I run a (voluntary) codeclub in Melbourne Australia and also an online business focusing on STEM Education kits for kids. Am a hacker at heart so always trying to tinker and play around with the devices at home.
I stumbled across KanoOS mid last year but was dis-heartened which i couldn’t load it on my Raspberry Pi 3B+.I’ve managed to get 4.2.0 Beta running on the Raspberry Pi 3B+ and it’s TOTALLY AWESOME!!!
I’ve written a few articles about it at www.oztoylib.com.au and will be writing more in the coming weeks/months. Am looking to introduce the Kano OS and eventually Kano kits to our kids at the codeclub. Are there instructor guides that are available for us to dive into to understand what sort of structured classes we might be able to run with the Kano OS + Kits?
My daughter who helps me with the codeclub does a bit of coding but she’s totally into the Kano. She can’t keep her hands off the “terminal quest” challenges and keeps exploring the Kano using the gamification tools you’ve provided. Your idea of getting kids to learn through gamification is commendable. You’ve definitely got this one right.
Secondly, i understand 4.2.0 is in beta but it’s still totally AWESOME. There are bugs and am sure it will get fixed. For example, VNC only works in the normal classic mode and isn’t available in the other mode…not sure why.
Happy to beta test stuff out at our codeclub. So feel free to get in touch.
I am going to be diving deeper into the Kano so i can get comfortable with it and then eventually help our kids explore it.