About this project
Missed our Kickstarter Campaign? No problem! You can order Weerol at Weefab.com
We are thrilled by the phenomenal support for this project, and are deeply indebted to all that opened their wallets to help us pursue our dream. We can only hope that Weerol will enrich your families lives in just a fraction of the way your support has changed ours.
We would also like to thank our extended family and friends for all the support they have given us through the very earliest stages of this project. Without your encouragement and confidence, this could never have happened.
We would also like to thank the following people and organizations that were integral to helping this happen:
Jenny Petter for her logo and graphics work. See her portfolio here
David Rollins and Lynnmott Creative for branding consultation.
Heather Rollins and HLR designs for print consultation (and she does really amazing wedding invites too!)
Chris Davis Design for Industrial Design and strategy consultation
C2W manufacturing management solutions for their invaluable help in supply chain management.
Welcome to the (archived September 2012) kickstarter launch of the Weerol many-use toy.
Build up to 7 modern toys with Weerol
Weerol is a modern, re-configurable, customizable, natural, active toy platform designed to grow with your child as they develop.
We began designing the Weerol a year ago when we became frustrated by the available choices of natural active toys that could adapt to our 2 young girls' development and style of play.
Parents, ever wish your house wasn't cluttered with an assortment of poorly built plastic toys that only had a short window of age-appropriate usefulness?
What if that walker/stroller you bought for your 1-year-old had another life as a riding toy when they turned 2 or 3? and a wheel barrow at 3 or 4?
What if a toy had a classically modern design that complimented your carefully selected interior furnishings, and could be kept out on display when you had guests?
What if you could reconfigure the toy quickly and securely with a minimum of tools and loose parts?
All these considerations were in mind when we designed Weerol.
From their first steps, to the development of motor skills, to active rollplay, Weerol adapts and grows with your child.
Weerol features modern heirloom design and furniture-grade bentply construction inspired by the timeless work of Charles Eames.
Weerol is safe and responsible
Weerol is constructed from renewable birch laminate, BPA free thermoplastic rubber treads, Water based finishes and ultra-low formaldehyde adhesives complying with California’s strict CARB standard.
Weerol adapts quickly and safely
We've designed the Weerol to change between configurations as quickly as possible while remaining safe and sturdy.
the axle is assembled and reconfigured using a single included allen key. Hold the axle in place with the allen key and rotate the opposite wheel to loosen.
The chassis is assembled using our unique ballscrew system. Metal Anchors set in the handle and connector are secured with hand-tightened, molded ABS plastic handle screws that allow quick configuration changes with a minimum of loose parts. The ballscrews pass CE and ANSI choking hazard tests, and are BPA free.
A single Weerol kit builds 3 modern toys available in a choice of 3 designer prints.
due to popular demand, we are adding the option of NO print.
Weerol plays well with others
Weeconnecting to a second Weerol kit is simple and fun! Our ballscrew fasteners double as a hitch to allow a train configuration when the connector is rotated down.
You can also stack 2 kits to make a shopping cart suitable for ages up to 6. These can be fastened together securely using ballscrews if desired.
Altogether, 2 kits build 5 configurations.
Watch Weerol Weeconfigure
We are also introducing our first accessory for Weerol, Rok'nrol
Attaching in 2 configurations using our ballscrew attachment system, Rok'nrol adds the functionality of a rocking toy and a gliding caster toy for free-wheeling spirits. Casters are made from non-toxic, non-marring and quiet PU rubber.
Because of the nature of product development, we can not guarantee shipment before the holidays. Our first priority is safety and quality which will not be compromised. We will keep all kickstarter backers updated regularly on our estimated production and shipping schedule and will do our very best to ensure a timely shipment.
What else can WeeDo?
Weerol is an open source toy platform. Help us design the next Weerol attachment.
Go to Weefab.com to download sketching templates or a Sketchup 3D model. Submit your design to us, and if we make it, we promise to send you one free! Or make it yourself, we won't mind!
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