Kano – simple as Lego, powered by Pi

Far from setting itself up to be in competition with the Raspberry Pi, the Kano is actually powered by it. Instead of giving people a simple board, Kano wraps the Pi in a case, adds all of the necessary cables and bundles in a colourful keyboard. It also runs a version of Linux that has been designed by the Kano team and places an emphasis on programming. Rather than ask people to fiddle around with the Pi until they figure out how to use it, Kano expects users to turn it on, instantly get going and figure out the deeper stuff later on. And, unsurprisingly, the idea has really taken off.