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Kano starts shipping a DIY HD screen kit aimed at kids


London-based startup Kano has started shipping pre-orders of its latest DIY hardware, the 10.1 inch LCD HD Screen Kit.

Unveiled back in September, the company’s build-your-own screen can be combined with the New Kano kit powered by Raspberry Pi 2, initially offered at a special price of $250 for both.

The screen works as a standalone device costing $110 when pre-orders went live, but its retail price is now $129.

People who didn’t pre-order can still get their hands on one, with the company saying it should arrive before Christmas.

Kano raised a $15 million Series A round back in May and was recently chosen as one of Silicon Valley Comes to the UK’s Scale Up Club for 2015 because of the 1000 percent growth year-on-year seen as the company has expanded.

Kano goes head-to-head in the build-your-own computer space with the likes of London’s pi-top, which just smashed its $50,000 Indiegogo campaign for the the pi-topCEED, a $99 Raspberry Pi-powered desktop computer. 

Disclosure: I delivered a freelance project for Kano back in 2014.

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Published November 23, 2015 — 11:06 UTC