Kano - Build Your Own Computer!

Who is this program for?

Kids, ages 8 to 13, who are interested in building their own computer
and learning how to program, code, and create their own games, art, and music.

What is a Kano Computer?

Thanks to the creation of the Raspberry Pi, it is now possible to purchase a fully-functional computer for about $35. The Raspberry Pi itself can be connected to a screen or television with the proper components or, in the case of the Kano Computer, can be used as the foundation for a small desktop computer that looks and feels more like what we're used to seeing!

Read more about the Kano Computer at their website - kano.me - and take a look at some of the pictures of the Raspberry Pi and Kano in action!


When and where is the workshop?

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 from 10:30am to noon, at the John McIntire Library
(220 N 5th Street, Zanesville, OH 43701)

How much does it cost?

The workshop is entirely free to participants.

It's free?! So what's the catch?

Well, there's a few things you should know:

  • We have a very limited number of Kano Computer kits. If you and your child are at all interested, you should register as soon as possible! In the event of a cancellation or someone does not show up, there will be a waiting list and you may be called the morning of the event!
  • The computer that you create will belong to the Muskingum County Library System. When the workshop is finished, the computer will be placed in one of our five branch locations and at the John McIntire Library, and will forever bear your name on it as its creator! At this time, unfortunately, we cannot allow you to keep the computer.
  • Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to participate in the workshop. The kits are designed to be assembled by children, but the opportunity for great conversation and engagement with your child shouldn't be missed.
  • Attendees are allowed to bring one additional guest - a friend, a sibling, a cousin or other relative, etc. - to share this experience.

We had a HUGE response on the first day of registration
and unfortunately, all the spots have been filled.
However, if you would like to be put on the waiting list,
please fill out the form below.

Name *