It all started at Bauhaus University in Weimar in 2005 when Leo and Christian met. Both studied product design and shared a passion for unusual and fancy projects. At the same time, in a different place, Matthias was busy writing his PhD thesis on Innovation Economics.
Even though they all knew each other there was not yet much communication. In 2009 however, Leo started working on the very first prototype of Tinkerbots and 2 years later all three of us came together. Wit the aim to build the best robotic toy they set up Tinkerbots.
The next two years went by very quickly: Refining the product, looking for the right partners and most importantly introducing the product to you, our customers. Our Indiegog crowdfunding campaign in April 2014 raised about 300.000 USD in only 45 days, which meant 800 preordered building kits. The feedback was tremendous A big thank you to all who have supported us and who have been patient and trusting! Thank you!
During the crowdfunding campaign the first employees joined the team and we advanced quickly in the developmental process. It was not always easy but we have made it and are proud to present our Tinkerbots robotic building kits to you.