Kano's Motion Sensor Kit: gesture controls, for kids!
Gesture-controlled gadgets were all the rage at CES back in January. I'm still not convinced it's a good way to change TV channels, but it can't hurt to learn how to program for a motion sensor.
What's odd is that the Motion Sensor Kit was originally a part of Kano's Speaker Kit, which was announced alongside the Pixel and Camera in a Kickstarter last year. Only the Pixel has shipped so far.
I asked Kano about this, and received this statement:
Kano is in close touch with their Kickstarter backers / community to inform them of any delays and to keep them updated on when the Speaker and Camera Kit will be shipping — no ship date has been provided yet.
People who paid for the Speaker Kit will get the Motion Sensor together and will not receive it (the Motion Sensor) separately.
Feels like a bummer for Kickstarter backers, but for anyone looking for a fun coding project, the $29.99 Motion Sensor Kit is available right now and looks like it will enable a lot of fun projects.