Play-i is a startup that has plans to help kids learn how to code by using toy robots. Play-i was founded by engineers that used to work at Google, Apple and Frog Design. Play-i has launched a crowd-funding campaign that is expected to raise around $250,000. If the crowd-funding goal is achieved, then they will mass produce the Play-i Robots for kids age 5 and up. Playi will help kids string together code to create applications.
The robots need an iPad that displays a kid-friendly programming language. By commands together with the iPad, the kids can control the robots. Play-i will be selling two robots called the Yana and Bo. Play-i will be selling Yana for $49 and Bo for $149. Bo is known for having wheels.
Play-i will be shipping the robots starting this summer. So far Play-i has raised over $174,250 from 872 backers with 29 days left.