The tech toy and STEM specialist, No.66 Studios is bridging the gap between construction play and digital-physical interactive play with the launch of its EnigmaBot – Create Your Own Game Building Kits and Explore to the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter.
Developed to encourage kids and families to get hands on with building, construction and imaginative play all within the STEM toy sector, the EnigmaBot is a kit that can be built into different models, with a number of different games and modes of play.
By following the kit’s step-by-step 3D animation instructions, kids can build EnigmaBot into an arcade console, a violin, and more. Combined with the included smart motor and joypad module, each build has different functions allowing for different motion-sensing games to be played.
“Parents are always looking for ways to help their kids learn and encourage their interest in science and technology that can benefit them in the future,” said No.66 Studios’ CEO Lai Wei.
“But to stay engaged with learning, kids need to have fun and explore their creativity. EnigmaBot combines the best of both worlds, it’s an interactive game building kit that lets kids explore their creativity, helps develop hands-on building skills and rewards them with games, fun and entertainment.
“It’s perfect for kids who enjoy robotics and electronics but it adds an interactive hands-on building experience that helps develop problem-solving in a fun way.”
This set includes three kits: an arcade for playing a series of two-player confrontation retro games, a mini-gun for playing exciting shooting games, and a violin for playing interactive music games.
The different build options and game choices keep the toy interesting and, with more modules planned. The launch has been billed as a ‘futureproof toy that kids can come back to many times.’
Unlike typical building toys, EnigmaBot is made primarily from durable wood and uses mortise and tenon joints for assembly that allow the parts to be tightly connected without the need for glue or fasteners.
Learn more about the EnigmaBot Kickstarter project by following the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1469941190/enigmabot-create-your-own-arcade-machine-and-explore.