This amazing Kickstarter journey has ended. And what and incredible ride this was!
Right from the start, we broke the 1st day funding record for educational projects and we made it all the way up to #4 Most Popular Kickstarter Projects, worldwide (!).
While our Kickstarter campaign is over, our exciting journey continues! Check out our website for more information about our available Kits and Add-ons.
We have many exciting things coming up. Want to be the first to know?
Infento offers modular construction Kits to build life-size rides together with your kids. Like Lego and Meccano, but bigger, much bigger! You can start with a walker, a tricycle or a scooter. When your child has grown you simply rebuild the ride into one of the larger models.
Our modular Kits empower your family to become makers. You create something tangible together and spend quality time: building while bonding. At the same time, you give your child an important skill set for the future.
With one Infento Kit and one hex key, parents and kids can build a wide variety of rides together. One box packs fun for the entire childhood; from toddler to teenager.
In 2015 we launched Infento on Kickstarter and it was one of the most crowdfunded educational inventions ever.Now we are back on Kickstarter, with a massive expansion of the Infento Universe.
We’re proudly presenting you tens of new rides and 6 new Kits. One of those is an all-electric Kit. In total we have 32 rides waiting to be explored.Our new models enable children to experience entirely new ways of moving and steering.
Are you ready for unlimited fun? Here’s what we have prepared for you...
Get ready for 3 amazing new inventions from Infento: Stabilizr®, ePulse® and Driftlock®.
An exclusive invention from our Infento designers: a clever Stabilizr® System with two freshly designed stabilizer blocks and four rubber strings. The strings from the Stabilizr® System come in two colors: grey and black. You will receive two pieces of each.
The black ones offer the biggest resistance, which means they are more suitable for bigger kids. The grey ones are more elastic. With mixing you can choose from three strength levels to create the ideal match.
Discover the power of electricity! With our ePulse® System you can now turn your own created ride into an electric one! The brushless DC motor from the ePulse® System has two speed settings: switch the key to choose 3 mph (5 km/h) or 7 mph (11 km/u). Open the throttle by twisting the handlebar, just like you do on a motorcycle. Reverse by pressing the button on the handlebar. The added protective belt shield will make sure you have a safe trip.
The motor comes with a 4 Ah lithium-ion battery that is modular, so it can be placed in various positions. It provides you with 60 minutes of continuous run time for your adventures. After only 2 hours of charging you’ll be ready for your next tour!
Are you ready for some serious drifting fun?! Our new small 4 inch wheels have the ability to swivel like caster wheels. This allows you to move in entirely new ways. From drifting to swiveling and spinning. A high tech composite bearing creates a smooth ride. The Driftlock® System makes it possible to control the wheels.
By placing positioning blocks in the slots, you can lock them. This means the wheels won’t swivel if you don’t want them to, the choice is yours. Smart ey?
Since our Kickstarter launch two years ago, Infento has won multiple design, toy and parenting awards.
This year we have won a Red Dot Award. It’s one of the world’s leading design awards. Our goal was to develop rides that are not only modular and functional, but also beautiful to see. It was a huge honour to receive the acknowledgment from the jury of this prestigious award.
Apart from design authorities, we were also rewarded by parents that actually tested the Kits themselves. The Parent’s Choice Award jury described Infento as a ‘wildly inventive construction kit’ that ‘provides invaluable learning experiences’. Wow!
During our first Kickstarter campaign we've received a lot of coverage from the international media. They embraced our unique idea and saw the many benefits it offered for families, some even dubbed as as the coolest kids toy... ever. Thank you!
Infento stimulates the young brain to develop important 21st century skills and abilities. The famous four C’s: Creative thinking, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.
Infento introduces technique to children in an entertaining and accessible manner. The basic engineering skills they learn are a great asset for the rest of their lives.
They will build confidence by experimenting and reach success through trial and error. After accomplishing some incredible results they won’t be hesitant to start a new challenging project. Changing a flat tire on a car, assembling a freshly purchased wardrobe, or taking that robotics class in school - all doable tasks!
What if you don’t just buy your child a ride, but you create it together? Spend quality time while working on a shared goal. Imagine the proud smile on your child’s face when he or she gets to try out the ride for the first time.
This experience you’ll share will be an everlasting memory. After building it’s time to spend hours of fun with the ride you have built jointly, with your own hands.
Infento covers all stages of a child’s youth: from just 8 months up to 14 years. Let them grow, the rides will grow along.
Did we mention that our Kits are also eco-friendly? Think of all the rides you end up buying throughout the years. Most of them break easily and end up in the trash.
With Infento you can just transform one ride into the next. Our quality parts are made to last a lifetime.
No less than 25 possible rides in the Genius Kit. While creating together your child will get the chance to unleash the inner creative Genius :) Build our famous Speedster pedal go-kart or go for some laidback drifting with the Whirl. And how do you like our redesigned Biker, isn’t it a looker that makes a motorcyclists envious?
Every kid dreams of its own car, like mum and dad have. We’ve created our first all-electric Kit with 6 possible rides; from the Minibike to the Hot Rod. The 2-speed electric motor allows for a smooth ride and will bring you countless fun moments. Press the start button for the adventure to begin.
$500K STRETCH GOAL
At the 1st of July we reached $500k (!) in funding and to celebrate this remarkable achievement we're offering our supporters two new inventions!
We introduce to you a Camera Mount Add-on for your GoPro and/or Smartphone AND a special Camera Ride. If you add just $10 (future retail price $20) to your pledge amount you'll receive the Camera Mount and the instructions to build the Camera Ride with your Kit.
See the video to check out the Camera Mount Add-on:
$600K STRETCH GOAL
Infento is not only about rides. Thanks to our modular system the parts can be used in many different ways. Just let your imagination run wild and build your dreams.
We offer various Add-ons to expand the functionality of your Kit. And there are many more Add-ons planned already! As you have read above we've just introduced a Camera Mount Add-on. But we have much more!
Snow Add-ons (available on our website)
Want to transform your ride into a sledge? No problem. With our Snow Add-ons you can keep on gliding through winter. Build a sledge, a snow scooter or a skibock, you name it, you make it!
LED Add-Ons (available on our website)
For those looking for a bit of extra bling, we have the LED Add-On. Click the smart LED strip into a profile of your ride to personalize it. The LED lights can emit any possible color and display a huge amount of effects. Just ride and shine!
Infento offers the opportunity to learn these skills while children use brain and hands. This way the theory comes to life, in a fun, enticing way. The Infento Kit uniquely combines creativity, development of technical insight and fun.
Who's using Infento?
- Elementary schools
- Middle school
- High school
- Afterschool programs
- Homeschooling Special needs programs
- Gifted programs
- Technology clubs
- Maker Spaces
- Summer camps
- Technology camps
- STEAM curriculum
The positive feedback from schools, parents and children led to the decision to develop a product especially designed for families.
Building an Infento ride is not rocket science. All you need is a Kit and a hex key to complete your build. Our digital manuals are very visual. We avoid using a lot of text, instead we show you clear images. This makes it easy to follow for everyone. Young and old. Step by step you’ll be guided to complete your cool creation together.
We also have various ‘how to’ videos to help you get started.
And in case you have any questions, our customer support service is always ready to help you out!
Needless to say: you can of course use your imagination and create your own custom ride. The options are unlimited.
We only use top quality parts for our Kits, from our trusted suppliers. 99% of the parts are exclusively designed, developed and produced by and for Infento. We made these parts with two goals in mind: they had to be extremely durable and extremely safe. No compromises. Only when these criteria were met, we took them into production.
A Kit mainly consists of high quality anodized aluminium profiles and axles, galvanized steel fasteners and glass fiber reinforced plastic joints. We use these unique quality parts because an Infento Kit is built to last, to be enjoyed from toddler to teenager. And even for the generation after. Year after year the modular parts can be reused in different rides.
Infento was founded in 2010 by Sander Letema and Spencer Rotting. These brothers in law both have a passion for inventing and designing. Together they designed and developed a unique modular concept.
Infento is the first in the world to produce a kit for families that lets them build real constructible rides together. You only need one kit and one hex key to create unlimited rides (and unlimited fun!) for an entire childhood. From walker to go-kart, from toddler to teenager.
Children take up 33% of our population and 100% of our future.
Today's kids face a world that is rapidly evolving and that comes with many challenges. Creative thinking will be a crucial skill that determines the success of the next generation. And we're not only talking about personal success. Children now enter a universe of fast changing technology, an ever-shifting global economy and far-reaching health and environmental challenges. All scenarios that will require plenty of creative thinking.
What can Infento contribute here? Infento challenges the minds of these incredibly original thinkers. Let them imagine, dream, create, puzzle, solve. There is a Chinese proverb saying:
“Tell me, I’ll forget
Show me, I’ll remember
Involve me, I’ll understand”
The best way to understand is to be involved. Kids could stare at a book or listen to a teacher for hours, but you might recognize this: the best way to learn new skills is to actually learn by doing. This is the principle of ‘kinesthetic learning’; a type of learning where children engage in physical activities, rather than just listening or watching. Infento offers the perfect tool to help kids develop their talents and skills.
Meet Spencer Rotting and Sander Letema, the founding fathers of Infento. Spencer has worked as a volunteer at a youth organization. He and the kids used to build pedal go-karts together, to arrange races with. They used the materials they had available and Spencer was surprised by the original ideas and constructions the kids came up with. They were truly resourceful and enjoyed the process of creating something tangible.
This experience asked for next steps: professional materials, and even better, a modular system using multi-functional components. The idea for Infento was born. Spencer shared his thoughts with his brother in law, Sander, who had his own company in design, just like Spencer himself. Sander loved the idea and they put all their time into making the dream reality. With their knowledge they managed to tackle the challenge to create multi-functional parts that also look beautiful together when assembled into a ride.
Risks and challenges
We've already completed the design, prototyping and testing of our new kits and rides. Better yet we've had a very successful Kickstarter campaign before and we're selling kits through our online store to happy customers all over the world since the start of 2017. So you can imagine we've got a really good idea about what it takes to produce and deliver all rewards.
Since 2015 we have grown from a small team to a solid company. Infento consists of 28 inspired people that are committed to make this second Kickstarter campaign an even bigger success. The assembly and packaging are done in-house allowing us greater flexibility and control over the whole process. We work with a trusted network of preferred suppliers and shipping partners for over three years now. All the ‘building blocks’ we need to get your reward to your doorstep are there.
Our promise to you? Every backer will be treated like our first and everyone will receive a high quality product that they can enjoy for years and years. Join us on this exciting journey as we build this unique idea into a big global community!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (33 days)