Paper craft robot that teaches kids coding off to a strong start on Kickstarter

A robot that helps teach kids the basics of coding has surged past the $10,000 mark on Kickstarter in just two days.

Called Kamibot, the project blends robotics with paper craft as it allows kids to customise their robot with a number of skins including Dracula, Frankenstein or a selection of robotic characters.

With 27 days still to go on the crowdfunding site, Kamibot has already secured over one fifth of its funding goal of $50,000.

“Coding is an important skill for kids to learn, but unless parents and educators can make it fun, kids are never going to stick with it,” read a statement from Kamibot creators 3.14 via its Kickstarter page.

“We have created Kamibot to be small, programmable robots that kids can endlessly customise by writing their own code and by adding creative papercraft skins.”

A fusion of the Japanese word Kami – which translates as ‘paper’ – and robotics, Kamibot can be controlled via an app for mobiles and tablets as well as a computer. It also comes with a host of downloadable paper craft skins with which kids can create their own robot characters.

You can check out the Kamibot Kickstarter project here, or check out the campaign’s video below:

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