Tech specs & FAQ

TECH SPECS
FAQ

Compatibility

The Pixel Kit works on laptop, and desktop computers, and requires the free Kano app. It also works on any Kano Computer Kit. Please check your laptop or desktop computer conforms with the minimum requirements below.

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Windows

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor

2 GB ram

Apple OSX

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 Computer Kit

Kano OS 3.11

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Board

Processor
Dual Core 240MHz
Lights
128 RGB LEDs. 16x8 grid
SRAM
520kb

Connectivity

USB
3 USB ports. 1 Micro-USB port
Wi-Fi
802.11n Wireless LAN
Microphone
MEMS Technology. Omnidirectional

Power

Battery
1,550 mAh Lithium
Rechargeable
Yes
Duration
3 hours constant play

Storage

Memory
16mb Flash

Control

Joystick
1
Buttons
2
Mode Dial
2 built-in modes. 3 save slots

Parental Information

Pixel Kit is for all ages, parental help may be needed for ages 6 to 8, no technical knowledge required. 3 levels of parental controls

FAQ

What is the Pixel Kit?

The Pixel Kit is Kano’s latest creative coding kit. With it, you can make and code dazzling lights, build your own games, create animations, paint with light.

What is the recommended age for the Pixel Kit?

The Pixel Kit can be enjoyed by everyone, beginners and experienced makers of all ages. We recommend 6 years old as a starting point but children who can read/write might start earlier.

Is adult supervision necessary with the Pixel Kit?

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!

Do I need a Kano Computer Kit to use the Pixel Kit?

No, you don’t need a Kano Computer Kit. But you do need a computer to use the Kano App. The Pixel Kit can be connected to any Windows, Mac, or Kano Computer Kit.

How do I set it up?

First, you build your own Pixel Kit, guided by a storybook included in the box. Then turn it on at the switch and watch the boot up animation come to life. Plug your Kit into the port of your computer (Kano, Mac, Windows) and download the Kano App.

Why is it called a Pixel Kit?

We see every LED on the grid as a Pixel, and you put the product together yourself. It is made with 128 LED lights (on a 16x8 grid) that you can control with code. Each LED can flash up to 30 times per second, with 16 million colors to choose from.

How can I connect my Pixel Kit to a computer?

Connect the Pixel Kit to your Kano Computer Kit, Mac, or Windows computer using the provided USB cable.

How do I learn to code with the Pixel Kit?

The Pixel Kit includes several ready-made projects that teach you how to code, including light shows, games, and step-by-step coding challenges.

Can I create my own projects?

Yes, you can create your own projects. The Kano App gives you all the tools you need to start creating, so you can make your own games, animations and art. You can also share your creations so others can remix them and make them their own.

I’m an educator, how do I find out about using the Pixel Kit in schools?

Please get in touch with our Education team. They will be happy to help with bulk orders, lesson plans and ideas for incorporating the Pixel Kit into curriculums.

I have a question that’s not in this FAQ, how can I get in touch with someone?

No problem! Contact our Customer Care team and they will be happy to help. You can also reach us on Twitter and Facebook.