The DIY Computer: A Discussion with Kano

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

The DIY Computer: A Discussion with Kano

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

About this event

Alex will share how the concept for Kano’s first computer and coding kit came to be -- a challenge that stemmed from his six-year old cousin, Micah, to build a computer as simple and fun as LEGO, “so no one has to teach me.” That ask soon became Kano, a DIY computer kit based on a small computer board called the Raspberry Pi. Alex and his cofounders took to Kickstarter in November 2013 looking to raise $100,000 in 30 days and wound up getting that much in just 16 hours. By the end of the campaign they had raised $1.5 million from backers in 86 countries, including Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak and Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler, and to date have shipped more than 40,000 of the $150 kits around the world.

This is an interactive live stream, and we encourage you to tweet any questions before and during the live stream by using the hashtag #GALive

Takeaways

  • Learn why and when Kickstarter makes the most sense
  • Understand the guidelines to grow and navigate a business
  • The importance of community, and keeping yours happy

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