Enrich Play & Promote STEM Learning with Robotics, Coding and Building Experiences.
Closing the STEM Gap in Early Education and Engaging Girls!
Meeper is a STEM Learning Platform that enriches play and promotes STEM learning with Robotics, Coding, and Building experiences.
When we started the company, we were an amazing robotics toy that kids love to play with -- they would wait in line for hours to play with our toys. Teachers, librarians, makers, and STEM-minded parents pulled us into education due to the STEM educational aspects of our platform. We couldn't agree more and we love that we are here to help provide a versatile and fun way of learning for kids!
Meeper robotics hit on all four pillars of STEM and grow with your child from from ages 5 to 12. As an early education product, we provide guidance that ensures engagement with girls and boys together.
To close the STEM gap, we have to engage girls and boys at early ages and make learning fun. At Meeper, we strive to build cool, exciting STEM toy robots that kids love so we can create a fun, educational, and unique experience for all.
Liz Eversoll is the Chief Executive Officer of Meeper Technology. She has spent the last 20 years in the IT industry and has extensive experience as a business owner, IT executive, technology services and reseller executive, and consultant. Eversoll is a serial entrepreneur who has led startups and multi-billion dollar businesses to success. She started her career as a computer scientist and has led all areas of business from product development/engineering, sales and marketing and all back office functions.
Liz is active in the WI IT ecosystem and past Chairman of the Board for the Doyenne Group, an organization and fund for women entrepreneurs, serves on numerous boards. Liz is passionate about helping women in business and girls in STEM.
We started Meeper to build cool robotics toys that kids loved and then were pulled in to education with all the STEM capabilities built into the Meeper platform.
As I would observe children with our products at events and school functions, I noticed that boys would jump right in and play with the toy. As I watched the girls and talked with them, I invariably noticed three things would happen over and over again:
Parents with a boy(s) and a girl(s) would ask the boy if they wanted to play with the toy and many times, not ask the girl.
Girls, when asked if they wanted to play with the toy would say "I don't know how" or just say no (because they didn't know how).
If girls play with the BOTS, many times they will only do the basics and they don't explore the App or the capabilities of the BOT - they were uncomfortable or unsure.
As I watched young girls and their uncertainty with robotics, it became apparent that we needed to help close this STEM gap. And the gap is large with only 27% of computer science positions held by women and by middle school most girls are not interested in STEM.
There are things that we can do together to foster and develop STEM girls.
- Start in early education and provide activities where girls and boys are collaborating together in different technology roles. Our Meeper Learning Guides encourage this.
- Provide fun robotics toys like Meeper or others to girls (and boys) outside of school. Invisible learning with fun!
- Introduce girls (and boys) to STEM fields and STEM role models at an early age.
Let's work together to close the STEM gap for girls, and for our country to keep us on the forefront of entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Meeper Story
What’s better than a Lego™ toy? Only a Lego™ toy that MOVES!! This was the inspiration for the meeperBOT©. A brick-block motor base with studs to build your favorite LEGO, Mega Bloks, Duplo, or other brick block creation and make it MOVE with our smartphone Mobile App Controller.
Our first product, meeperBOTS, was by our co-founders 6-year old son who wanted Legos® to MOVE!
So Meeper Technology, LLC was founded in September 2014 to create new, engaging experiences for kids to make their brick-block and eventually other toys MOVE! Our patented BOTS and Mobile App Controller use BLE sensors to control the BOTS – up to eight or more at a time!
What's a Meeper?
Meeper is the signal, connection, and sound that connects the Meeper Controller to the meeperBOT.
mpr10 is our hero.
The meeperBOT, BOTT0
You might be asking yourself "What do BOTS do?" Our BOTS move and are used to create vehicles, solve problem, build things, and are controlled by the child in the meeperBOT Controller App. mpr10's sidekick is BOTT0, the meeperBOT that helps mpr10 build, create, and learn.