Geek's Guide to Valentine's Day Gifting

Kano Computer Kit

This is perfect for your favorite Valentine of any age. It won't ship until this summer, but it is cool enough for a mention anyway. A card now, and a follow up later? Spin it however, or save it for a birthday or just because. Regardless, I bet someone in your life needs this.

Their tag line is "Simple as Lego, powered by Pi." Everything about that sounds fun. It's a Raspberry Pi based computer that comes with a customizable case and is designed to engage kids in the process of building the computer and jumping right into code in an accessible way. It looks promising, and I'd love to get my hands on one.

At Kickstarter:

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but there is still time to find something awesome for the geeks in your life.
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