Meeper Kickstarter - Worldwide STEM!! #WWStem
Our Mission: Closing the STEM Gap
When we started the company we were an amazing robotics toy that kids love to play with -- they wait in line for hours to play with our toys. Teachers, librarians, makers and STEM-minded parents pulled us in to education because of the STEM educational aspects of our platform. We couldn't agree more and we're love that we are here!
So, now meet our Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal (BHAG):
Worldwide STEM Early Education #WWStem
Sponsor or Adopt a School, Library or Club with a Meeper Classroom Kit and bring hundreds of STEM experiences to young children.
Check out our Meeper Kickstarter here for more information and to Adopt a School!
Let’s Kickstart STEM for hundreds of schools and thousands of children!
Sponsor a Classroom Kit for your school and enable thousands of STEM experiences and learning for hundreds of children. Sponsor a school and we’ll send them a Classroom Kit.
Let’s Kickstart Worldwide STEM Learning! #WWStem
meeperBOTS are a fun educational tool and toy that will get any kid interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
meeperBOTS are a robotic platform for brick blocks, (e.g. LEGO®, Mega Bloks® and others) that enable children to build their own custom robots and remote-control vehicles. meeperBOTS come with a free app that allows kids to easily control their own unique platform. STEM Learning is taking the world by storm.
STEM Learning uses STEM toys, manipulatives, digital apps, real world environments and more to provide contextual, hands-on invisible learning in the four disciplines.
Meeper delivers learning on all four pillars or STEM and expands in to the Arts with comics, storytelling and drawing.
Meeper enriches play and promotes STEM learning with Robotics, Coding and Building experiences.
Enrich Play & Promote STEM Learning with Robotics
Children’s toys aimed at girls often leave out the robotics, building, and experimentation in favor of other themes that don’t expose them to the STEM (science, tech, engineering, math) fields. However, studies have shown that early exposure to these concepts may help increase girls’ interest in STEM in later stages of education and in their careers. Meeper is making this happen through introducing a toy and learning material that is engaging and fun to any child. Accompanied by an exciting world of characters and stories told through comics, the Meeper world will help kids explore concepts in STEM.
Kids will have the freedom to explore their creativity through an interactive toy that brings together hands-on learning, coding, and engineering.
Meeper New Products!
This is our third crowd-funding campaign and we have delivered on the first two for you and we can’t thank you enough for your support. You have helped bring our products to life. Now, let’s take it to the next level.
Our Meeper 3.0 product planning was even more meticulous to ensure we had the best product and were ready for this Kickstarter campaign;
- We reviewed tons of brick kits from all different manufacturers to ensure compatibility and design form factors that provided easy attachment and enabled the coolest builds. We have built and rebuilt so many brick kits with our BOTS that our fingers are sore!
- We reviewed all the top robotics products on the market and did a full competitive analysis with feedback from children, teachers and parents. Our differentiators of lowest-cost, most-versatile and easiest-to-use are tenants to which we are highly committed and we ensured are true in our Meeper 3.0 products.
- We prototyped and prototyped and prototyped – so many 3D prints and form factors to design the best models – we even wore out a printer.
- We totally redesigned our electronics to provide you better control. Children love our BOTS because they are fast and fun. But sometimes, you wanted to have more control to build a simple machine, develop BOTCode programs, or in lesson settings. We listened and are delivering better controls and a great new App interface with multi-BOT control, independent motor control and more.
- We then market tested with thousands of children at our shows. Feedback and learning was off the chart! Your suggestions have been incorporated in to the products.
- We wrote and tested STEM Learning Guides that align to the standards and tested these in classrooms, after school programs and libraries. We even become a certified Robotics badge curriculum for the Girl Scouts! We are serious about STEM learning.
- We worked with teachers, schools and education distributors to provide Classroom Kits with all the tools and guides that teachers need to be successful providing STEM experiences. Teachers report Meeper is always the #1 activity requested by children.
- Finally, we are staged with our manufacturing partners to be ready to deliver!
Phew – in retrospect, that’s a lot of work! But, it’s also why we are confident in our ability to deliver, not just the product, but great STEM learning for children.
It’s also why we think our BHAG goal of Worldwide STEM Early Education is achievable with your help and support. Let’s do it!
Because of all our pre-work and planning, we are staged and ready to roll!
Upon the successful funding of our Kickstarter, we will commence manufacturing of the Meeper 3.0 products. As experienced Kickstarters, you know this takes months to build molds and then to execute the sample/testing process. Because our products must fit bricks perfectly we have to be very precise and ensure every aspect of the mold and final product meets our specifications. So, we are aiming for end of first quarter of 2018 for delivery of the Meeper 3.0 product pledges.
Since many of you don’t want to wait to get your hands on the Meeper, we have pledges for the meeperBOT 2.0 product that will be delivered by Christmas for you!
And, Classroom Kits are also ready to go. If you sponsor a school, we will also deliver these in December so children are up and running and engaging in STEM activities when they come back from the holiday break.
We can’t wait!
Pre-Order your meeperBOT 3.0 Now on Kickstarter!
Showing off their incredible MeeperBOTS! Get your very own MeeperBOTS so you and your children can have a fun and exciting learning experience that will last a lifetime!
The Meeper team is now introducing version 3.0 through their crowdfunding campaign. Meeper 3.0 available now exclusively on Kickstarter. Previous iterations of the toy are currently available here on our online store and select retailers as well as one of the rewards for Christmas delivery. meeperBOTS have received a huge positive response from kids, educators, and parents.
We have a rich set of Rewards - some available before Christmas!
Don't miss out on a great opportunity to Sponsor a School for STEM learning.
Note: The meeperBOT 3.0 and Meeper Motor are blue in our pictures and videos. We have not determined the final product color. You love our Meeper Blue and NEON Green or we could stick with the BOT Gray that's on the meeperBOT 2.0 chassis. Love you feedback -- what color should it be?!?!?
Note Two: The Meeper Motor Reward will open up on December 1, 2017. We hope to have enough momentum for our $75K goal by that time to manufacture the meeperBOT 3.0 and the Meeper Motor!