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Studio TastBy Studio Tast
First created
Studio TastBy Studio Tast
First created
€17,356
pledged of €50,000pledged of €50,000 goal
120
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 11 2016 4:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

 Meet GoTo

This is GoTo and his blank canvas
This is GoTo and his blank canvas

Hi, GoTo is your new buddy that allows you to make your creative ideas come alive while learning how to code. GoTo is a drawing robot with an app. Create your own art, draw puzzles, make GoTo generate drawings from your favorite songs, you name it; the possibilities are endless. GoTo can be used everywhere, and on almost any surface. Just hook up a pencil, brush or your favorite fineliner and start creating. Use it in the classroom together with friends and impress your teacher, or use it at home to create your own piece of art.

Why GoTo? 

We got inspired by artists who are stretching the boundaries of creating digital art through programming and are using code to give their creativity new dimensions. As designers for education we immediately thought: Why don’t we use digital art to make learning how to code a creative and dynamic process as well? Programming is a skill that above all requires creativity and the drive to experiment. We like to call this coding confidence. In addition, coding is often perceived as a vague language so by adding a physical component, learning how to code is literally made tangible. But even besides all that: Drawing with an interactive robot is just a lot of fun! That’s why we created GoTo. 

What can you do with GoTo?

You should see GoTo the same way a painter sees a blank canvas: a tool for expressing whatever crazy fun ideas you can come up with! Use Scratch, our specially designed GoTo app or attach it to your computer and control it with your own software to start creating. With the GoTo app you can learn how to code in a playful way, so no challenge is too big. 

We are creating HowTo GoTo video's to show you how to create some of the examples from our kickstarter video. Here is the first:

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Our second HowTo GoTo video gives a sneak peak in the new GoTo app:

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Use it to: 

  • Create a drawing based on your favourite song
 
  • Draw your name, or that of your secret crush, into sand
  • Design an art piece for your grandma’s birthday
  • Visualise data 
  • The result will look beautiful on your wall:

We can’t wait to see what you will make with your GoTo!

How can you control GoTo?

There are a lot of ways that you can control GoTo, and we offer two connectivity options: Bluetooth 4.0 and USB. Our own application makes use of the Bluetooth connection and with the USB port you can hook it up to your computer and use various software tools to control GoTo.

The GoTo app

Our own application connects wirelessly with GoTo, so no hassle with cables between your iPad and GoTo. Within the app you can write programs for GoTo to execute. Writing programs can be done in an easy visual way, much like programming with Scratch. Follow tutorials within the app on how to code for your GoTo and find challenges that help you become a GoTo Master.

USB port

The easiest way to get started on your computer is to use Scratch. We developed our own custom blocks using Snap! that you can import and use in your project. The USB connection also allows you to control GoTo from any other software that supports a serial connection. So for example with:

  • Arduino 
  • Makey Makey 
  • Littlebits 
  • Or write your own implementation!

Inside GoTo

GoTo consist of a physical robot and an app, as you already might have understood. Inside GoTo you will find our custom PCB; “the brain” which allows you to control the wooden rotating platform and the arm that can move in a linear direction. Attach whatever (drawing) tool you decide to put into GoTo’s arm and GoTo starts creating the programs that you have written for it. It can even be an open-ended program, so GoTo becomes interactive to you and your environment.

Technical specifications

  • Two stepper motors: One rotates the platform, while the other controls the arm.
  • A custom printed circuit board (PCB) containing everything that is needed to control GoTo.
  • Bluetooth: GoTo is Bluetooth 4.0 enabled so that you can even control it from your iPad.
  • USB: Feeling adventurous? Connect GoTo via USB to your computer and control it over a serial connection with your own software!

About us

GoTo is developed by Studio Tast and MU.

Studio Tast team
Studio Tast team

Studio Tast is a design studio that specializes in education innovation. We design contemporary products and learning tools that trigger curiosity and by doing so stimulate the motivation to learn. With a background in Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology we take on every design and technology challenge we can get our hands on. 

MU artspace, located in Eindhoven, is an adventurous guide to all art lovers with a keen interest in the energetic mix of art, design and new media. With MU Play&Learn we intend to offer audiences of all ages a playful introduction to art and visual culture and the latest creative technologies artists are using today.

Together we share a passion for education and we have years of experience of doing projects in this field. Now we want share our enthusiasm for GoTo with you, so that you can create whatever your imagination comes up with.

How it started

First GoTo prototype
First GoTo prototype

We started our collaboration by creating a new educational program for coding called the “Creative Code”. Within education, there is an increasing interest in programming. However, just programming doesn't always speak to the imagination of children. Within the educational program students discover programming languages together with creative artists, and apply them to create works of art. The course material of Creative Code is partly digital and partly physical so that the program is literally made tangible. GoTo emerged as a result of the Creative Code course. During the first pilots with several schools we received many positive reactions and experienced the endless possibilities of GoTo. Now we are very excited to get GoTo into the hands of even more children.

GoTo and artist Berry de Jong during the first pilots
GoTo and artist Berry de Jong during the first pilots

Timeline & process 

At this point we have made two sets of fully functioning prototypes. The first set of prototypes has already been tested extensively in classrooms and resulted in very enthusiastic students and teachers. The second set of prototypes is being tested right now and will provide us with last feedback that we will use to create the final version of GoTo which you can take home.

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Risks and challenges

There are always challenges in completing a project like this, where mechanics, electronics and software are combined. This is however not our first project of this scale and we feel confident that our motivated and skilled team will overcome these challenges along the way. The delivery date of the rewards is an indication; in the event that something does not go as planned, whether it's with manufacturing, shipping or something else, we promise to keep an open and honest communication with you and keep the delay as small as possible.

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    A digital GoTo artwork

    Thank you for being a part of the GoTo campaign! You will receive a digital version of an artwork created with GoTo and our eternal gratitude!

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    An original GoTo artwork

    We will send an original GoTo-drawn artwork that you can frame and hang on your wall -or sell to a museum!

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    Make it super personal

    Make your GoTo as unique as you are with a custom engraved top-plate! We will also give you a personalized message addressed to you! Buy it for yourself or as a gift!

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    GoTo + single workshop ticket

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    Got two kids? Or maybe you just want one for yourself as well? With this package you get two GoTo’s and twice the fun!

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    GoTo + Group workshop

    Want to have a fun day with your friends and learn some programming? With this package you will receive one GoTo and one workshop organized at MU in Eindhoven where you can bring a maximum of 30 children!

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    Early Bird GoTo School

    This package is aimed at the teachers and schools among you. You will receive 10 GoTo’s and a set of handouts that will assist you in using the GoTo’s in the classroom environment for an early bird price!

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    You will receive 10 GoTo’s, handouts for in the classroom, a workshop for the students and a hands-on training for teachers to learn how to make GoTo even more educational! NOTE: The workshop and training are only available in the Netherlands

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