Kano, an educational computer company that provides kids with the tools to build their own technology, has received an investment from Sesame Ventures.

Together, the two companies will share knowledge, insights and best practices regarding parents and children and their interaction with technology from the earliest stages of life.

Sesame Ventures is the investment arm of Sesame Workshop, the company behind the popular educational children’s program Sesame Street. It seeks to partner with companies involved in tech, health, and child welfare and Kano is the latest addition to their list of collaborators.

Educational computing for kids is getting more exciting

As for Kano, it creates kits that allow users to build their own computers. Like the Computer Kit Complete. This is a laptop powered by Raspberry Pi 3 and Kano OS. It’s designed to help kids understand the basics of coding.

The kit is a full standalone machine that children cat put together with an integrated 10.1-inch screen and wireless keyboard. There’s even an additional USB board for connecting additional devices.

Once the device is all set up, Kano encourages users to get creative with programming languages like JavaScript and Python and make, art, games, hack Minecraft and a lot more. The Kano kits work with an Android app. Once users put the kit together, they can follow the steps in the app to learn how to code, doing challenges as they go.

The portable PC also works with popular services like WhatsApp, YouTube, and more.

In case you’re interested in teaching your kid how to code this summer, you should know the Computer Kit Complete is available for purchase for only $199.99. If you order now you can get $50 off.

Now as part of the investment, Kano will gain access to Sesame Workshop’s expertise in early childhood development. So we can expect good things from the company in the near future. Especially if you have been a long-time fan of Sesame Street, you should definitely keep an eye on Kano.

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