Tinkamo is a set of wireless programmable smart building blocks that teach your children to learn how to code and unleash their potentials to invent!
With Tinkamo children can turn ideas into reality using the combination system of hardware and software.
TINKAMO SMART BLOCKS
Tinkamo provides 14 hardware blocks and 20 software blocks, including a various set of sensors, such as Sound Sensor, Distance Sensor, Color Sensors, Speech Sensor and Face Sensor. These sensors can help kids discover the real world through sensing and coding. The Tinkamo blocks can see, hear and feel things so that they can know kids better.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Build – Code – Go! It is so easy to play!
This is how to use Tinkamo to build a remote control vehicle from scratch–
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT?
1. AI-Powered Smart Blocks
With Tinkamo’s built-in voice and face recognition, kids are not only building toys, but are also creating smart home solutions, for example speech-recognizing tissue dispenser, smart UFO catcher, personalized wake-me-up bed… These practical gizmos work on the similar principle as the Internet of Things devices, such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa. Your kids will be prepared for the era of Artificial Intelligence (AI)!
2. 400+ Potential Projects to Build
One LEGO set can only build one project, but Tinkamo can build hundreds of projects! Besides the 10 projects included in the Tinker Kit, kids can play it with over 400 sets of LEGO® Technic. Tinkamo is not only compatible with LEGO® and LEGO® Technic, but also anything you have, such as nicknacks, DIY toys, and even other tiny things in your daily life.
3. 15 Mins to See Results
Tinkamo’s wireless connectivity and 5-side snapping empower kids to code and create and see exciting results within 15-30 mins. With the super easy drag-n-drop coding app, parents don’t need to learn any code to help.
2. WHAT WILL KIDS LEARN?
THINK DIGITAL PLAY REAL
Tinkamo enables kids to design, code and practice, helping them understand real world and gain problem-solving ability as well as creativity.
FROM STEM TO STEAM
Tinkamo goes beyond STEM. Our STEAM approach incorporates art and design into technology, which brings additional engagement and fun to the classroom.
AI FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Tinkamo allows preschool kids to experience artificial intelligence (AI), such as voice recognition and face recognition, and to develop a future mindset of AI.
GIRLS CAN ALSO PLAY TINKAMO
It seems like that boys are more good at coding and engineering. However, girls can also learn coding easily to develop logical thinking and improve their operational ability by playing Tinkamo.
3. DOES IT WORK?
CODING IS IMPORTANT FOR KIDS
IN THE PRESS
4. ABOUT THE KITS
5. TINKAMO IN EDUCATION
GAME CHANGER FOR SCHOOLS
Tinkamo has lowered the age of maker and coding education to 5 before kids can use Arduino. The huge variety of sensors, controllers, and actuators enable schools with cross-disciplinary and project-based learning scenarios.
VALUABLE TOOL FOR CODING EDUCATION
Tinkamo will also support Scratch and Python soon in the future, which will make it a power tool for educators.
6. ABOUT US
Making a hardware device is an art of balancing among user experience, technology, and cost. We have explored many possibilities of our prototypes. Our 1st-generation design has won the Good Design Award 2017. But we continued to iterate based on our first design, because we have a clear goal in mind, to Make Coding Fun and Easy.
ACCELERATED BY HAX
Although Tinkamo team has over 10 years of experience of product research and development, manufacturing, and education, building an electronic product is always a big challenge. It takes a large amount of time, resources, and money. We decided to join the world’s first and largest hardware accelerator HAX, which offers acceleration programs in both the US and China and access to an incredible network of mentors and experts. We have received a tremendous amount of help in product development and business development to ensure that we can deliver Tinkamo to you with the highest quality possible. HAX is in the heart of the “Silicon Valley for hardware” Shenzhen, 40 minutes north of Hong-Kong.
GUARANTEED DELIVERY BY DHL
Tinkamo has now entered the shipping stage. We have available inventory to ship products to and have begun shipping orders. Tinkamo has also established partnership with DHL. Once you place the order on Indiegogo, we guarantee you to receive the package within 5-11 business days!
We are a team of designers, educators, mom, dads, makers, and kids. In 2017/12, we joined the world’s largest hardware accelerator HAX, and we’ve made steady progress since then, and as a small startup team, we don’t always know everything, but we are lucky to have friends and advisors to help. We would like to thank everyone who ever helped us to get here.
1. Is shipping now available?
Yes, we have enough inventory and guarantee immediate shipping in 2019.
2. How does Tinkamo work?
Tinkamo can be built on each other, snap to LEGO® or be combined with cardboard to construct various physical structures. Using Tinkamo app, it can be wirelessly programmed to sense, move, think and accomplish certain tasks.
3. Is there a specific App to control Tinkamo? Where can I download?
Yes, the Tinkamo app is the companion for playing and learning with Tinkamo Smart Building Blocks. You can download it from the App Store & Google Play.
4. Are there any other toys can be combined with Tinkamo?
Tinkamo is natively compatible with LEGO® bricks and LEGO® Technic® interface. Kids can use LEGO® to extend the possibilities of Tinkamo. Vice versa.
5. Is the coding process difficult for kids?
No. Tinkamo’s Flow-style and Block-style coding languages are designed for kids 5+. They comply to pre-school kids’ condition level. Kids will find it easy and fun to code.
6. I am not familiar with coding and LEGO®. How can I teach my kids to play it?
No problem. Tinkamo is an educational toy that kids can play on their own without the help from parents or teachers. With tutorials and courses, kids can complete the learning cycle by themselves. However, parents are welcome to explore more with their children.
7. My kid is a pro-LEGO player. Is Tinkamo good for him/her?
Yes, of course. With Tinkamo’s compatibility with LEGO®, kids can leverage their experience of LEGO®. With the comprehensive range of controls, sensors, actuators, and software, they can bring their wildest ideas to life.
8. Are there some kits suitable for girls?
Yes, all of them. Tinkamo kits are designed in the vivid style to appeal to girls. The creative directions are diversified, from the London Tower Bridge and the Ferris Wheel to art and musical instruments.
9. I have two or more kids. How can they play together?
Tinkamo’s wireless design makes it easy to share modules and play with friends. The game map provides a playground where children can take their own Tinkamo creations to collaborate and take challenges.
10. Can I control Tinkamo in PC?
Yes, Tinkamo will support PC very soon.
11. In what ways does Tinkamo help my children develop the sensory ability?
Tinkamo has a various set of sensors, such as Sound Sensor, Distance Sensor, Color Sensors, Speech Sensor and Face Sensor. These sensors can help kids discover the real world through sensing and coding.
12. How many languages can Tinkamo APP support?
Tinkamo application supports 5 languages including English, Chinese, French, Japanese, and Arabic.
13. What’s the best age for my kids to play Tinkamo?
Tinkamo is suitable for kids 5+. There is no upper limit to the age. In fact, many senior backers chose Tinkamo for their grandchildren and themselves.