Price: $ 99
Here's what we like
- Easy to assemble a child
- Well-trained lessons that gently lighten you
- Some well-groomed Harry Potter fans thrown service in  It's a pleasure to
and what we do not turn around
- No fool on the wand
- No tips for puzzles
Toys and games that are fun for you Children, but also surprisingly instructive, are the ideal place for the purchase needs of many parents. Throw a popular franchise, and it's hard not to like Kano's Harry Potter Coding Kit right away.
As someone looking for new and exciting ways to teach children how to code, Kano sent me his Harry Potter Coding Kit, just in time for Christmas.
I was pretty excited about it and you know what? It will also tempt you. Let's take a look at what makes it so funny.
A quick glance at the packaging of the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit will immediately show you one important thing – this is a package that looks expensive and is a great gift. Opening a part of it by lifting dark transparent cloths gives the style and the luxury a feeling that far exceeds the cost of the thing. But when you are ten years old, it will feel like a big event.
Luckily for this kid, you do not have to worry about delegating the hard setup work to an adult. Designed for children (as well as enthusiastic adults), the manual contains a few simple instructions to help you figure out what to do to assemble your Harry Potter wand. Granted, this wand does not look very much like the wands you saw in the movies (or how the books describe them), as it's much less decorated and does not mimic the wand of a certain character, but it's still pretty neat ,
It's easy to push the PCB part of the rod together with the rest (and insert the batteries properly) and you're done with the physical hardware. It's a nice touch that the booklet explains what each piece of the board does and immediately introduces some important concepts to children who have never done it before. We especially like that the kid starts the process by showing them the bare board and having the wand assembled. The wand hardware includes a nine-axis accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a magnetometer. The only noteworthy thing is that there is no buzz.
The first thing you see when you sync it to your PC or Mac (the iPad is also a limited alternative) is the need to update the firmware on your computer's magic wand. Yes, that takes away some of the shine, but at least it's pretty fast. It's also the perfect time to see the poster and stickers that come with the kit.
Crucial to a gadget such as this is that any child who is unclear with a PC can do things all by themselves the need for a parent to get involved. Within moments, they can begin with the many lessons and challenges they contain.
Coding with the Harry Potter Kano Coding Set is almost as easy as you wish. Block-based, drag and drop the parts of the language to cast spells. It's intuitive and it starts off easily.
The app runs like a game with a map of challenges set in well-known locations like Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and other places that will make Harry Potter fans happy. Unfortunately, there is no action that can follow, but you have plenty to do to find out the scratch-like programming language. As with any intuitive coding system, different colored blocks will guide you through what you need to do. They are something like puzzle pieces, so you can always get confused and find out by trial and error how to do something.
Most of the time, however, just by paying attention to the challenges and problems that the lesson keeps you up to date. The lessons start very easily, but are gradually well expanded. Soon you need to add variables, change values, and even toggle objects. The lessons are also magical. We talk about things like casting a spell and hovering an object or magically making broomsticks. It's fun to see how things develop.
Where the wand comes into play are his gesture-controlled commands. You can "draw" famous spells like Wingardium Leviosa or Imperio by turning your wand quickly. It is also possible to move elements on the screen by moving the staff, provided you have coded the right things, of course. It's a funny touch and a bit more exciting than just tapping a button and ending a routine.
At regular intervals, you have a puzzle to solve. This will test what you have learned so far. You probably did not remember as much as you thought. Annoyingly, there are no hints or tips here. Instead, you'll need to go back to previous lessons to do a refresher course on what you should already have learned. However, at least that means you definitely know what to do later, as the exercise refines your skills with the platform.
Whether you have completed a puzzle or just made a lesson, you & # 39; You will be rewarded with new equipment to equip your avatar. Sure, it's not life-changing, but it's fun to reward children and encourage them to do more.
What do you learn?
You are actually learning a ton in your heart while using the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit. There are a total of 99 challenges to master, as well as the ability to create your own wand creations or to engage with others. This site is not perfect because there is no curiosity to talk about, but it does expand your possibilities immensely.
So, should you buy it?
What I did not really mention here is how happy an experience of the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit is. It is sometimes faulty. I really would have appreciated clues and tips for the puzzles, and the graphics will not really win prizes. It's a lot of fun though.
Merging block blocks to create a magic wand routine is so satisfying. You can enjoy these little moments of wielding a wand and "casting" a spell, throwing something with Harry Potter elements into the air, or simply triggering fireworks on the screen. In addition, your children (and you) learn this way.
Kano points out that this kit is suitable for children over 6 years old. In reality, you have to lead your child pretty much until it is a bit older. Mileage, of course, depends on how technical your child is, but this is a better device for the market for teens and young teens.
It's a kind of coding that equals the equivalent of putting wheels on a bike. They feel they are doing something cool without knowing how valuable their skills are on the move. Worst case? They never code "right" (in the dry sense, just start with a blinking cursor), but they still master the logical skills without realizing it. Besides, they have a lot of fun on the way.
Here's What Like
- Easy to assemble for a child
- Good-humored lessons to gently lighten you
- Some nice Harry Potter fan service
- It's a pleasure to be with  and what we can not turn around
- No fool on wand
- No hint of puzzle