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The Ingocraft construction set combines hands on making with a fun 3D modeling app, and is 3D printable for customizing your kit.
The Ingocraft construction set combines hands on making with a fun 3D modeling app, and is 3D printable for customizing your kit.
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Ingocraft is a holistic approach to modern design/build, but for kids!

Modern tech meets nuts and bolts, a combination to inspire and educate young people to be makers, inventors, creators, and future 3D printers!

Kit no 1: bars, plates, cubes, nut, bolts, and wheels, all the basics for building greatness!

not shown but included, 2 plates!
not shown but included, 2 plates!
kit no 1
kit no 1
Some things you can build with Kit no 1
Some things you can build with Kit no 1

The Ingocraft App:  Our app simulates 3D modeling in 2 modes of play. First, in level mode, learn to orient 3D space while completing 3D design challenges. The ingocraft Kit no 1 allows you to build the first 3 levels of the ingocraft app. 

Then, in free play: Build with an unlimited supply of Ingos.  This is a great introduction to free-form 3D modeling, but a lot less complicated.  When you create a structure, you can save it, share it, and even download and remix projects others have posted. 

3D Printable:

Ingos are designed to be 3D printed. If you have a 3D printer, you can customize and print your own Ingos.  Once we are up and running, we will also have an online gallery of 3D printables that will be compatible with your Kit no 1. 

3D printing Ingocraft bolts and nuts
3D printing Ingocraft bolts and nuts

The possibilities for extensions and customizations are limitless! We have been making gears with 3D printed belts made from flexible filaments, compatible hinges and ball joints and propellers.  We can't wait to see how people customize and improve the Ingocraft set!

Just a handful of the things we have been 3d printing
Just a handful of the things we have been 3d printing

Risks and challenges

We have a very short amount of time to fulfill our early bird's rewards once this kickstarter campaign ends. While we have allowed ourselves enough time to account for distribution, we are still finalizing our plastic molded pieces. We have done a lot already, in fact most of the plastic molding process is completed already, so most of our prototypes are ready for production. We have also chosen to work with local manufacturers, only a few miles from us, so we can stay in constant contact and collaboration (and do the occasional pop-in). While we feel that this definitely helps mitigate some of the risks, there is still the possibility that some part of the manufacturing process could delay Ingocraft Kit no 1. We are working overtime to make sure this doesn't happen, and have a secondary plastic molder, also local, who can help us deliver on time if necessary.

The Ingocraft app is also in its late stages of development for this first release, and things are looking great, but there are potential development risks, and our app still needs to be approved by Apple. For the time being, only iphone and ipad will be compatible with the Ingocraft app, but for future releases, and possibly for non-early birds, we expand to android and possible pc.

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    Special thanks, you rock, and it really means a lot to us. Starting a new project is tough, and your support now means more than a few bucks, it helps us stay passionate and excited. Really, thank you.

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    First access to the Ingocraft app. A fun way to learn 3D modeling and design skills, even share and remix creations with others. Available for Iphone and Ipad for this release, Android coming soon.

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    Super Early Bird Special: Get the Ingocraft Kit No 1 and the Ingocraft App (for iphone and ipad).

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    Just in time for the holidays: Get the Ingocraft Kit No 1 and also free and first access to the Ingocraft App, available for iphone and ipad.

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    Double the fun just in time! Get 2 of Ingocraft Kit No 1: that's a total of 138 Pieces! Also free access to the Ingocraft App.

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    Membership + Ingocraft Kit No 1+ App.
    A membership means you will receive 4 expansion packs throughout the year in 2015, each including at least 20 pieces of ingocraft parts (some new parts too!)

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    Big pack just in time! The equivalent of 4 ingocraft packs: thats 276 pieces!

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    Early Bird Classroom kit, 25 Ingocraft kits and access to the Ingocraft app for up to 25 devices.

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    Early Bird Classroom kit + Classroom Membership: 25 Ingocraft kits + access to the Ingocraft app for up to 25 devices + membership expansion packs for 25 kits.

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