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Harry Potter is Shifting from Wizarding to Coding With New Programmable Wand from Kano

Kano, the London based company behind a number of kid-friendly build it yourself tech toys has announced a new partnership with Warner Bros. to create a Harry Potter Coding Kit, the first-ever Harry Potter STEM product.

The build-it-yourself wireless wand shows wizards of all ages how to code and create, as you flick and swish through more than 70 challenges inspired by the Wizarding World.  Following the step-by-step manual, wannabe wizards build a wand and learn about sensors, data and code along the way.  The wand combines a gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer to detect its own location and speed in tridimensional space, making it capable of tracking your hand movement and allowing you to make serpents slither, toads transfigure, fires flow, feathers float, and more all within a connected app that will work wirelessly with iOS or Android tablets as well as Windows or Mac computers.

Harry Potter Coding Kit
(Photo: Kano)

As you learn to master your wand and the fundamentals of coding, the app will take you to a number of familiar locations from the Wizarding World including Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade and The Forbidden Forest. The kit will also include a poster that illustrates classic Wizarding World spell motions such as Incendio, Stupefy, and Wingardium Leviosa, which are featured in some of the coding challenges. Additionally, the kit will include a number of stickers inspired by the Wizarding World and reimagined in the unique Kano style.

The kit is available for pre-order for $99.99 and will go on sale worldwide at and retailers in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand starting October 1, 2018.

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