One of British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke’s widely cited three laws states: “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” This is apropos for the Harry Potter Coding Kit, a new STEM product from Kano that lets kids program a magic wand with signature spells from the Wizarding World.
Kids first follow instructions to build the wand, then gain access to the device’s built-in gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer. These sensors track location, speed, and hand position in three-dimensional space. The magic begins when the wand and app are paired via Bluetooth with a free companion coding app.
Kano also plans to allow kids to share their projects with other users using the Kano World website.
The Harry Potter Coding Kit is set to hit store shelves on October 1st for a price of $99 USD. The kit is available for pre-order now from Kano’s website.
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