by a storybook included in the box. Then turn it on at the switch and watch the boot-up animation come to life. Plug your Kit into the port of your computer (Kano, Mac, Windows) and download the Kano App.
Why is it called a Pixel Kit?
We see every LED on the grid as a Pixel, and you put the product together yourself. It is made with 128 LED lights (on a 16x8 grid) that you can control with code. Each LED can flash up to 30 times per second, with 16 million colors to choose from.
How can I connect my Pixel Kit to a computer?
Connect the Pixel Kit to your Kano Computer Kit, Mac, or Windows computer using the provided USB cable.
How do I learn to code with the Pixel Kit?
The Pixel Kit includes several ready-made projects that teach you how to code, including light shows, games, and step-by-step coding challenges.
Can I create my own projects?
Yes, you can create your own projects. The Kano App gives you all the tools you need to start creating, so you can make your own games, animations, and art. You can also share your creations so others can remix them and make them their own.
I’m an educator, how do I find out about using the Pixel Kit in schools?
Please get in touch with our Education Team. They will be happy to help with bulk orders, lesson plans, and ideas for incorporating the Pixel Kit into curriculums.