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Learn code, robotics, and problem solving for kids

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Build a wand. Learn to code. Make magic.

Build a wand and learn to code with step-by-step challenges, inspired by the Wizarding World

The wand works with software and a connected app to capture movements and turn them into rich effects. It lets you make serpents slither, toads transfigure, fires flow, feathers float, goblets duplicate, and more.

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Bloomberg Quint
When it's released in October through a partnership with Warner Bros., Kano's Harry Potter coding kit will cost $99 and introduce children to programming languages such as JavaScript, which has real-world uses in modern web design and software development.
The Telegraph
There are few things that can spark a child's imagination quite like Harry Potter. Now, London-based technology start-up Kano has partnered with Warner Brothers to harness the magical potential of the fictional world to teach young people how to code.
TechCrunch
Kano has been an undeniable success story. The company, which began life as a Kickstarter project, had shipped north of 200,000 of its Raspberry Pi coding kits by the end of last year. 2017 also saw the company raise a $28 million round and get backing from Sesame Street's Sesame Ventures.
VentureBeat
Harry Potter is turning his attentions from battling dark wizardry to teaching kids how to code, after DIY computing kit maker Kano today unveiled a partnership with Warner Bros to launch a new coding kit.
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Transform your device into a programmable Robot!

Meet Pixel - your own interactive robot! Pixel starts off without any intelligence or emotion, so it's up to you to program some personality and life into it. Using Scratch, fun interactions can be programmed such as changing Pixel's emotion and speech.

Pixel aims to teach the basics of robotics and programming in a fun and interactive way.

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Medium
There have been a few programmable-robot toys for children in the last couple of years, and while they can be really fun and educational, they can also be really expensive. Or at least out of the budgets of many families.
Linkedin
So this week myself and some colleagues met with a couple of Canadians, one of them - Onome Igharoro is a former nuclear roboticist, the other -
Linkedin
Last week I ran an event at Beachborough School in Brackley. The event was promoted as a 'Robotics Day' and all the usual suspects were present -
BetaKit
Toronto-based Robot Playtime has been named the winner of The Next 36 Mastercard Challenge. In August, the company pitched in front of Mastercard executives and employees with six other Next 36 startups to earn the win.
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