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Huge Thanks to our Amazing Backers and Supporters!!  We are FULLY FUNDED! 

Sphero Mini, Wowwee MiP, Sphero Bolt
Sphero Mini, Wowwee MiP, Sphero Bolt

Kinazium is a construction set for creating mazes and games for robots!  

Kinazium unleashes the potential of robots by giving kids the tools to design mazes, games and more for playing, racing and competing. At home or in school Kinazium engages kids for hours.   

Invent and design mazes and games like this:  

Each Kinazium includes:

  •  4 Interconnecting Mats: each 20 x 20 inches, creating a 160 Sq. in. surface 
  •  44 Mixed Sized Flexible Surfaces: for walls, jumps, teeter-totters, hoops and more
  •  80 Pegs: Multi-functional connectors of mats, surfaces, and sensors
  •  2 Sensors: Wireless accelerometer sensors complete the game by adding timers, point scoring, or robot interaction
  • 1 Carry-Along Storage Bag

Robotic School Programs love Kinazium!

Kinazium adds three dimensional challenges for robots that engage physics concepts into  curriculums. It can be used everyday, engaging kids to invent and create and collaborate. Easy to clean up and put away, and less tape on the floor. Infinitely expandable, a four pack can be used individually or combined to become Kinazium in the Gymnasium!  

Kinazium out and about at schools.
Kinazium out and about at schools.

Kinazium is mazes, obstacles, racetracks and more   

 Design and Build                          Place Sensors                             Play & Compete!

How it works:

Kids design a maze, towers or games like skee-ball, sports games, anything they can imagine. They add in the sensors to complete the game - the sensors can be set to score points, subtract points, be timers or to interact with the robots.  

Then the racing, or gamesmanship begins!   

Kinazium kits link together making it infinitely expandable. An 'evergreen' toy, it has long engagement playability because every time it comes out of the bag, new games and mazes are invented. We'll create add-on kits to continue to expand the universe of possibilities.

Kids get right on the floor and intuitively start building. Parents and Teachers love that kids are inventing and designing, using their hands and working together to create complex challenges for their robots.


Your Robot is waiting for Kinazium!   

No Robot? No Worries! Check out our Robot Packages! 

Kinazium is for Kids, Parents and STEM Educators

Combine left and right-brain learning for an amazing playing experience. Benefits include:

Educators love Kinazium because it brings new opportunity to their Robotics programs    

Comments coming in from other teachers:

Jean Hendrickson I need to keep an eye of this one. It is going to be a classroom game changer.

Jami Sheilds - I want this so bad for my class of coders!

Kim Jackson Backer - These are awesome #teacherwishlist

Debbie Guerin Kryspin – Have a classroom full of Sphero Bolts and minis - REALLY need this!

Kinazium is ready for prime-time  

The Team Behind Kinazium 

Kinazium was invented by Taylor Scott, Hunter Reid, Emily Scott, Susan Crouse and Adam Kemp.  Their expertise in engineering and product development varies from successful startups to technical products for large companies; some products even earned technical Emmys.  

Want to Hear More? 

Click here to listen to the BoulderTech Podcast Interview with Susan Crouse CEO, or the STEM Everyday podcast by Chris Woods.

 What's Next? 

Build Kinazium and Augmented Reality Games

Kinazium and Augmented Reality
Kinazium and Augmented Reality

Some robots give you the ability to develop your own games. With open source tools for creating Augmented Reality it's not a big a leap to create games with virtual opponents in your physical kinazium game! In this example we took a 3D animated character, attached her to the target and programed her to disappear if the target disappears, which happens when the robot rolls over the target. Knock out characters and Score! You decide the characters, you make the rules, you determine the scoring. You (and your students) are the creator of amazing robot games!

 We've Journeyed from Rapid Prototyping to Fully Tested and Ready to Manufacture 

Kinazium has been extensively tested at home, in schools and at events, tuning the product until it is exactly right.  We've selected child safe materials with characteristics that unleash the imagination in kids.  We've designed the pegs to fit the hands of kids and adults.  We've set our supply chains in motion and have received samples for production. Traxart Toys is ready to launch Kinazium!  Join us on this exciting journey.  

Risks and challenges

We have tested with 100's of kids and now have gotten the ball rolling for manufacturing, and are working through our timeline. No one can be 100% certain that something won't throw us for a minor loop or two, but we are highly confident we will deliver on time. If something does slow us down, we will stay in close contact and keep you informed.

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Environmental commitments

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Long-lasting design

Kinazium is known as an Evergreen toy. Kids get a very long play life for many years. It is a lot like legos, good at any age and every time you play with it you have a new experience.

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    Kinazium 25% off Early Bird Buy!

    For a limited time be the very first to own Kinazium regularly $64!
    • 4 Mats
    • 80 Pegs
    • 44 Walls
    • 2 Sensors
    • Packaged in a slick carry along bag!

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    Kinazium 20% off Early Bird Buy!

    For a limited time be the very first to own Kinazium regularly $64!
    • 4 Mats
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    • 44 Walls
    • 2 Sensors
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    Buy a Kinazium for the school of your choice!
    • 4 Mats
    • 80 Pegs
    • 44 Walls
    • 2 Sensors
    • Packaged in a slick carry along bag!
    Choose your own school, or we'll find one for you.

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    Limited: Kinazium & Sphero Mini

    Buy Kinazium with a Sphero Mini! Save 20%!
    Limited Quantities, Don't wait!
    Kinazium
    • 4 Mats
    • 80 Pegs
    • 44 Walls
    • 2 Sensors
    • Slick Carry Along Bag
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    Memorial Weekend - Two Pack + Bonus Pack

    UPGRADE your Kinazium
    Memorial Weekend only!
    Two Kinazium kits plus an extra Mat and Bonus pack of walls/ramps/pegs!

    Make a huge 3 x 3 Mat Course (~58 square inches!)
    Same price as Two-Pack

    • 9 Mats
    • 220 Pegs
    • 100 Walls/Ramps
    • 4 Sensors
    • Packaged in two slick carry along bags!

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    Kinazium 2 Pack

    Get TWO sets for $99, regularly $128!
    TWO SETS of:
    • 4 Mats
    • 80 Pegs
    • 44 Walls
    • 2 Sensors
    • Packaged in a slick carry along bag!

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    Two Pack + Bonus Pack is Back!

    UPGRADE your Kinazium
    Limited Quantity!
    Two Kinazium kits plus an extra Mat and Bonus pack of walls/ramps/pegs!

    Make a huge 3 x 3 Mat Course (~58 square inches!)

    • 9 Mats
    • 220 Pegs
    • 100 Walls/Ramps
    • 4 Sensors
    • Packaged in two slick carry along bags!

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    Kinazium + Wowwee MiP

    Kinazium + Wowwee Mip Super Special
    Save 25%
    Kinazium Package
    • 4 Mats
    • 80 Pegs
    • 44 Walls
    • 2 Sensors
    • Black and Silver Mip

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    Kinazium + 2 Sphero Minis

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    Buy Kinazium with a Sphero Mini! Save 20%!
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    • 4 Mats
    • 80 Pegs
    • 44 Walls
    • 2 Sensors
    • Slick Carry Along Bag
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    Kinazium + Sphero Bolt

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    • 4 Mats
    • 80 Pegs
    • 44 Walls
    • 2 Sensors
    • Slick Carry Along Bag
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    Kinazium School 4 Pack Early Bird Buy!

    Kinazium infinitely expands! 4 Pack Great for Schools and for larger robots and RC toys
    • 4 total kits of 4 Mats, 80 Pegs, 44 Walls, 2 Sensors
    • Packaged in 4 slick carry along bags!

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    Limited: Robot Collectors Package

    Sometimes it's hard to pick one robot!
    Get all three, Sphero Mini and Bolt, plus Wowwee MiP

    With 2 Kinazium Kits, including:
    8 Mats
    88 Walls
    160 Pegs
    4 Sensors
    2 Bags

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    D. All of the Above! Only 3 available!

    Limited Quantity Mega-Pack special, a combo of top offerings in one huge package!

    A Kinazium 4Pack and all the robots, plus a bonus mini. retail price $610, get this tremendous deal for $495!
    (If you are outside the US and can't live without this package, contact us directly for shipping cost estimate.)

    This package includes:

    4 Kinaziums!
    1 Sphero Bolt!
    1 Wowwee Mip!
    2 Sphero Minis!

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