Learn to code like a wizard with this Harry Potter wand kit

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Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit teaches muggles to code
Progammus Swiftus: Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit teaches muggles to code
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You can’t go to Hogwarts to learn magic, but the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit teaches programming as if you’re in the Wizarding World.

It comes with a wireless wand, and you flick and swish through the basic concepts of real-world programming. Professor Flitwick would be so proud.

It’s all about the wand

The wand is the centerpiece of Kano’s educational kit.  The first step for an aspiring wizard/programmer is to assemble their wand, learning about sensors, data, and code along the way. 

The wand connects to the Kano app to capture movements and turn them into rich effects, to make serpents slither, toads transfigure, fires flow, feathers float, goblets duplicate, Every Flavour Beans enlarge, and more.

Science not magic

The wand combines a gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer to detect its own location and speed in tridimensional space. These sensors allow it to place a cursor on screen where you point it, and also recognize the motions of some signature spells. You can also code the wand’s light and rumble pack.

With wand in hand, Kano’s step-by-step approach helps beginners understand coding concepts and principles.

There are more than 70 challenges inspired by the Wizarding World. Settings including Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade and The Forbidden Forest.

See the wand in action:

Grab some Harry Potter “magic”

The Harry Potter Coding Kit is Kano’s first product created with tablets at the forefront, and works wirelessly with iPad. It is also compatible with Mac computers, as well as Android tablets and Windows PCs.

The kit can now be pre-ordered for $99.99 / £99 / C$129 at Kano.me. The kit will go on sale worldwide at retailers in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand starting October 1. All pre-orders will receive a free Motion Sensor Kit from Kano.

While you’re waiting, you could play Hogwarts Mystery on your iPad.