Kano’s Kickstarter

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This year seemingly everybody is Kickstarting something, but there’s one project that’s caught the eye of tech bigshots around the word, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. Kano is a DIY kit for assembling your own small computer, and its creators were looking for $100,000 in crowdfunding but walked away with $1.35 million this past week. Kano’s appealing package promises to teach amateurs how to build a computer from scratch; a valuable lesson in a world increasingly lacking knowledge about the products we have become unable to live without.