Because we strongly believe that nothing creates such bonds as playing together, we have come up with a playing experience for the whole family, for friends and friends of friends. We want to connect you and make you play!
The year 2017 marks the internationalization for Tinkerbots! Our construction kits
have now found a home all around the world and through our presence at the
most important fairs like CES, Toy Fair and Spielwarenmesse we placed
Tinkerbots in stores in many countries.
This year is also the year My First Robot sees the light: We introduce a robot with a coding app that teaches children how to program all the while enjoying the fun of hands-on play.
In the beginning of the year we launched our online shop and started establishing partnerships with different retailers. In Germany you can now find us at KaDeWe, Real and Jako-O.
While our marketing team is busy getting the word out about our robotic building kits, our development team is already busy thinking about the next innovation.
During the Indiegogo campaign we were able to recruit our first employees and thus advance the developmental process. There were many obstacles standing in our way but we have made it and are proud to present our Tinkerbots robotic building kits to you.
The feedback was tremendous A big thank you to all of our supporters who have been with us, with all your patience and trust! Thank you!
In April 2014 we started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com which in only 45 days raised about 300.000 USD corresponding to 800 preordered building kits.
For over two years we refined the product, looked for the right investors and most importantly introduced the product to you, our customers.
As a final project of his Product Design studies, our inventor Leo was asked to develop a dream-machine and he came up with what is now our robotic building kit. Leo was sure there was no way for him to know what others were dreaming about and so he created a kit that enables anybody to create their very own
Everything started at Bauhaus University in Weimar where Leo and Christian met in 2005. Both were studying product design and shared a passion for unusual and fancy projects.
Matthias was busy at that time writing his PhD thesis on innovation economics and already knew Leo and Christian through common friends.
After a typical startup story bringing us from a university project, a crowdfunding campaign and almost hidden offices in a small town mall, Tinkerbots is a fully developed toy for children 6 years and up. Our product is completely developed, produced and assembled in Germany and is available for purchase in Europe and North America. You can find us on our online store http://tinkerbots.com, on Amazon and selected retailers like Real, KaDeWe, El Corte Ingles und Jako-o.
Kids Love Tinkerbots
While testing even the very first of the prototypes with kids, we realized just how much enthusiasm our building sets awaken in kids. Since then we have seen these sparkle in the eyes of so many children, parents and grandparents. The possibility to build your own creatures and see them move autonomously fascinates young and old alike! This made us realize that Tinkerbots is not only a toy for children but brings creative fun to the whole family.
The Tinkerbots Team
Our Tinkerbots team with two offices in Berlin is lead by Adrienne Fischer, Leonhard Oschutz and Christian Guder.
CCO & CO-FOUNDER
Leo, our CCO, comes up with ever new ideas and takes care of the playing experience
Adrienne, our CEO, keeps the numbers in check and navigates the crew
CTO & CO-FOUNDER
Christian, our CTO, coordinates the team of developers and our production line