Kano PC, a company apparently dedicated to building inexpensive computer blocks to familiarize children with hardware and coding, has teamed up with Microsoft to offer a Windows 10 laptop to assemble that kids can assemble themselves.
Historically, building a PC was a difficult undertaking. At the time when I was a kid, finding a village blacksmith who owned the proper molds to mold the PCB to mold a motherboard was challenging. Once you have enough copper wire from the Ogre pit, you need to shred a good Mountain Performance depth clock and sacrifice it to pass to the three gods of peripheral support: IRQ, DMA and I / O range .
If your prayers (and your questionable driver code) were accepted, a new one would be added to your delicate stack of magic and circuits. Otherwise, run the FranticRepair function, making an all-night effort to restore the family computer in the state it was in before Your parents went to sleep the night before.
* reads the incoming Slack message *
Very well JamieIt was not really remove that bad. But building laptops has always been really difficult. This type of simplified construction kit will not give you a high-end system, but a way to introduce children to the idea of building their own own system to carry around the house and inevitably break, it's a good idea.
The technical specifications on the Kano PC include:
- Intel Atom x5-Z8350 quad core 1.44 GHz
- 4 GB of RAM DDR3L (unknown clock)
- 64 GB of eMMC, expandable via a microSD slot
- 1x USB 3.0 port
- 1x USB 2.0 port
- Wi-Fi 802.11n dual band
- Bluetooth 4.2 support
- 11.6 "screen (resolution unknown)
- 1x HDMI port.
- 1x 3.5mm headphone jack.
The device will work under Windows 10 S – the locked variant that should not be a problem with a device like this – and comes with some Kano-specific included applications, such as How Computers Work, Create Artworks Art, Kano App, Paint 3D, Kano Projects and, not to touch, Microsoft teams. (Seriously, this is a feature of the software listed).
In kits, however, the idea of building a small laptop as a child's system is appealing. The $ 299 Kano PC will only be available in October, but if it is up to its appeal, it may be a day off for a child interested enough to start learning how to build them.
It is unclear whether this version of Windows 10 S can be converted back into a real version of the operating system as are other computers running 10 S. If that is the case, it should be act of an excellent little computer for the first hands. Variants based on Linux and RBP are also available (and Kano builds different kits designed for these spaces), so that users have options depending on which operating system you prefer. Of course, there would be nothing s & # 39; stopping Someone is trying to load Linux into this case (and I'm sure someone will try), but the value-added software included by Kano is probably supposed to be a reason to stay with the Microsoft loadout. .