I am from: New York, New York
I play with: 8+ year old friends
My values: Fundamentals, Grit, Self Reliance, Creativity
What I am
A family of technology kits that reinvent the way kids learn, so they can grow to be tomorrow’s changemakers!
My kits are a system of electronic building blocks that snap together to turn ideas into inventions. I enable a build-it-yourself culture, am gender neutral, have real world application, and support lifelong skills to prepare kids for the future of work, STEAM, and modular systems.
My 3 featured invention kits are:
Electronic Music Inventor Kit: Encourages kids to build and customize a rockin’ synth guitar and more musical inventions
Space Rover Inventor Kit: Helps kids understand the competitive space race by creating inventions like an alien life detector
Base Inventor Kit: Challenges kids to create their own inventions to improve their home, community, and environment
How I work
I leverage inspiring stories of young inventors to get kids excited about STEAM; kids work with me in three parts:
Create: Kids can make a synth guitar, robotic hand, or planetary rover
Play: Remix inventions with step-by-step video instructions from the free app
Invent: Build a completely new design using inspiration from the app
I was created in 2011 by Ayah Bdeir, a (female) leader in the ‘Maker’ & ‘Internet of Things’ movement. Ayah grew up taking things apart to see what was inside, which led her to study and/or work at MIT, NYU, Parsons School of Design, TED and Disney. She created me with the goal of ‘breaking down technologies so that anyone - no matter age, gender, race, or nationality - can build, prototype, and invent.’
Humble brag - I have sold millions of kits in over 70 countries and have won more than 150 awards - including The Toy Association’s 2018 Creative Toy of the Year, Common Sense Education’s ‘2018 Top Pick for Learning,’ CNN’s ‘Top 10 Startups to Watch,’ and one of CNBC’s ‘Next List’!