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Pillar LearningBy Pillar Learning
First created
Pillar LearningBy Pillar Learning
First created
$19,399
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
209
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 21 2018

About

Codi comes with access to hundreds of classic songs, stories and lessons for free. And, Codi’s Wi-Fi connectivity ensures you always have access to new, premium content that will be released often.

Codi’s artificial intelligence learns from a child's usage patterns to become more personalized and deliver a customized experience based on each individual child’s age, interests and ability.

Codi's content offerings and AI abilities will continue to improve through a lifetime of free software upgrades, which will ensure that Codi will grow with your child for years to come, without having to upgrade the device.

Codi communicates through a real, highly expressive voice to ensure engagement and entertainment, while cutting down on potentially negative screen time.

All of our voice actors have extensive experience with children's content and deliver an audio experience your child will love.

Your child will also be able to control and interact with Codi using ever-improving voice commands.

Codi provides full parental control and transparency into your child’s developmental progress via an accompanying mobile app.

With the app, you’re able to administer lessons, interact with your child through Codi (such as leaving your child a voicemail), set important habits (like brushing teeth!) and more.

Regular insights into your child's usage provide you with valuable insights on your child's interests and actionable recommendations.

Standing at 8.5 inches tall, Codi is made with high-quality, stain-resistant ABS Plastic and soft, food-grade silicone to withstand years of love.

All product materials are safety tested to ensure compliance with the strictest children’s product standards. Codi’s design was hand-picked using real feedback from children and parents.

Each Codi comes with one standard outfit; additional outfits will be released as stretch goals.

To allow parents further peace of mind, Codi only provides safe and trusted content based on the child’s age, interests, and progress, which requires minimal parental guidance while providing full transparency and control for parents via the mobile app.

Your child's voice and usage data is stored on highly secure, COPPA client servers and will only be used to improve the experience for your child.

Codi was designed to be primarily audio-based to help cut down on screen time. In addition, Codi was founded with research-backed principles to holistically aid a child's growth, yet still offer engaging technology through visual cues and customization through the Codi app. As your child plays, Codi will introduce new topics and ideas based on your child’s growing needs and interests.

Codi offers educational content that teaches children through stimulating activities. Our creative process for stories starts with selecting classics that can impart life lessons for children. We identify socioemotional skills and build original stories around common childhood experiences.

After writing, editing and finalizing our written stories, we work with voice actors to prioritize clear delivery of a moral or lesson first and engagement second.

We’re constantly thinking about how to expand Codi’s library, so your child will not only have a fun time, but also experience content that addresses a wide range of developmental topics.

   

Hi, my name is Dayu, and I am the creator of Codi.

I grew up with classic PBS kids shows including Mr. Rogers, Reading Rainbow, and Sesame Street. Five-year-old me loved them because they were fun, entertaining AND (I had no idea at the time) they were good for me!

Only recently have I fully appreciated how much Mr. Rogers’ gentle words, or even just LeVar Burton's story readings, have aided in my own growth and development. As parents, and future parents, of a very technologically driven generation, I became worried that the educational entertainment of the past was on its way out.

That’s why I started Pillar Learning, Codi’s parent company. I wanted to leverage new technology to best support our future generations. At Pillar Learning, we believe in sticking to the roots of wholesome content and using technology in the right way.

Codi is a cute, smart toy that provides a fully curated audio experience with age-appropriate content. Codi is internet-connected to provide access to a variety of content and new updates, as well as smart recommendations to provide a personalized experience for your child. As a parent, you will have full transparency into your child's playtime, and you can have as little or as much control as you want.

Codi was designed with the child in mind and approved by parents. We’ve tested more than 20 original concepts with hundreds of parents and their children, deciding on Codi’s final design only after every child loved and wanted to play with it. All of the materials and electronic components are carefully selected to not only bring great functionality, but also is durable, easy to clean, and comfortable for your child to play with. Codi will be rigorously tested to the strictest children's product standards to ensure that it will be completely safe and secure.

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At Pillar Learning, we are dedicated to developing what is best for our children, which is why we are introducing Codi. We look forward to your continued support and input to help us achieve our goal. 

We can’t thank you enough for checking out our project and helping us make Codi a reality.

We know not everyone will be able to support us with a pledge, so even if you can’t give a dollar or purchase Codi, if you’re a supporter of Codi, you can help us spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and anywhere else you can think of!

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Risks and challenges

There are always certain risks that can arise at any moment during a project like this. That being said, we’re confident in our ability to produce, and have taken all the necessary measures. We have a highly qualified team of parents, engineers, designers, and children's content creators and have partnered with leading manufacturing and fulfilment companies around the world. In fact, our manufacturing partners are already preparing for production, and our content team is constantly creating new content and interactions. We just need your help to bring everything to fruition. Don’t worry, we’re completely prepared to bring Codi to you and your children, and we have the manpower to make it happen, but if anything comes up along the way, you’ll be the first to know.

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