Amazon offers the Kano Raspberry Pi-powered Computer Kit (2016) for $82.47 shipped. Originally $150, we’ve seen it more recently around $100 with today’s deal being a new Amazon all-time low. Kano delivers a kid-friendly approach to Raspberry Pi and STEM learning. It features everything needed to get started short of a monitor, although you can hook it up to a TV. Also included is access to Minecraft, Pong, YouTube, Google Suite, and much more. It’s a great way to jump start your child’s interest in programming this holiday season for less. Rated 4/5 stars. Learn more in our hands-on review.
Raspberry Pi has one of the lowest entry points to an operating system that we’ve seen. If Kano is too pricey, consider going with one of this popular bundles at Amazon from under $30.
- A computer anyone can make. With simple steps and a storybook, build your own computer and bring it to life. For ages 6+ (no technical skills required)
- With playful projects and challenges you’ll learn to code art, music, apps, games and more
- Trusted by thousands of educators worldwide. Winners of the Family Choice Award, Webby Award, Red Dot Award, Cannes Gold Lions and more
- Includes everything you need. Raspberry Pi 3, case, speaker, wireless keyboard, memory, HDMI and power cables, coding challenges, stickers and lots of apps
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