Kano computer

You know your project will be a hit when you ask an investor for USD $100,000, but instead, you get a check for USD $1 million.

That’s what’s happening to Kano, a computer project powered by Raspberry Pi that enables anybody, including kids, to assemble a computer from scratch.

The guys behind Kano started a project on Kickstarter with the goal of raising USD $100,000. With 15 days left to go, the sum raised has crossed the USD $1 million mark. And at the rate people are pumping money in, it could raise close to USD $1.5 million by December 19 (2013), the project’s closing date on Kickstarter. That screams success. Maybe Mark Shuttleworth should talk to the Kano guys.

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This image shows how much Kano has raised at just about the time I hit the Publish button on this article.
Kano computer

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Here’s a video introduction to Kano.

And here’s how to assemble a computer in 107 seconds using Kano. You may visit Kano’s home page for more information and visit the Kickstarter page if you wish to participate.

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