As soon as you read the first book, or see the first movie, there is something about the world of Harry Potter that draws you in. Magic is special because it is something that seems to unattainable; as far as we know, none of us are actually wizards. But if you fall in love with the world that JK Rowling created, then there is some part of it that you wish you could replicate in the real world. For so many of us, it's the wand. Because hello, wands contain all the magic. So, what if you could capture the magic of a wand from Harry Potter and also, current tech knowledge? Well, now you can.
Kano, the same company that created a build your own computer kit, has created the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit. If you or the kids in your life have ever expressed an interest in learning how to code and like Harry Potter, this is literally the best gift you can give them. It's essentially a wand you build yourself. You can learn coding through a simple flick and swish of the wand by creating spells and commands. There are approximately 70 challenges that range from beginner to expert.
You completely control the wand, just like a real wizard studying at Hogwarts. And there's an interactive app along with the wand, so you can see your creations on screen. Featuring many wizarding world specific things like Mandrakes, and locations like Hogwarts (of course,) Diagon Alley and the Forbidden Forest, you can "Wingardium Leviosa" with the best of them. This is a must for Harry Potter fans of any age, and because it's teaching something as important as coding, it's not just a frivolous toy that will be played with occasionally and discarded. It's fun and educational!
The Kano technology is compatible with most iOS, Android and Amazon tablets. It is also compatible with Mac and Windows computers, so you have plenty of places to use it. It also comes with a one year warranty. Right now, the product is available for pre-order; it will be released on October 1st via the Kano website, and Walmart. It retails for $100, but given all the cool things it can do, that is a steal!