About this project
Infento offers unique kits that allow you and your kids to build real constructible rides together. Your children will have their whole childhood fun in building and riding super cool rides. Inside and outside. In sun and in snow. There are no limits.
"I saw Infento. I was hooked. Hypnotized." (JP Rangaswami, former Chief Scientist Salesforce.com, Wired 100 influential people)
"One of the coolest kids toys ever." (Crowdfundinginsider)
"Impressive attention to detail, yet all the rides can be assembled with just a hex key." (Gizmag)
"No other can take on 18 vehicle forms. Instead of purchasing a traditional tricycle then a bike with training wheels and so on, Infento looks to make buying a bicycle for your child a one-time occurrence." (Trendhunter)
"Take it apart and build something new. Plus you get to help and pass along a love of creative thinking. Time well spent, old man." (Insidehook)
"Imagine getting to create something with your kids that becomes something they can actually ride." (Bikerumor)
"Meccano & Lego meet IKEA" (Ipswichspy)
"Very cool! Not only is this fun, but it can be very educational for your kids." (Want)
"If you’re looking for something relevant to children in today’s world of tinkering, look no further than the Infento Kit." (HiConsumption)
"Infento takes the experience of building Legos with your kid and super sizes it." (Uncrate)
"I remember childhood well enough to know I would have been super stoked by this product. Shoot, if they made an adult version, I’d be ready to test it out right now." (Gearjunkie)
We offer 3 Kits and 2 Add-ons. In total you can build 18 (!) incredibly cool rides. But as always with Infento, the possibilities are endless and you can also create your own awesome rides. This is all up to you. So, 18 is just the number of rides we created for you and your kids. See them all below!
With this kit you can build 6 rides for little ones between 0 and 5 years old. The rides in the Junior kit will teach your child how to walk, bike and move. You can build a walker, scooter, balance bike, balance trike, balance carrier and a tricycle. The regular pledge is $299 which means every ride costs you less than $50. Now that is what we call value.
With the Creator Kit you will be able to build 10 unique rides. For whom is this Kit? Well if your child is already older than 4 he can build 3 awesome rides. But this kit comes with so much material you can also build all the 6 rides from the Junior Kit! 10 rides for $499, which means you get every ride for less than $50! Durability and value can go hand in hand.
Master Creator is our biggest Kit. With this Kit you will be able to build 12 rides! You and your child will have their whole childhood fun building and riding. From 0 till 13 years. And this with just one kit. All these rides will also cost you less than $50 per ride!
The Master Creator Kit introduces you to 2 new rides: the Bulldog and the Swing!
Sun or snow. Summer or winter. Infento takes on every terrain and season! Simply turn your rides into glides with our awesome Snow Add-ons.
Check out this video to see our glides in action:
Junior Snow is an Add-on for the Junior Kit. This Add-on lets you create 4 glides for children from 0 to 7 years.
Big Snow is an Add-on for the Creator or Master Creator Kit. Big Snow does its name justice. It lets you build 8 glides, namely Supersledge, Icebreaker, two Skibocks and all the 4 Junior Snow models.
The Big Snow Add-on will guarantee happy faces for the whole family. Toddlers can slide down the hill together with dad, mom or grandpa. In for even more action? Construct two Skibocks, give one to your child, grab one yourself and do a downhill snow race together!
Specs of all 18 rides
Are you interested to know more details about each specific ride? For example the age range for a ride, or the time it will take on average to build one or how much weight it can handle? It would be too much to put it here, so we made a clear document for you:
- Click here for all specs
A very important part of Infento is that you can build your own rides together with your kid. You will have great fun together while you work on your shared goal of completing the ride.
We designed truly multi-functional and multi-adjustable parts. This means that when you're in for something different or when you outgrow your ride, the endless possibilities of Infento simply brings you a new ride.
Not only does Infento bring unforgettable family moments, by building the ride from the ground up your kid learns how to think creatively. This whole experience gives your child a technical skill set for the future and teaches him that you can really build anything with the right mindset.
Infento increases these 4 important skills of your child:
You don't really think of this, but during childhood you buy a lot of rides for your kids. All these rides will cost you a ton of money and when your kids grow older they end up broken or unused on a big pile somewhere.
The revolutionairy durable idea behind Infento promises to change all of this.
Designboom, world's most popular design magazine, formulated our durability very well in their article:
"Childhood is an evolutionary period, that unfortunately, is riddled with waste. think briefly about the lifespan of goods during younger years, everything from clothes, to furniture, and especially bikes, is only necessary for periods as brief as a few months. If money, and our planet, were of no issue, then that model would be fine. But of course, that’s not the case. In response, Dutch designers Spencer Rotting and Sander Letema created Infento."
The good thing is that we offer a sustainable solution that also lets you save hundreds of dollars. You don't need to buy new rides while your child grows up, you simply construct a new ride together!
Manuals that even kids can understand
Every Kit and Add-on comes with a manual with clear and comprehensible instructions to build all the rides. The instructions are very easy to follow and walk you through every step. We only make use of clear images instead of long lines of text to ensure that both young and old, both techy and non-techy, can complete the rides in a smooth way. How do we know this for sure? From the feedback of teachers. Our manuals with the same type of instructions are already used by schoolchildren and they complete every task of our Education Kit with big smiles only.
Of course you don't have to follow our manual step by step. You can also get creative and choose to make a slightly or completely different ride or structure from all the parts that come with the Kit. If you choose to go this way the manual can show you how the different parts can work together.
All parts that were developed first had to comply with two crucial criteria. They needed to be super safe and they needed to be extremely durable. We only took the next step in development when they fulfilled these two demands.
Every part can always be reused for another ride or structure. Year after year Infento material can be transformed into new shapes. Wouldn't it be great if you could hand over your Kit to your grandson or granddaughter eventually? Well that's exactly the goal we set for ourselves in terms of quality.
Below you can see an example of our thinking in terms of safety. In this picture you see we chose a tooth belt instead of a chain. Why? Well, a tooth belt is much safer for children than a chain.
The core parts of all our rides are aluminum profiles of various lengths. Not only do they provide endless possibilities together with our modular connectors but they also ensure that every ride is really super strong. How strong? Every ride from our Creator and Master Creator Kit can easily hold the full weight of an adult. Of course we recommend that you let your kid to the riding and you help out in constructing the rides.
The first goal of Infento was to develop an Education Kit especially for schools. It took a lot of pioneering and innovating and great things have been achieved in the last years. We offer our Education Kit since 2012 and schools in various countries now use Infento to give children a technical skill set. The enormous positive feedback from children and parents made us decide to start with the development of construction kits for families.
Children build structures that are close to their experiences and make use of real materials and techniques. The Infento Education Kit uniquely combines creativity, development of technical insight and fun.
Learning with Infento means that pupils get to cooperate a lot. They learn the powerful concept of teamwork and see how rewarding it is to work on a shared goal.
Infento is great for all levels. From an initial introduction to technical structures and engineering to the highest level which is building life-size structures from their own imagination.
Spencer (left on picture) is a volunteer for a youth organisation and there he came up with the idea to organize a race for kids with rides they've helped to build. The kids loved building real stuff and they were really creative with the material that was available. Now what would be possible with truly multi-functional and multi-adjustable parts? Just like Lego and Meccano. But then life size.
Spencer shared this powerful idea with Sander Letema, his brother in law. Sander immediately got very enthusiastic about the potential. They both had their own companies in design and graphics at the time but they felt so confident about this concept that they started Infento. Nothing like Infento existed so they had to design and invent every part and component themselves. Their background in design helped them to tackle the challenge to create parts and components that also look beautiful together when assembled into a ride.
Here you can see the very first ride the kids from the youth organisation made five years ago. This ride eventually kickstarted the idea behind Infento:
From there on we started designing, testing and developing like crazy. This is one of the first rides that we developed. It's hanging on our ceiling of our workplace:
You can see from our Kickstarter video and page that we have already gone through multiple stages of development since we started the company. We took the powerful idea from 5 years ago a lot further and we designed it into the unique kits we offer now.
Below you will find the timeline starting at this crowdfunding campaign until we deliver the product at your home. We have great team of partners and manufacturers lined up to make our Kits for you, our supporter. We already work with this group since 2013 to deliver our Education Kits to schools. Therefore we have full confidence in getting your Kit at your doorstep according to the schedule below.
Wouldn't it be great if you could attach a real electric motor to your ride? One that would give kids the feeling that they own their very own Tesla? Well, we think so! We already started with the development of the Infento E-Drive. In the Kickstarter video you saw Alec, our interviewer, drive away on our first prototype. While we were shooting the video he couldn't keep his hands off our first electric ride. Check out an up-close shot of our prototype E-Drive in the clip below:
You can attach the E-Drive to every ride with a tooth belt. The E-Drive Add-on comes with a qualitative and very safe lithium-ion battery that will power up your child's ride for a long time before you need to charge it again. What is the amount of the stretch goal you wonder? If we reach the stretch goal of $150,000 every backer will have the possibility to get the E-Drive Add-on for an additional pledge of only $199!
If you have come this far and you've read our complete Kickstarter page: thank you! We hope you are enthusiastic about our product and that you are willing to support us.
We would be pretty sad if you decide Infento is not something for you and your kids:
But if you do choose to support us: yihawww, thanks so much!!
Thanks for reading and always keep on riding!
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Risks and challenges
We are already producing and delivering special education kits for schools. That's why we don't expect any big risks and challenges if we would be successfully funded. We have very good relationships with the manufacturers of our parts and thus far they have never disappointed us. If our campaign is a big success, which we hope, and we would encounter high demand, we will be able to scale production and logistics accordingly. The final assembly and packaging will be done in our workshop. We know what it takes to produce our kits and how much time goes into the whole process. Of course you can never exclude all risks, such as climatic or political events, and this could cause an unexpected delay. We will keep our backers well informed throughout the entire process of production, assembly and shipping to ensure everybody knows when to expect delivery of our kits.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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