LOMO motivates children to try out their possess ideas and to act solution-oriented.
June 05, 2018
Today Kinematics GmbH launched LOMO, a singular coding diversion that introduces children ages 4-10 to a universe of logic, but any screens. The colorful starter pack is now accessible on a Indiegogo crowdfunding height starting during $99 USD. The debate also offers prolongation packs and kits for educators.
LOMO follows on a heels of a company’s successful 2014 debate for Tinkerbots robotic building kits, that lifted $300,000 USD from some-more than 850 Indiegogo backers and is now sole in some-more than 600 retailers in 18 countries.
The LOMO Starter Kit includes a LEGO®-compatible robot, programming board, luminescent coding bricks, and a diversion called Turtle Island. Players arrange 25 cards to emanate their singular journey landscape, and afterwards formula their drudge to lift out set tasks.
Players build and customize their drudge before revelation it where to go, by environment a analogous coding bricks on a programming interface. Each tone represents a opposite coding feature, and a bricks light adult as a formula is executed and a drudge navigates a journey map.
The company’s idea was to emanate a new kind of fondle that combines technology, play and earthy programming to learn children a many critical skills for a 21st century.
“We trust that children are a innovators of a destiny and STEM preparation is key,” pronounced Co-Founder Leonhard Oschütz. “Programming opens new opportunities for a brighter destiny for a younger generation.”
LOMO was designed in Germany by Kinematics’ group of engineers, in partnership with educational experts. Three LOMO prolongation packs concede kids to try hypothetical diversion worlds, evasion dangerous meteorites, navigate labyrinths, erect a beaver dam, and most more. Each embody their possess playmats, figurines, and tasks that can be solved independently, collaboratively, or opposite friends.
“Being means to know and to use a programming denunciation helps children teenagers to master a hurdles in a digital world,” pronounced Co-Founder Christian Guder. “LOMO motivates children to try out their possess ideas and to act solution-oriented. By convention a colorful bricks on a programming board, children can simply know a beliefs of program but any program or apps”
With LOMO, kids can play with algorithms, procedures and loops. When a coding bricks light adult they even assistance with debugging a code. The programming house has dual sections for elementary coding and modernized functions. Children can even restrict prolonged coding sequences into one handling section to keep formula brief and simple.
“It is really critical to ready younger generations for a hurdles of a digital era, and actively take partial in requesting pivotal technologies to a genuine world,” pronounced CEO Adrienne Fischer. “We trust that LOMO shows that pivotal record can be dealt with in a fun way.”
LOMO is rising on Jun 5, with an estimated smoothness in Fall 2018. For a outline of a pledges, revisit a Indiegogo page. Kinematics is accessible to give demos of LOMO in New York City starting Jun 5. Media wishing to talk their crew should hit PR agent, Allison AItken during +1 (514) 703-4989.
About Kinematics GmbH
The Tinkerbots plan emerged from Bauhaus University in Weimar, during a investigate assignment by LEGO® enthusiast, Leonhard Oschütz. He worked meticulously on initial prototypes, and founded Kinematics with Christian Guder and Matthias Bürger in Sep 2013. Adrienne Fischer assimilated a group as CEO in 2016.
The company’s goal is to deliver children to a universe of record and coding with innovative robotic toys. Since shipping Tinkerbots in 2015, a group has grown to some-more than 30 people with new products rising frequently on a Tinkerbots website, accessible during retailers worldwide. Product pattern and production proudly takes place in Germany.