What is the Computer Kit Touch?
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” capacitive touchscreen. All the parts you need along with a detailed instruction book.
Does it really have a touchscreen?
It really does! A ten-point capacitive touchscreen meaning you can use all your fingers at once! Or all your toes, if you like.
Can I use a stylus?
Yes, a stylus with a soft, round nib will work just fine.
Do I need any tools to put it together?
No, it’s designed to be as simple and easy as Lego®*
Does it include parental controls?
Yes, the Computer Kit Touch includes a comprehensive set of parental controls to restrict aspects like internet browsing.
Is adult supervision necessary with the Computer Kit Touch?
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 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 powerful is it?
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.
What operating system is used on the Computer Kit Touch?
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.
Does this come with a camera?
Can I write documents or create spreadsheets?
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.
What other applications are available?
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, Tux Paint and Tux Typing.
Can I install other applications?
Yes, there is an extensive selection in our Software Library, all available for free!
Can this connect to the internet?
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.
Does it need to be connected to the Internet?
Although the best experience will mean being connected, you could easily enjoy the Kano Computer Kit Touch without the internet.
What age range is this aimed at?
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.
Can I use the Pixel Kit and Motion Sensor Kit with the Computer Kit Touch?
Yes! Both the Pixel Kit and Motion Sensor Kit are ideal companions for the Computer Kit Touch.
Can I use the Harry Potter Coding Kit with the Computer Kit Touch?
You can but there are a limited number of challenges available on the Computer Kit Touch.
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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