What is the Tinker Tablet?
Tablet is a wooden toy that teaches kids about technology, without any lights
or sounds. Design in Seattle,WA.
it’s important for our kids to unplug and explore their natural creativity!
Slide the front
of the tablet off to reveal a classic wooden puzzle; each piece represents a technology
component for kids to learn.
design allows the puzzle pieces to form a cell phone…so kids can play with
their own, just like their parents!
dry-erase “touch” screen on the front panel allows kids to draw and express
EDUCATIONAL: Teaches kids basic technology concepts and
helps explain the world around them. Builds the foundation for future learning in a
healthy & imaginative way.
INTERACTIVE: Kids can
mimic the activities of their parent’s hi-tech devices, while safely
"tinkering" with the internal components. Develops problem solving, logic,
and fine motor skills.
QUALITY: Modern design with high-quality
materials and construction.
SAFE: Made with child safe non-toxic
materials that will last for generations.
VALUE: 3-toys-in-1 provides endless
hours of entertainment and fun.
PORTABLE: Perfect for
play at home or when traveling!
for kids have really come a long way in the past few years. In particular, you
are seeing more interactive and engaging toys, and a growing number with a
science and educational focus. But many of the toys for younger children –
jumbo puzzles and blocks - are about barnyard animals or dinosaurs. Our first
thought was that this made sense; we should start our kids with these basic
concepts … but is that really true?
began looking for toys that covered more concepts about technology. Not toys
that had more technology in them, there are many of those, but toys that played
with ideas behind the technology around us – electronics, combustion,
communication, etc. We are engineers, programmers, and general technology
enthusiasts - and want to share those passions with our sons and daughters …
even at an early age.
we began to think about barnyard animals, and began to wonder about the
perspective of a young child. If you are a child ... and didn’t know anything
about anything … is it really any harder to learn the names, shapes, and colors
of barnyard animals than it is to learn about machine parts? Or have we as
parents defaulted to teaching our kids the same farming concepts our own
parents gave us, because those are the ideas their parents gave them?
we set out to design fun toys that are LOW TECH play, but HIGH TECH learning.
We don’t expect kids to understand the purpose of a CPU, or any of the
technical components. But at some level the kids will begin to associate these
concepts in a group … and know they do fit together for something. Just like
after repetition of “moo-cow” we eventually learn how milk gets to the grocery
if you agree, please join us! We have spent months working together, consulting
with designers and toy makers, and trying out the Tinker Tablet prototypes with
our families. And we are now excited to share the rest of this journey with
How will the Money be used?
money we collect from Kickstarter will go towards the first production run of the
Quality Product and
Manufacturing - We have picked high quality earth
friendly materials, and we have a solid quote for manufacturing the initial
run in the USA. The tablet requires quite a few wooden pieces, painting, and assembly
Testing - We have found a qualified testing company to help
us make sure we comply with regulations, and most of all - provide a safe
product for our kids!
Licensing, and Legal - You
wouldn't believe how expensive it is to ship a wooden toy/puzzle!