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An educational toy kids build themselves that reacts to your movement with light and can be coded in infinite ways!
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Our Kickstarter campaign has ended, what a journey! 

Thank you SO MUCH to each and every one of you, you have been a huge part of the next step for Technology Will Save Us. 

We’re now busy producing your Movers, painting rainbow snap bands, packaging everything and getting the coding platform ready for your awesome inventions! 

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Forbes’ Toy to Watch in 2016

This DIY wearable aims to make kids fearless about technology” — The Verge

The Mover is a STEM toy, for sure, but it’s also a Trojan Horse for getting kids started on computational thinking” — Wired

Youngsters can gamify everyday tasks such as brushing their teeth or make sports activities more fun” — LSN:Global

This kit isn’t just about building – the real creativity lies in the fact kids can decide what the rules are themselves and make and code them” — Forbes

What is the Mover Kit?

The Mover Kit is an intuitive way for kids ages 8 and over to learn the fundamentals of electronics, programming and solve problems creatively. It encourages kids to learn by doing what they do best - being active and playing! 

Right now we are production ready and are turning to you, the Kickstarter community, to get the Mover Kit into the hands of kids everywhere.

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We've had such wonderful reviews already from BBC News, Fast Company, Forbes, Wired, The Verge, BoingBoing, Wall Street Journal, Cool Mom Tech, Creative Review and Geek Dad!

How it works

You build it yourself: Straight out of the box, kids (and parents!) can connect the electronics, case, and accessories together to build their very own Mover Kit. It’s as simple as making a LEGO house or paper airplanes – but way cooler.

~ BUILD IT ~
~ BUILD IT ~

Move it to bring it to life: Slap it on their wrist, attach it to their scooter, make a disco necklace. Running with the dog, spinning in the backyard, dancing with dad, scooting to school and exploring outside are just some ways to learn and play with the Mover Kit.

~ MOVE IT ~
~ MOVE IT ~

Code your own games: Kids can then invent their own apps on the Mover Kit by programming the motion sensor (accelerometer), compass (magnetometer) and rainbow lights (LEDs) with our online platform called Make, designed specifically for kids to make and code. You can program it with up to three different apps at any one time.

~ CODE IT ~
~ CODE IT ~

Help us reach our stretch goal: $125K!

Yes, you're reading that right: RAINBOW SNAP BANDS! If we reach $125,000 we will give ALL BACKERS rainbow snap bands for their Mover Kits. Snap bands are the bands that keep your Mover Kit firmly on your wrist, bike, or anything that they can fit around. Each snap band will be custom made so no two rainbow patterns will be the same! 

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Inspire every kid in your life by sharing the Mover Kit with their parents, family, educators. How? We made it super easy, just click on one of these buttons and share it!

 

What comes in the box? 

Everything you need to make your Mover Kit! Build it in 15 minutes, and immediately play with it for hours. Every day can be a new Mover Kit adventure. 

Inside you will find (and put together):

  • Mover board: A printed circuit board with the amazing components affixed 
  • Rainbow lights: 8 RGB LEDs 
  • Motion sensor: Accelerometer 
  • Compass: Magnetometer 
  • USB connector: for programming and recharging the battery Rechargeable battery 
  • Snap band bracelet 
  • Lanyard  

 

Build the Mover Kit and learn how it works
Build the Mover Kit and learn how it works

 

Ta-da! A completed Mover Kit, ready for rainbows
Ta-da! A completed Mover Kit, ready for rainbows

Make, Code, Share, Repeat

Once the kit is made, kids can use craft, code and creativity to create all kinds of inventions with our safe and kid-friendly Make platform. With this platform kids can easily learn how to code the motion sensor, compass, and rainbow lights no matter what their skill level may be. It also has tons of Mover Kit craft projects made by us and our community – every day can be a new Mover Kit adventure.

Plugging the Mover into your computer unlocks a whole new world of activities:

From the get go, you can download different apps to your Mover, and even customise them. Apps completely transforms it into something else — a game, a lightsaber or a wizard’s staff:

Learn to code your own apps using our simple visual coding interface and upload them to your Mover with a simple click of a button. When you’re done, share it with the entire community so they can enjoy the app you invented!

What parents are saying

Ije Nwokorie, dad of two and creative powerhouse, talking about how he and his family would use the Mover Kit:

Roanne cares the Mover will help her child with type 1 diabetes be more active:

J Milligan, dad of two, and kids play and learning expert wishes he was a kid right now:

Designing with and for kids

All of our kits and digital tools are created with a user-centered process that involves kids and parents at every stage — from ideation all the way through to home, park and play testing.

After testing our prototypes with over 300 kids, we learned that kids love technology that they can wear as it allows them to be engaged and active while having fun.

We worked with over 300 kids to design the Mover Kit
We worked with over 300 kids to design the Mover Kit

We’ve also conducted extensive research projects funded by organizations like NESTA, Google and Mozilla, to understand what young people love doing and what skills they are learning both in and out of school. During this research, we uncovered insights that drove us to create something that would have a real impact on children’s lives:

  • Kids aren’t getting enough exercise: The World Health Organization suggests that all kids need 60 minutes of exercise every day to stay healthy – sadly most are only getting around 20 minutes! Exercise and movement are the best way to ensure healthy brain activity and we even learn better when we move! 
  • There’s a gap between boys and girls in technology: In the 2014 Digital Makers Report, the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA) found that “76% of girls are interested in digital making, but less interested in learning about technology for its own sake”. We wanted to create something that inspired both boys and girls. 
  • There’s not enough making and coding together: Over the last 3 years of making with thousands of kids and parents, we have learned that when you introduce coding alongside crafting and making, it boosts confidence and enthusiasm, leaving kids wanting to learn more.

People Will Save Us!

We launched Tech Will Save Us after we worked for many years in education and design realized it wasn’t moving fast enough for the pace of tech. We also have a child, who was basically born with an iPad, we wanted him to have experiences that were productive and creative with technology not just consuming it. We found that we weren’t alone and this was something many other parents felt as well.

Our range of make it yourself kits for ages 4-104.
Our range of make it yourself kits for ages 4-104.

 

We started small around our kitchen table and have now built a company of 28 passionate designers, educators, engineers and problems solvers - obsessed with inspiriThe awesome team that brought all of this to life ng kids and empowering parents to become creators of technology. 

The awesome team that brought all of this to life
The awesome team that brought all of this to life

 

Daniel, Ash and Bethany: Co-Founders and Mover Fan #1
Daniel, Ash and Bethany: Co-Founders and Mover Fan #1

Keep following our story 

You can download our Press Kit here.  

Get in touch! MoverKit@techwillsaveus.com

THANK YOU! We cannot wait for the new Mover Kit to add some disco rainbow to all of your lives!

 

Risks and challenges

Everyone says it; “hardware is hard”. This is true, and we love it! For over three years we have been building a product business with hardware, software and kids at the center of it.

We have shipped over 60,000 kits to over 97 countries and have designed a team around making sure we have control and partners to deliver the best end-to-end experience. From the out of the box experience, to our tight supply chain and our customer satisfaction and support.

Of course, there is always the real possibility of things going wrong, and challenges do arise – which is why we have an experienced team of product designers, product managers, manufacturing specialists who are passionately building the best process to deliver the best products.

We will deliver the Mover Kit with the same detail, quality and robust educational resources as we have become known for. Our community knows, we strive to have the happiest most satisfied customers, and we will welcome our new backers with the same love and high quality support. Take a look at some of our reviews and feedback to see for yourself.

If you have any questions you can always reach out to us MoverKit@techwillsaveus.com

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    You will get 2 Mover Kits – one for you, and one for a kid in your life that you love! We will ship the second Mover Kit to anyone you want as a gift!

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    Custom Innovation + Mover Kit workshop

    We will create and facilitate a new workshop for up to 10 people - perfect for the young and young at heart!

    Learn about how creativity and innovation are intertwined during a half day Making, Moving & Inventing session with our experts.

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