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Can I use multiple accounts on the app?
Both the Coding Wand and the Harry Potter Coding Kit App can be used by more than one user!
For the Kano App, each user creates their own Kano World account and they will only need to remember their usernames and passwords (parents, guardians, or teachers might want to keep a log of them).
For the Coding Wand, it can be linked to the Kano App and used for multiple accounts. However, if you have more than one Coding Wand, keep in mind that they will need to be paired one at a time.
How do I start a coding challenge?
Click NEXT, and then read the tips at the top to learn as you go. The yellow beacon will show you where to focus. You drag and drop code blocks into place, clicking them together like jigsaw puzzle pieces.
How do I find which challenge to go to next?
Having some trouble finding your next coding challenge on the Harry Potter Coding Kit App? It's out there somewhere.
Scroll around the different locations, I'm sure you'll find one. The orange buttons contain new challenges and puzzles, keep an eye out for those. If you see a green button, that means you've already mastered that challenge. You can repeat a challenge as many times as you like!
By visiting new areas, you’ll find costumes, objects, creatures, and more for your Avatar!
Can I change what I’m making in the challenges and not follow the steps?
Yes. To do this, follow step-by-step as the instructions describe it – then right after, you can change your object, sound, size, color, name, number to anything you like.
How do I go full screen?
Click this full-screen icon just below the creation player.
How do I change the background of my creation?
Just click here:
How do I move objects on the canvas?
You can set the location of your objects using code, by clicking on the objects tab.
You can then make them follow your Coding Wand like this:
But you can also just pick them up and throw them around! Click on the canvas and drag – or on tablet, tap, and slide – to mess with the magical world you’ve made.
How do I make sound and music with the Coding Wand?
First click on “Add Parts”
Click on “Speaker”
Now pull in a “Speaker” block
Connect “speaker: play” to the yellow sounds block
Select a category and type of sound…
You can trigger it with a motion…
Change its pitch...
And even use your rotation to bend the pitch up and down.
How do I make the Coding Wand rumble, change physics, make music, draw, and more?
If you’re not through with the challenges, don’t worry – they’re optional! Head over to Kano World to play with thousands of magical effects made by people around the world. Check out the Play section to see ones you can cast with no coding required.
Can I reset all challenges in the app that have been completed to show as new?
Once challenges have been completed with the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit, the only way to reset the challenges to show as new is to create a new Kano World login for the app.
Can I save my creations locally?
There's a neat feature built into Kano App called export. It will turn the blocks into text and downloads them so you can store them locally on your computer! Click the cog icon on the right side of the app and click export to save a .kcode file on your machine.
If you want to come back and continue working on your creation, go to the same menu but this time click import and choose the .kcode file from your computer.