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AU$ 527
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 20 2017 3:04 AM UTC +00:00
AU$ 527
pledged of AU$ 6,000pledged of AU$ 6,000 goal
8
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 20 2017 3:04 AM UTC +00:00

About

The best way to learn something is to play with it. In the old days, children used to take apart their possessions (e.g. model car, dress up costume) to learn how they work. Down the line they then use that knowledge and build their own billycart, fashion items or electric car.  

However, with $1000 tablets and $200 electronic toys, most of the toys that our kids play with today are not prime candidates for "exploratory deconstructionism".  

To solve this, we introduce - Science Cookies! Everyday objects made out of cookies that allow our kids to break, take apart, play with (and ultimately eat!). We have taken the "Hidden Veggie" principle and applied it to learning with something engaging like cookies, that triggers their inner maker, explorer and curiosity.

Hidden inside each cookie are QR codes that triggers in compatible mobile browsers animated clips that explain the science concept/discoveries that makes this possible. When they are done with the cookie, a backup code sheet is included to allow them to re-watch the clips.

Best of all it will not take up room in the toy box once they get bored of this!  

About the Cookies:  

  • Handmade gingerbread cookies that are made with at least 90% certified organic ingredients (a gap we are working to close with our suppliers)  
  • Decorated with rice paper instead of frosting sheet to reduce total amount of sugar, without compromising engagement level  
  • Packaged in 2 sections to allow consumption over more than one seating  
  • Made with blackstrap molasses and ground spices, its yummy for young and old  
  • Recommended age: 3+

About the Science Material:  

  • Each package will contain 3 starter animated science concepts clips 
  • Each QR code is revealed as the components are being pulled off  
  • Videos will be accessible via any HTML5 compatible mobile browser (i.e. most modern mobile phones/tablets with internet connectivity)  
  • Videos will be accessible for 2 months to allow re-watch  
  • Backup sheet with codes will be included to allow access even after cookie has been consumed  
  • Recommended age: 3+

About the Science Trivia Party Game:  

  • Ideally for between 3-10 people (i.e. a party!), can be made competitively or together  
  • A series of clues will be given for guessing a letter  
  • When the letters are strung together, it will reveal a secret phrase
  • Recommended age: 3+

Who are We

The Project Counter is a company started by a former IT engineer who discovered that IT (and Science in general) has a real image problem.  We are trying to fight against the tide of popular opinion and inspire a sense of curiosity for science and design in little kids (as young as kindergarten), which hopefully will lead to a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths).  Because after all, the major parts of our everyday lives are possible due to science. To help with that, we are trying to make science approachable and relate-able to people's everyday lives (examples of this can be seen at www.tpc.group/blog).

Risks and challenges

* Kitchen Capacity - our existing kitchen can only produce a small amount of output at any point in time
Mitigation: An external commercial kitchen is lined up to be hired once campaign is funded
* Delivery Peak Period - December & January is a busy time of year for everybody, post office included. This leads to the risk that packages may sit in the postal warehouse for an extended period of time
Mitigation: Express Post will be used to minimise transit time to ensure the freshness of the product when it arrives at your door.
* Human Capacity - as we are a small business, we may be overwhelmed by the amount of work required.
Mitigation: We are starting as many pieces of the work where possible even as we speak. But we need the campaign to get us over the finish line by enabling us to hire the external talents, such as voice actors, animators, fabricating cutters etc.
* New Product = New Challenges - as a new category of products, there will be unforseen challenges.
Mitigation: We have recognised this by allowing for a small amount of contingency within the budget. We have also set our delivery timeframe back to January (originally we were aiming for December). If all goes well, we will send out the cookies as soon as possible. We see the biggest risk of this campaign as time delay, as we have tested major technical components of this campaign and verify that they work.

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    Pledge AU$ 34 or more About $24

    Variety Pack

    You will get 1 each of handmade laptop and oven shaped cookies (total 2 packets) with access to the accompanying videos for 2 months (so they can be watched again & again) to learn about the science that is already all around us. Ideal for variety.

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    Variety Pack - Early Bird

    ** Bonus Science Trivia Hunt Party Game **
    You will get 1 each handmade laptop and oven shaped cookies (total 2 packets) with access to the accompanying videos for 2 months (so they can be watched again & again) to learn about the science that is already all around us. Ideal for variety.

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    Family Pack - Early Bird

    ** Bonus Science Trivia Party Game **
    You will get 2 of each handmade laptop and oven shaped cookies (total 4 packets) with access to the accompanying videos for 2 months (so they can be watched again & again) to learn about the science that is already all around us. Ideal for fun over the school holidays and festive season. 2 of each so no fighting!

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    You will get 2 of each handmade laptop and oven shaped cookies (total 4 packets) with access to the accompanying videos for 2 months (so they can be watched again & again) to learn about the science that is already all around us. Ideal for fun over the school holidays and festive season. 2 of each so no fighting!

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    Party Share Pack

    You will get 3 of each handmade laptop and oven shaped cookies (total 6 packets) with access to the accompanying videos for 2 months (so they can be watched again & again) to learn about the science that is already all around us. Ideal for party and gatherings. Also include bonus science trivia party game.

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    Party Share Pack - Early Bird

    ** Bonus extra packet of oven cookie **
    You will get 3 of handmade laptop and 4 of oven shaped cookie (total 7 packets) with access to the accompanying videos for 2 months (so they can be watched again & again) to learn about the science that is already all around us. Ideal for party and gatherings. Also include bonus science trivia party game.

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- (32 days)