Star Wars The Force Coding Kit Review (Kano)

Star Wars The Force Coding Kit
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EDITOR'S REVIEW
OVERALL EDITOR'S RATING:
What It Is

One part construction set, one part learning app, users are guided through the ins and outs of coding through a series of cutely designed and portrayed versions of the Star Wars universe after building a simple IR sensor. The IR device is generally quite responsive in tandem with the app, which was a crucial factor in determining the usefulness of this device.

The app is simple and straightforward to use, and provides a wealth of activities and options: between building an avatar of one's own to use in the Kano Star Wars galaxy and not just sharing but also utilizing the creations of others, there's plenty to do here.

Is It Fun?

Yes, but only if the recipient is deeply invested into learning more about coding. (Though being a Star Wars fan in general does help as the cute aesthetic is worth reveling in).

Who It’s For

Star Wars fans and first-time coders ages 6+.

What To Be Aware Of

The app itself can be only used on Mac or Windows 10 PCs, or on tablets via iOS or Fire 10 Tablets; no smartphone or Android versions are available as of this posting. Also requires two AA batteries (which are included).

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy


    2 AA batteries required