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    Kano: a kit that lets you build your own computer and learn to program for $119

    As seen on Kickstarter. Learn a new life skill: how a computer works, and how to code.

    To get in, get it before Thursday 12/19, U.S. Eastern time.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...nyone-can-make

    http://qz.com/159078/steve-wozniak-j...-12000-others/

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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...er-in-minutes/

    After assembling it (which seems to take less than half an hour), users can create games like Pong and Snake, build the speaker, and modify Minecraft using Kano OS, a Linux-based programming interface.

    Kano is designed to challenge closed computer devices and "to start creating with technology -- not just consuming it," the campaign page says.

    The instruction books are available so far in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin, with more languages on the way since Kano is trying to be a global grassroots computing project.
    http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/19/kano-kickstarter/

    The kits are the whole computing kit & kaboodle: an “end-to-end computer”, costing $99, which deliberately arrives in pieces so the curious can put it together, helped along by Kano’s easy to understand guidebooks, and then use the machine they’ve assembled to start sticking bits of code together and building virtual stuff.

    “The initial idea was let’s create a simple, fun, step-by-step computer kit that anyone can use to bring a computer to life and start hacking up games, and start really feeling that sense of possibility… rather than intimidation,” co-founder Alex Klein tells TechCrunch.

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