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A live kid show and web-series following the science-factually absurd adventures of Nikola Tesla's time-traveling assistants.
96 backers pledged $5,178 to help bring this project to life.

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What is Blue Bike?

Blue Bike is a multimedia experience designed to demystify the technology and science that surrounds us and encourage kids to explore and engage it. The Blue Bike Kid Show follows the absurd misadventures of Boyd, EP, & Steve, the time-traveling assistants of legendary inventor Nikola Tesla. Kids will be able to see the show live at schools, science centers, and community events as well as follow the Blue Bike web-series online.

What We’re About:

Blue Bike is designed to inspire and empower children, ages 8-13 to take ownership of modern digital technology not just as a product for consumption but rather as a means of creation. Riding along with the Blue Bike gang, children will learn about the science and technology being developed in their own communities and how to use that knowledge to make their communities better.

The Live Experience

Blue Bike will begin as a live experience- an interactive, multi-media stage production taken to schools, science and community centers. Modeled after the classic local kid show from the golden age of television, Blue Bike is presented as a ‘live studio’ experience where kids can see the inner workings of a tv show, receive prizes and giveaways, and be featured in future episodes. 

The Video Experience

The live show will be recorded and presented as the pilot episode of “The Blue Bike Kid Show for Kids and Other People”. Hosted on Blue Bike’s own website, kids from anywhere will be able to watch and download the episode for free as well as a series of shorter webisodes added each week that will expand the Blue Bike universe.

The Web Experience

Blue Bike’s website is the hub of our future science and technology hack space where kids will be able to not only see the show but learn about real science and technology. The site will feature renowned scientists and engineers from their own communities in 60-second videos showing kids how to conduct experiments and re-design the technology around them. The site will also feature Blue Bike's own ‘Fixitologist’ guide, inventor bios, and activities all designed to inspire creativity, curiosity, and exploration.

How Your Pledge Will Help

Our estimated budget to realize the Blue Bike live show and the video "pilot" episode is $11,500. We will receive a matching grant of $5,000 from the Performing Arts Venture Entrepreneurs organization if we are able to raise the $5000 from Kickstarter. Funds generated through Kickstarter will go directly toward producing the Blue Bike live show and video “pilot” episode. Sets, costumes, and props will need to be purchased and fabricated. Video support, micro-controllers, and projectors will be needed for the interactive live experience. Funding will also facilitate the interviews and research with local scientists and engineers to present their work for young audiences.

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    A Big Blue Bike THANKS! Every pledge will also get a certificate that says "I was an original Blue Bike supporter.... and I helped save a kitten."

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    Digital download of your very own wearable Boyd and Steve mustaches. Your child will be THE HIT at your next celebratory social gathering.

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    A Copy of “The Official Blue Bike Fixitologist Guide to Fixitology”--a kid-friendly guide to Blue Bike's method of exploring technology and chock full of fun activities, imagination boosters, and project starters.

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    Protect your torso and Tesla's intellectual property with an official Blue Bike brand Tesla Patent T-shirt. Kid & adult sizes available. Hurry up and get the original before Edison steals the idea. Check out the designs at http://tinyurl.com/3sbj44p!

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    All of the above plus access to an exclusive high definition digital download of the first episode of the Blue Bike Kid show for Kids including a special thanks to you personally in the credits. Your download will also include a bonus Blue Bike Gang paper doll download so you can keep the blue bike adventures going long after the video ends.

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    The above plus a signed Blue Bike mini-poster.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    All of the above plus an interactive DVD of the first full-length episode of "The Blue Bike Kids Show for Kids and Other People" including a video tutorial on how to make your own musical toothbrush.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    All of the above plus a personalized Blue Bike video birthday card featuring Boyd, Elizabeth, & Steve made especially for the child of your choosing.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    All of the above plus a special appearance by you (or the child of your choosing) in the pilot episode of “The Blue Bike Kids Show for Kids and Other People” (a photograph will need to be provided to the Blue Bike team).

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    All of the above plus The Blue Bike gang will lead a "Fixitology" activity at the metro-Phoenix area birthday party or celebration of your choosing.

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    All of the above plus a presentation of the “Blue Bike” live show at the metro-Phoenix school or venue of your choosing (subject to the approval of school administrators).

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    All of the above plus Blue Bike will model and name a reoccurring character after the child of your choosing.

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Funding period

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