Our simplest coding kit, for movers, shakers and makers.
"I’d like to make a whole band of instruments play at the same time"
Lily, 8, Kano Composer
"It’s simple, but it’s challenging as it lets my daughters use their minds more and develop"
Control creations with your hand, or any movement over the sensor
Use logic blocks, make code respond to your commands
Make shapes, animals, art and more, paint with your nose and toes
Make weird and wonderful sounds, bring them to life
Set different points where movement changes what happens
Add a speaker for the world to hear
Connect your sensor to your computer
Wave your hand and make things move
Stick your sensor to any surface and keep it in place
Follow the simple steps, learn how sensors work
Make it your own!
OS X, or Windows 7 and above
Kano Computer with Raspberry Pi 3
Motion Sensor Kit is for ages 6+, no technical knowledge required.
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
2 GB ram
macOS 10.9 or later
Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor (64 bit intel processor)
2 GB ram
Kano OS 3.11
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Our simplest coding kit, for movers, shakers and makers. Make music and games, controlled by waving and swiping your hand. Learn to code with 30 step-by-step challenges, and play with endless community creations.
Yes! As long as you have USB ports available, you can add as many Motion Sensor Kits as you’d like. Use them together for multiplayer games, to create orchestras , and keep two hands busy.
The Motion Sensor Kit can be enjoyed by everyone, beginners and experienced makers of all ages. Typically, we recommend a starting point of beginners aged 6+, but children who can read/write might start earlier.
Children aged 6-8 years may need some parental supervision, reading the storybook and assembling the components. Other than that, no... unless adults in the room want to learn more about code!
The Motion Sensor Kit measures distance and direction. It knows how close your hand (or other object) is and turns this into data a computer can understand. The sensor connects to Mac, PC, Kano Computer Kit and Pixel Kit.
No, you don’t need a Kano Computer Kit. But you do need a computer.
First, build your own Motion Sensor Kit, guided by a storybook included in the box. Then plug your Kit into the USB port of your computer (Kano, Mac, Windows) and download the Kano app.
Yes. An internet connection is needed in order to download the Kano app for the first time, to use the app, and to control your Motion Sensor Kit.
The Motion Sensor Kit includes several ready-made projects that teach you how to code, including apps, games, and step-by-step coding challenges.
Yes, you can create your own projects. The Motion Sensor Kit gives you all the tools you need to start making your own music, games, animations and art. You can also share your creations so others can remix them and make them their own.
Please get in touch with our Education team. They will be happy to help with bulk orders, lesson plans and ideas for incorporating the Motion Sensor Kit into your curriculum.