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I spent some time recently with Kano’s Pixel Kit, a successful Kickstarter project from the same people who made that Kano computer for kids. The $79.99 Pixel Kit is basically a low-resolution display, composed of 128 super-bright color LEDs, but it’s powered by a built-in computer you can program from your desktop of choice. It also has a microphone, tilt sensor, joystick, and two input buttons.

In the true spirit of Kano, you assemble it yourself, but it’s just snapping a few plastic parts together, so nothing very advanced. Where the learning begins is when you plug it in to your computer over USB and launch the Kano app. It’s one of those drag-and-drop coding interface, similar to what kids use in Hour of Code. I’ll be honest: I…

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