Tech Tool Of The Month: Kano’s Pixel Kit

It might remind you at first of Lite Brite, but Pixel Kit is way more than meets the eye. Funded through Kickstarter last year, it’s a physical device that you build and then shape using a separate computer. You learn to write code in the Kano app.

There are challenges that utilize a series of pieces that you pull from a list and slot together in different ways, similar to building a puzzle. Each shape represents a function and the free app tells you about their roles. And while you aren’t writing actual code with Pixel Kit, it’s a great visual representation of a similar process that works well for beginners, especially kids.

Most of the projects can be completed within half an hour and contain less than a dozen steps. And once you’ve completed the challenges provided by Kano, you’re free to build and experiment however you want.

Pixel Kit looks like the perfect tech tool for your kids to get started in the world of programming, and if you help them get rolling, you could learn a thing or two as well.

Learn more about the Kano Pixel Kit from this video.

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Joe Long