You can enjoy the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit on most devices, but not all. We've put together a list to help you get ready.
Your device must have Bluetooth Low Energy. If you're not sure if your device has Bluetooth Low Energy, please check our step by step BLE compatibility guide.
If you're not sure what system you are running on your device, you can go to whatsmyos.com and it will tell you right at the top of the page.
If you are still unsure whether the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit is compatible with your device please contact us any time.
To see specific devices that Kano users have been using their Coding Wands with, check out the Kano Community Forum Compatible Devices Mega Thread. Please note that this forum thread is a community project and is not an exhaustive list of compatible devices.
Can I use my Coding Wand with a smartphone?
The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit app is optimized for tablets and computers and we do not support using the app with smartphones.
Can I use my Coding Wand with the other Kano kits?
If you have a Computer Kit (April 2016 and onwards), a Computer Kit Complete, or a Computer Kit Touch you can still enjoy a more limited experience with access to 10 unique challenges!
Pixel Kit & Motion Sensor Kit
At this time, the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit does not work with the Pixel Kit or Motion Sensor Kit.
Why isn't my device listed as compatible with the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit?
It's perfectly understandable that you would want to know if your specific device is compatible, this is especially true where tablets are concerned. The problem is, there's a huge selection to choose from. Sometimes, from the same manufacturer!
Keeping track of every model from every manufacturer would simply be impossible especially since a manufacturer may need to make a slight change to a product line without updating the specifications. This happens all the time in manufacturing and for the most part, it doesn't affect anyone, but sometimes changing a particular chipset, for instance, can impact whether or not two devices can connect.
For this reason, we state the minimum requirements above and advise that the best solution is to speak directly to the manufacturer of your device.
The most important thing across the board will be Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE or BT LE). This is a subset of Bluetooth® that was available from version 4.0 of the Bluetooth standard onward but was not necessarily incorporated into the chipset (that would be up to the manufacturer). From Bluetooth® 4.2, you should be able to expect BLE is automatically incorporated.
Check out the Kano Community Forum Incompatible/Unsupported Devices Thread to see a list of the devices that we currently know do not work with the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit. Please note that this forum thread is not an exhaustive list of incompatible devices.