CircuitMess, a technology startup founded in 2017, has announced a licensing deal with Warner Bros. and a Kickstarter campaign for the CircuitMess Batmobile, designed to teach children ages 7 and up about engineering and autonomous driving.
"CircuitMess is truly inspiring," says Francois Simonetta, vice president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA. "Turning toys into elaborate STEM kits that teach both electronics and coding is a great way to encourage kids to learn STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by doing what is most natural to them: playing. We are excited that the CircuitMess Batmobile is their next and greatest STEM kit so far."
CircuitMess has developed numerous educational products that encourage kids and adults to create rather than just consume. This includes MAKERbuino (a DIY game console), MAKERphone (a DIY mobile phone) and STEM Box (a STEM projects subscription).
"We love the kits that we've been able to create for the crowdfunding community and want to continue to offer it to them first," says Alber Gajšak, chief executive officer, CircuitMess. "With three successful Kickstarters that have raised more than $85,000 in total, we have been able to get proven interest and traction for our special kits and deliver exciting projects to people all over the world."
The tasks include learning how autonomous vehicles work, how to code a microcomputer, how computers track objects, and developing your own computer vision algorithm. No previous experience or knowledge should be needed. The kit is designed for ages seven and up with complete instructions.
Since its start in 2017, CircuitMess has delivered more than 50,000 devices to customers around the globe.
The CircuitMess Batmobile Kickstarter is available for pre-order now at its Kickstarter page here.