Kano Electronics

Computers for play to help kids learn about software

Kano is a technology education company that helps children build their own computers, teaching them to code for fun. We created circuit boards for their award-winning products — from concept to production.

What CircuitBuilder did...

We share Kano’s vision of making technology accessible and open to everyone – it's one of the main reasons we started CircuitBuilder – so we were pleased when they asked us to work with them soon after we launched our platform. Kano aims to give young people important digital skills that will stay with them well into their adult lives.

As a rapidly scaling consumer business, they needed us to design a new set of boards for a product line. And to do this quickly. While the company has an internal engineering team, they called on us to help them increase their capacity.

In an initial project, they sent us a schematic: from this we seamlessly designed the custom electronics. We then managed the assembly and delivery of a complex circuit board in a very short time.  

The Outcome

Kano were very impressed with the speed at which we were able to deliver. This resulted in us collaborating on several more projects! Since first working together, they have drawn on our experience of being able to design printed circuit boards (PCBs) quickly. We have created a series of circuit boards that means they can continue to ship their award-winning products.

Kano is an exciting client for us because they are at the forefront of a wave of new companies – companies that are increasing access to engineering. Like them, we want to lower the barriers to new technologies, to change how industries work for the better.

At CircuitBuilder, we are asked to design PCBs for lots of different sectors: from consumer electronics like Kano, to renewable energy, construction, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), and medical services – the list goes on. As a circuit design bureau, we're open to working with a range of companies. If your business has a product or even an idea that includes any element of electronics, just get in touch with us for a chat.