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The brand new joint venture of Warner Bros and a British STEM startup Kano might bring Hogwarts just a little bit closer. That is if you can wait until October.

What’s the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit?

The new Harry Potter DIY kit from Kano packs a lot of tech – and magic – in a build-it-yourself wand that connects to a computer or a tablet via Bluetooth. The initial coding challenges are about recreating spells in a Hogwarts-inspired world.

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Overview of the kit’s content

The kit is expected to be released on October 1st. It features over 70 beginner’s code challenges, and more developments are expected to come. With this new wand, experiencing the magical world of J.K. Rowling as you learn about JavaScript, logic, and valuables is possible even for muggles.

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The hardware is just as “magical” as the software, in the true Kano spirit. The wand might not have come from Ollivander’s shop, but it can hold its own. Featuring a gyroscope, an accelerometer, and a magnetometer, the kit allows to track all the movements on the screen. It’s the first Kano product compatible with both tablets and desktops/laptops.

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“We are thrilled to partner with Warner Bros Consumer Products to inspire people of all ages, all over the world to make their own code, and see how easy it can be to understand, play, and create with it”, said the founder of Kano Alex Klein. The swishing and flicking of the wand that’s packing so much technology looks a lot like magic – very inspiring indeed.

If you’d like to order the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit, you can do so on the official Kano website or grab it on Amazon for currently $99.99. Have fun learning!


YouTube: Introducing the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit

Photo credit: All images used have been provided by Kano as part of their press kit.
Sources: KanoLulu Chang (Digital Trends) / Chaim Gartenberg (The Verge)

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