|Startup Name||Robo Wunderkind|
|What problem are you solving?||Rustem Akishbekov, the founder and CEO of Robo Wunderkind, initially came up with the idea of a child-friendly programmable robot while trying to teach his friends the basic of coding and robotics. When he realized how complicated it was for newtoprogramming users, he set out to make learning coding and robotics as fun and simple as playing with LEGO(TM).We want to revolutionize the toys our kids play with, we want them to be more than pieces of plastic. The LEGO(TM) brick hasn`t changed over 60 years while everything around it has. Now is the time for a smart toy like Robo Wunderkind that will help kids develop the skills they need for the future.|
|What is your solution?||Robo Wunderkind is a programmable robotics kit for children of all ages. On Monday, September 21, it was launched on Kickstarter, with early bird pledges starting from just $79. Robo Wunderkind is revolutionizing how coding is taught through robotics. Kids of all ages find it easy and enjoyable to play with!Robo Wunderkind is a set of blocks for building robots. On the outside, Robo blocks are child friendly and safely encase the sophisticated electronics contained on the inside. These electronic components transform regular blocks into programmable robotic components. By just snapping blocks together, even a five year old can build a robot. The fun doesn`t stop there: kids can playfully program the robot in an intuitive app. Modular, colorful, and LEGO(TM) compatible, this is the toy that opens up children`s eyes to the world of technology. |
Robo Wunderkind connects to Android and iOS devices via Bluetooth. Kids can use the app’s visual draganddrop interface to program it. This early learning method means that children aren ́t hindered if their reading level is still developing. Once children have mastered the basics of coding, they can move on to program their robot with Scratch, a fun programming language for kids developed at MIT. Robo Wunderkind is unique because children need not have any prior programming experience to get going. Furthermore, the cubes\’ magnetfree and secure connection system makes Robo Wunderkind stand out from the crowd.
Robo Wunderkind comes in three sets. Kickstarter prices started at $79. There is a sliding price scale depending on the cube quantity and complexity. The cubes’ colors relate to their function: red is a proximity sensor, blue is a motor, orange the main controller, and so on. The most advanced set comes with a digital camera and a weather sensor. With these special functions, your children can give weather forecasts or even surprise you with their first filming endeavors. Robo Wunderkind has been designed so that flat LEGOTM adaptors can be attached, making the blocks compatible with LEGOTM. Children can then personalize the robots they have built with LEGO(TM) blocks or figures.
|How will you make money?||149$ Robo Starter Kit, 249$ Robo Advanced Kit, 499$ Robo Professional Kit|
|Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?||Rustem Akishbekov founded Robo Technologies, Inc and brought Anna Iarotska and Yuri Levin on board in 2013. The company is based in Vienna, Austria and San Francisco, California. The founders have gathered together a team of passionate engineers and designers who have been working on the project for two years.In the summer of 2014, the team was part of the first worldwide hardware accelerator HAX. The progress made there was incorporated into Robo, earning them the|
|Founders Names||Sarah Kamrau|
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