Kano Raspberry Pi Computer: DIY a Touchscreen Computer

By on September 17, 2018
Pin It

The $280 Kano Computer Kit Touch features a 10.1-inch touchscreen a wireless keyboard, mouse, 2W speaker, and mic. There’s also a 3000mAh battery with 2.5 to 3-hour support, and a 16GB microSD card loaded with Kano OS 4.0. The DIY kit retains the 1.2GHz Raspberry Pi 3 Model B single board computer of the previous model, but it’s a custom model with the 10/100 Ethernet port removed.

Designed to help beginners of all ages to understand how a computer works, what’s going on behind the touchscreens that we use everyday, and how to create art, music, and games with code – the Computer Kit Touch is a DIY computer that we want you to touch.

Kids can construct the Computer Kit Touch computer on their own. The kit houses the Pi within an acrylic case mounted on a stand that includes a slanted, 10.1-inch touchscreen. The screen offers 10-point capacitive touch and 1280 x 800 resolution.

The kit includes an HDMI cable for hooking up to a monitor in addition to the RGB-based touchscreen connection. A 3-port USB extension board provides external USB connections. The quadcore, Cortex-A53 based Pi, offers the usual 1GB RAM, as well as a 2.4GHz WiFi/ Bluetooth module and audio jack. Parental controls are available for Internet access.

More information may be found in Kano’s Computer Kit Touch announcement or in the video below.



jlcpcb.com



About Luca Ruggeri

Leave a Reply