Habbi Habbi


Many remark how ‘global’ our product set is and ask ‘How did you choose and find them?’ We explored the toy universe … attended trade fairs, reviewed ‘best of’ lists, hunted for newcomers and looked at old favorites. In total, we researched over 2000 brands and reached out only to those whose products and stories aligned with our 9 values. These you see here are those whose stories spoke to us and whose products enable a conversation or experience for our kids (and us!) We hope you like them as much as we do.



I am from: Boulder, Colorado

I play with: 4+ year old friends

My values: Fundamentals, Creativity

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What I am

We are ‘robot’ blocks - like building blocks but smarter. Kids can snap us together to make, create, and reinvent robot constructions. With our free app, kids are able to remotely control their Cubelets or even change the way they behave. We enable creative learning about robotics, coding, and other big ideas like computational thinking!

My new Discovery Set has all new ways to play, and includes the brand new Bluetooth® Hat, the fastest and easiest way to connect to wireless devices.  And Habbi Habbi is one of the only places where you can experience Cubelets this holiday season!

How I work

We are little blocks of software inside little blocks of hardware. Each one of our blocks has a special function, so depending on how you assemble us, we change behavior. Our magnetic faces make us easy to snap together, so every combination is like a new creation. Our yellow brick adapters can also connect to LEGO and other building toys, to enable even more creative combinations!

My story

We are the brainchild of Eric Schweikardt. We started as part of his PhD thesis at Carnegie Mellon University, and our research was funded in part by the National Science Foundation. Today we are used in classrooms from Vermont to Vietnam, with our 620,000th block just shipped!