January 18-19, 2024
The third iteration—Dino 3.0—was designed. We’re making decisions on sizing, keeping in mind fine-motor skills and small toys as choking hazards in the hands of young learners.
January 13, 2024
The second iteration—Dino 2.0—was designed.
January 11, 2024
After receiving feedback from the first shipment of the playset, a plan to create additional figures for the playset was in place. The first iteration of the dinosaur—Dino 1.0—figure was designed and colours were chosen for all three new additions.
Playsets would continue to arrive in classrooms introducing Gracie for the first time to young computer scientists in Rome, Italy and New South Wales, Australia.
November 19, 2023
The first marketing video would be released with classroom footage and reviews from educators and parents calling the playset “Kid friendly and intuitive.”
November 4, 2023
The first playset reached a budding computer scientist in a home in Ontario, Canada, a second grader named Rory. 3 more playsets would soon find themselves in classrooms (kindergarten, first grade, and Special Education) in Ontario, Canada, and 5 more to Iowa, USA, New York, USA, Rome, Italy, and New South Wales, Australia in the hands of learners from Pre-K to Grade 3.
October 30, 2023
The first official Create & Code with GoBot Playsets were shipped to homes and classrooms around the globe. Each playset included of 1 GoBot, 10 arrows, peg people, wooden buttons, rocks, tree trunks, stickers, and a keychain.
October 3, 2023
The second batch of GoBots were printed and the first set of 10 arrows that would accompany each bot were printed in black. 100 arrows would be printed for this first full set.
September 30, 2023
The second iteration of GoBot was finished and a test batch was printed. Its wheels were flatted which allowed this version to stand and it was sized down half an inch. GoBot was printed in what would become its official colour – Lulz Green.
September 28, 2023
The first iteration of GoBot was created. Most notably, its rounded wheels didn’t allow it to stand and so it was back to the drawing board.
September 27, 2023
I had always wanted to have a toy line with Gracie and GoBot and on this particular day, for no real reason, decided, why not start with a small 3D printed GoBot? I dug into my Tinkercad account, shared the file with a friend and he began the process of *tinkering* with my original design to make it perfect for printing.
January 15, 2020
Using the AR feature in the Tinkercad app, GoBot was welcomed with open arms. With no easy access to 3D printing at the time, this design would live in my Tinkercad account for the next three years.
January 13, 2020
I wanted to learn how to use Tinkercad because I had discovered it had an AR feature. I thought I may as well make something I could use in my kindergarten classroom with my students. GoBot was officially designed.
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