Goddard entered into a long term development partnership with American Innovative during their formation of the Tinkineer brand. The Tinkineer team presented us with a well defined concept for a new and innovative STEM education product for young, budding engineers.
Building upon the provided concepts and themes, we got right to work developing CAD concepts for a number of modules. These CAD concepts were then prototyped using laser-cut Baltic birch wood. Iteration upon iteration were completed in order to refine each and every detail of the system – Not only would these devices need to work reliably, they would need to be assembled by pre-teens and yield a working device. As such, we refined the assembly process to deliver a science lesson while maintaining the interest of the user.
The product has been a huge success and production orders are booming!
Educational toys, Kickstarter, laser cutting, Marble, STEM, Toy Design