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YOU CAN NOW LEARN HOW TO CODE IN A REALLY NERDY WAY

Date: 2018-07-26


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Coding is taking the world by storm, and it is probably best to find the easiest and most useful ways to teach the children, of today, how to enjoy it in a cheerful way.

The DIY computing kit maker, Kano, has unveiled a partnership with Warner Bros, launching a new coding kit featuring a 'build-it-yourself' wireless wand. The DIY device pairs up with a Harry Potter coding app via a MAC, PC, iPad or even an Android tablet.

It comes equipped with a manual on "how to make a coding wand" – users must assemble the wand –which features a magnetometer, accelerator, and gyroscope. Once the wand is complete these technologies allow the device to track hand movements, allowing users to control the action on screen.

With the coding app, users can unlock more than 70 challenges from across Harry Potter’s world, which have been designed to teach the basics of programming. In familiar locations like Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley, The Forbidden Forest and, of course, Hogwarts challenges such as flinging Bertie Bott’s every-flavour jelly beans into the air, or immobilizing the Cornish pixies, are all dictated by a corresponding Javascript.

The wand connects to an online platform, called Kano World, where users can share work and view other people’s work. The app also lets users download, inspect and freely edit community spells. The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit is the first Harry Potter-themed STEM product (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and launches in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand for $99.99/£99 on October 1st.

In the meantime, you can see the Harry Potter wand in action, in the video below.


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