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You don‘t know the POWER of the Dark Side Register. Yesterday morning we happened to mention that Kano, a UK-based company that wants to make a rather tasty Raspberry Pi-based DIY computer kit for kids, wanted $100,000 (£62,200) to make it so. At the time, it had garnered pledges totalling just over $34,000. Kano computer kit …

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Oh bother

I had a quick look at this yesterday, and thought I would buy one at the end of the week. Went to Kickstarter, and just missed out on the last $99 earlybird offer!

Oh well, I'll just have to join the unwashed and wait a bit longer....

Oh, and well done to everyone involved - surely that's the sort of thing Eben was aiming for with the Pi?

V.

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Can I be 6 again please?

That looks like just the right balance between being exciting to build and do stuff with and being simple enough to not send me ... I mean a child ... scurrying back to the Lego because it's too much like scary learning work.

Congrats Kano!

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pi

Playing around with my Pi last night I realised why I love the thing. In the old days, I would install Linux on my PC, but I never trusted it. I felt I was only an update away from screwing my system(which happened). The more experimental things I put on the greater the danger.

With the Pi, I don't care. If I screw it up I'll just reformat the flash and start again. For that reason I am happy to throw some to the kids to play around with. The cost is minimal but allows them to explore and learn.

With that in mind the Hurri-Kano looks great and hopefully be an outstanding success

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Childcatcher

Good, Good.

No unleash the power of the Turing Machine, young six-year old.

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Re: Good, Good.

"No unleash the power of the Turing Machine, young six-year old."

Do be aware that careless use of computational demonology can have.. consequences...

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Re: Good, Good.

Consequences - yes, you might get taken to the, err, 'cleaners'

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Re: Good, Good.

"Consequences - yes, you might get taken to the, err, 'cleaners'"

A Capital idea, old chap.

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BUSI-ENGI-KANO

Dear Santa

Once this one is up and running maybe we can look forward to a commercial variant, with a few extra goodies in the box form someone like CIseco

The sort of thing that will drive in store AD Display boards , Very Remote control Home Automation like The Nest thermosat, or Video recorders, Entry systems, Home Delivery Boxes with a Webcam and a single button to call my mobile so I can unlock the box for the Postie\Courier etc etc

Better get my soldering iron out..

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Re: BUSI-ENGI-KANO

Get yourself down Lidl (or was it Aldi)... I was in one of them on Monday and they were selling 'radio solder' with real lead in it. The new lead-free stuff (which I thought had been banned from sale) can be trickier to use (less grace time between heating it with flux and applying it) and less reliable.

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Never mind that, where can I^HSanta get that keyboard for using with OpenELEC ?

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My first thought as well, but...

Pledge $49 to get it according to the blurb.

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Dear Santa,

I would like would like a Pi combined with a entry level 3D printer, and the 1st project being making a case for the Pi. Maybe also a box of components so I can build a PSU, then the sky is the limit.

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Dear Santa

I'd like a Via APC please. Or any other system-on-board that isn't backed by David "I Hate Second Hand Software" Braben.

Give with one hand, ream with the other. Yeah, I'll put my money elsewhere.

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Paris Hilton

But will they have it in Barbie pink for the girls?

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Hello China

Nice idea.... but a lead time of 9 months to deliver?

The only really bespoke stuff here is the (short) manuals and the tweaked operating system. By the time they finally deliver (July 2014) I expect the Pi world will have moved on and someone else will have filled the demand they kindly identified!

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Just shown this to my kids primary school head and they seriously impressed, especially with the new changes in the curriculum coming. Needless to say my 6 and 10 year would love to get there hands on this.

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Is barbie pink commercially available? I recon it is.

Mine's the one with the David Dickinson orange tint.

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All sold except the $119 kit which includes whole wide postage.

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$400K now

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