The DIY Computer: A Discussion with Kano

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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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