What is the Computer Kit Complete?
The Computer Kit Complete is a portable computer anyone can make, like LEGO. You build and code it yourself. It’s a fun way to make, play and express your creativity with technology, and not just consume it. Learn to code in simple steps, use 100’s of third-party apps like YouTube and Wikipedia, and so much more. The Complete Kit also includes an HD screen, battery, and sound sensor, all in one backpack friendly design.
My Computer Kit Complete won’t turn on?!
Check out this article on troubleshooting to help get your Computer Kit Complete up and running.
I get ‘No Signal’ on the screen when I turn my kit on!
Follow the Kano OS re-install guide. This should get you back up and running!
What is the recommended age for the Computer Kit Complete?
The Computer Kit Complete can be enjoyed by everyone, beginners and experienced makers of all ages. Typically, we recommend a starting point of beginners aged 6+, but children who can read/write might start earlier. Thanks to the easy-to-use visual coding environment, anyone can make and play with it.
Does it include parental controls?
Yes, the Computer Kit Complete includes a comprehensive set of parental controls to restrict aspects like internet browsing. Find out how to set up parental controls here!
Is adult supervision necessary with the Computer Kit Complete?
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!
Are you sure parents don’t need to know about computers?
We guarantee that no technical wizardry is required. We provide a step-by-step storybook to guide you through the build process, as well as starting up your new computer. All Kano kits also come with lifetime support for parents and kids.
How do you learn to code with the Computer Kit Complete?
The Computer Kit Complete includes over 150 hours of ready-made projects that teach you how to code, including art, animations, games, and step-by-step coding challenges. You can also use Scratch, Codecademy, or one of our other supported third-party apps to improve your coding skills.
What else can you do with the Computer Kit Complete?
The Computer Kit Complete includes hundreds of hours of projects, tutorials, guided challenges and much more. It connects with Kano World, where makers worldwide share their projects so others can remix them. There are also 100’s of third-party apps, from web browsing (with parental controls) to coding experiences and physics game, with many others in between.
Will my kid lose interest?
Short answer: We bet they won’t.
Long answer: Even if they complete every single project available on the kit, the online community is a very active place. See what others are doing, remix their creations and make them your own. Or learn new skills on YouTube, write stories, explore in Story Mode. Once built, this is a small but powerful PC, capable of browsing the Web, YouTube, accessing email, downloading new apps, and more (all managed by parental controls).
Is it robust? What if I have questions after I build it?
The Computer Kit Complete is quite sturdy, as it comes with a protective case to keep it safe. As with any piece of electronics it's best kept away from any liquids. If you have any questions after building your Computer Kit Complete, check our Help Center for more information. If you don't find what you're looking for, you can reach out to our Customer Success Team.
How long does the battery last?
A full charge of the battery should provide you with around 4 hours of continuous use, depending on the level of performance required.
What if my kid gets stuck?
Our Customer Success Team is always happy to provide any support necessary. You will receive lifetime support when buying any Kano kit.
Does the Computer Kit Complete need to be connected to the Internet?
No, but the experience is greatly enhanced with a working internet connection. We recommend that Kits are connected to the Internet to ensure you have the latest software. Also, some third-party apps may not work without Internet access. Much of the Kano experience is lost when Kits are not connected.
I’m an educator, how do I find out about using the Computer Kit Complete in schools?
Please get in touch with our Education Team and they will be happy to assist.