Q What is the Computer Kit Touch?
A The Computer Kit Touch is a computer you can build for yourself. It has a motherboard, a battery, a speaker, a microphone, a keyboard and a 10” touchscreen. All the parts you need along with a detailed instruction book.
Q Does it really have a touchscreen?
A It really does! A ten-point touchscreen meaning you can use all your fingers at once! Or all your toes, if you like.
Q Can I use a stylus?
A Yes, a stylus with a soft, round nib will work just fine.
Q Do I need any tools to put it together?
A No, it’s designed to be as simple and easy as Lego®*
Q Does it include parental controls?
A Yes, the Computer Kit Touch includes a comprehensive set of parental controls to restrict aspects like internet browsing.
Q Is adult supervision necessary with the Computer Kit Touch?
A 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!
Q Are you sure parents don’t need to know about computers?
A We guarantee that no technical wizardry is required. We provide a step-by-step storybook to guide you 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.
Q How powerful is it?
A The Computer Kit Touch is built around a Custom Raspberry Pi board with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1Gb of RAM and a 16Gb Micro SD Card.
Q What operating system is used on the Computer Kit Touch?
A The Computer Kit Touch comes with Kano OS which is a Linux®* based system specifically designed to introduce new computer users to technology and the concepts of coding.
Q Does this come with a camera?
Q Can I write documents or create spreadsheets?
A Yes, you can. Kano OS comes with LibreOffice, a full office suite including Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing, Math Formula and Database applications, all pre-installed.
Q What other applications are available?
A Kano OS comes with a whole host of applications, most of which are educational. We have our own, home-spun applications such as Make Art, Make Light, Kano Code along with others such as Hack Minecraft, Sonic Pi, Tux Paint and Tux Typing.
Q Can I install other applications?
A Yes, there is an extensive selection in our Software Library, all free!
Q. Can this connect to the internet?
A Yes, it can. It can access 2.4GHz WiFi signals and using the included Chromium browser, you can browse the internet and watch videos on YouTube.
Q Does it need to be connected to the Internet?
A Although the best experience will mean being connected, you could easily enjoy the CKT without the internet.
Q What age range is this aimed at?
A The Computer Kit Touch would ideally suit young people from the ages of 6 to 13 but we think there’s something here for everyone.
Q Can I use the Pixel Kit and Motion Sensor Kit with the Computer Kit Touch?
A Yes! Both the Pixel Kit and Motion Sensor Kit are ideal companions for the Computer Kit Touch.
Q Can I use the Harry Potter Coding Kit with the Computer Kit Touch?
A You can but there are a limited number of challenges available on the Computer Kit Touch.
Q I have a question that’s not in the entire Computer Kit Touch FAQ, how can I get in touch with someone?
*Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds
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