2016: A year in review

2016: A year in review

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Christmas is just around the corner and we would like to use this time of contemplation to say thank you to all customers and Tinkerbots fans for their loyalty and support this year. These are our highlights from 2016:

In May and September, we had the chance to take part in two very cool events. At the Maker Faire in Hannover and Berlin tinkerers from all over Germany gathered to present creative projects and to experience new innovations. Like in 2015, we were back at the Maker Faire with our own exhibition booth to exchange ideas with our Tinkerbots fans.

Moving to a new office

In 2016 we were also able to expand our Tinkerbots team. For instance, we hired new, creative team members for the department for software and hardware development. After the growth in our team there was too little space in old office which is why have moved to a new headquarter in June.

In October, Tinkerbots had a reason to celebrate. We were among the winners of the German Design Award in the category entertainment for our robotics building kit. The award displays innovative products and projects, their manufacturers and designers, who are groundbreaking for the international design community.

App & firmware update

There was also an important firmware and app update for all Tinkerbots products in the month of October. The update especially affects customers who bought their building kit in the beginning of the year. After the firmware and app update, the IR sensor and Light sensor can be used and additional models functions are unlocked. From now on it’s even possible to program Tinkerbots robots by yourself. We have created a special Arduino library for that.

Another Tinkerbots highlight of 2016 are the new extensions which are available for sale in our online shop. It gives you the opportunity to upgrade your Tinkerbots building kit with additional modules, Cubies and brick adapters to become even more creative.

The whole Tinkerbots team says thank you for your support and wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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