Kano's Star Wars coding kit lets you become one with the force

What you need to know

  • In collaboration with Disney, Kano launched a fresh coding kit entirely themed around Star Wars.
  • The kit lets you build a Bluetooth motion sensor that can then be used to control scenarios you code yourself.
  • The kit can be used to learn some basic coding skills while enjoying a bit of Star Wars fun.

Kano, a company that creates fun kits that teach you how to code, has teamed up with Disney to launch a new Star Wars-themed kit. Built around the idea of using the force, the kit lets you use a motion sensor that can control scenarios that you build with code, with a little Porg and Tie Fighter flavor thrown in.

The kit comes with a circular motion sensor that you build yourself. Once it's put together, you can shift to coding some Star Wars fun with Kano's usual code-block interface in the Star Wars The Force Coding Kit app from iTunes, the Microsoft Store, or the Kindle Store.

"Learn the ways of The Force, with the Star Wars The Force Coding Kit - a build-it-yourself Bluetooth connected motion sensor, and creative coding experience that takes you on the journey from learner to master, as you code, create, play, and share endless Star Wars adventures," Kano said in a press release.

Inside the kit, you'll find all of the parts needed to put together the motion sensor, along with interchangeable logos for the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire. There's also a set of exclusive Star Wars stickers for users to check out.

The Star Wars The Force coding kit will be available on October 4 in the U.S., UK and Canada at "select retailers" and from Kano's website for $80.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl