It is a dream for us to bring an easy coding DIY product for children. With the trend of STEAM education, we hope every children are able to be learn coding from age 10. Children around age 10 start to think about those abstract things. Children in this stage are also like to be winners than any in any other stages. It is a good time to step in coding because 10-year-old children are able to pay full attention for 20 minutes. The limit is at difficult programming. Then, why don’t we produce an easy one for lovely children?
We care about the environment seriously. We use as most materials as we can to make a product. The body of the car is cardboard, so as its package. When the carton is out of function, just throw it to trash can to recycle it.
But the most important thing is Children are easy to become boring to their toy, this is why we design a Bots Platform not only A robot car. With the platform people can rebuild a new character like Super Car, Marvel Series, Transformer or some of famous characters on this platform.It's only only coding tool but exciting.
▼Quick-Act - Your weapon system
▼Turn your truck into a Transformer
▼The follower sensor module
▼Step by step, we prepared a video to teach our kids to assemble all of the parts.
KicoCarton combines STEAM education as below:
▼SCIENCE: Our modules combine sound, LED, motor, etc. Customers are able to replace modules as their needs, including temperature and humidity module, tilt module, metal sensor module, and so on. It is science when a teacher teaches the way of combing sound with programming as the logic of motor.
▼TECHNOLOGY: Sound, light, follower, motor are all part of technology.
Follower Sensor Module
▼ENGINEERING: We use the structure of carton to convey the application of car for children. We will share the template of the outfit of KicoCarton. Customers may use a laser cutter or manual cut the carton to cut the template. Children can learn engineering structure in an easy way.
▼ART: We leave blank on paper to let children paint or draw before or after assembly to show their creation. Carton is a wonderful material for painting. Color pen, color pencil, paint, or even clay can be well stuck on! In addition, we are going to launch different models for users to exchange. We will upload those files on our website. Users may download and print it out by any materials they like! To be special, every KicoCarton can be decorated with different decorations in a limited weight.
▼MATH: We fix the size of every part to be precise. When children use our standard parts to assemble KicoCarton, they will realize the importance of structures. While children use Scratch, they absorb calculation of programming as different parameters affect motor to move different distances. For example, being set 10 steps in Scratch, Kicocarton moves 10 mm in real.Software
By puling the blocks to the right area and arrange them in order, coding will be completed.
▼Children can interact with the character by moving the blocks of KiCo software.
We develop an easy-to-use app for users. It can play the piano, control directions, and switch the lights.
You also can use the App Inventor to design your own app.
We had faced many different phases through the process of making an awesome product. We will issue many characters like train, super car, weapon parts...etc.
We brought cartons to people to better know the feedback they use. People played them happily and left those replies:
Sara, 10-year-old girl:
" We had played similar products, but KicoCarton is so different. It is adorable and we had a good time in the competition."
Roger, 11-year-old boy:
"How cool! We can assemble a robot ourselves."
Terry, 9-year-old boy:
"I learnt Scratch before. KiCo software is alike to it. By dragging and dropping the blocks, I build my programming in a sudden. It is just, I need to create a picture in mind to code. Somehow, it is like drawing."