QUBS (www.qubs.toys) is a Swiss firm producing traditionally-designed picket toys with hidden high-tech magic: liberating kids to discover their creativeness, safely be taught future abilities and have interaction in instructional, screen-free enjoyable.
Impressed by the Montessori technique, QUBS STEM toys educate in addition to entertain. Taking part in with QUBS toys offers kids, by play, with developmental abilities in science, expertise, engineering, and arithmetic.
Beloved by mother and father, academics and, most significantly, younger customers (3 to 12 years), QUBS’ intuitive, gender impartial toys – constructed from responsibly sourced and lengthy lasting beechwood – comprise patented expertise which brings them to life. Not like different tech-enabled STEM kids’s toys, QUBS’ toys have an everlasting shelf life, don’t require updates nor entry to the web, and are utterly screen-less, empowering kids to grow to be creators, moderately than passive customers of laptop computer or smartphone screens.
Every block and toy element accommodates a QUBS-developed and patented model of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) expertise (the innovation most commonly-used in contactless funds and key fobs). RFID expertise is 100% protected and safe for youngsters and grown-ups, permitting the person tiles and blocks to work together, all inside their very own safe universe.
QUBS’ first product, CodyBlock- to be showcased at Nuremberg Toy Truthful – Spielwarenmesse Digital (the place it has been shortlisted for the distinguished annual ‘Toy Award’) – options an independently-moving automobile (Cody), whose journey modifications in response to a toddler’s placement and association of picket blocks inside its surroundings. Encouraging creativity and teamwork, Cody Block introduces kids to pc programming ideas, robotics, and the Web Of Issues by enjoyable and accessible play.
Studying computational abilities in early years is crucial. Cody the automobile, and the picket toy blocks which form his journey, educate youngsters to assume like a programmer: being launched to rules of debugging (the method of figuring out an issue and correcting it) and sequencing (the particular order by which directions are carried out in an algorithm) by bodily play.
The duty is to plan a path that leads Cody by town and again house, his actions altering in response to the kid’s association and rearrangement of the picket blocks (every containing RFID tech). Every block denotes a unique directional command (e.g. ‘flip left’, ‘flip proper’, ‘u-turn’ and so on.), making a sequence of directions. This enables kids to enhance their motor abilities, important considering, creativity and spatial consciousness.
Cody Blockis designed for teenagers aged 3-12, and will probably be obtainable to ship in Q2 2022.
QUBS’ second product, MattyBlock, is designed for ages 3-9, it helps kids develop self esteem in arithmetic by introducing the ideas of addition, subtraction and multiplication.
Youngsters place Matty the farmer on a board above a sum of their very own creation, shaped by numbered tiles (representing seeds). With a nod or shake of his head, Matty guides younger customers to the best reply to the sum. MattyBlockfeatures voice suggestions in six languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin), making it the proper software for youngsters to play and be taught autonomously. Its story setting offers a enjoyable and complete introduction to numbers and equations, whereas exploring the fragile and ever-changing world of nature.
Matty Blockwill be obtainable in 2023.
Primarily based in Zurich, Paris and London, QUBS Toys was based by Hayri Bulman in 2019, a Swiss entrepreneur with over 30 years of IT experience, working for GE (Basic Electrical) and Xerox. Hayri’s personal fatherhood, ardour for picket toys and agency grasp of expertise motivated him to create QUBS to raised equip the long run generations for the digital world. Impressed by the toy firm TEGU in 2015, Hayri sought out to merge traditional picket toys with fashionable expertise and shortly began engaged on ideas that mixed RFID expertise with picket blocks. Since then, QUBS has expanded into an unlimited crew of designers, engineers and creatives from all throughout Europe.
In April 2020, on the very starting of the worldwide pandemic, QUBS raised CHF 88,887 (~£70,000) by 503 backers throughout a Kickstarter marketing campaign.