About the KANO Motion Sensor Kit
The KANO Motion Sensor Kit($29.99)is the world’s most affordable creative coding kit. A sensor captures motion in the real world—a hand waving, a face approaching closer – and sends this information to the computer. From there, it can be used to make games, music, animations and art. It works with any Windows, Mac, Linux, or KANO Computer Kit, and does not require any previous Kano product in order to function.
The experience begins by assembling the Motion Sensor Kit.An illustrated storybook teaches you about motion, sensors, and data along the way. Then, you connect it to any computer and get started coding with step-by-step challenges: Wave a hand and simple code to make a game, a musical instrument, draw with motion. The Motion Sensor Kit comes with over 50 creative projects and challenges suitable for beginners of all ages, with many more available online. The software experience is driven by the Kano App. This visual coding tool allows control of the Motion Sensor Kit and serves as the learn-to-code platform. It also connects to Kano’s online community, Kano World, where any one can share and view other creations, see what others are making, and remix creations from the community into new projects.
My Take on the KANO Motion Sensor
As you might remember, my daughter and I built a KANO computer last year. This was an amazing experience and the computer really does an amazing job at teaching you how to code. While the KANO is built for younger kids I still find that when I use it I learn a ton about coding myself too.
Recently, KANO has started to come out with new items that will add-onto the existing computer. Not only can you build a computer, monitor, but I recently just tried out their new motion sensor kit that was recently introduced.
The KANO Motion Sensor Kit is the world’s most affordable creative coding kit. At only $29.99 the sensor captures motion in the real world. Thus, you can wave a hand, kick a foot and by doing this you will be able to inform the computer and you can use the movement to make games, music, animation or even art. The sensor will work with a Mac, KANO Computer Kit and best of all it does not require any previous KANO product to be able to work.
As I built the Motion Sensor Kit I found it to be very easy to build. The instructions are set up like a storybook and as you set it up it you learn so much about motion, sensors and more. By connecting it to the computer you will use the sensor to start to code games and more that with the swipe of your hand you can control the computer and what you have created.
I have loved using this and my daughters and I have enjoyed making games and more with this Motion Sensor Kit. If you have a child that loves computers or wants to learn how to code then this is a great system!
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