You could say that the Mover is the perfect balance of theory and practice - of physical and digital. Yes, you need to sit at a computer and do the coding, but then you need to step away from the screen and (literally) run around to test your work. Having something physical, tangible, that you can hold and see reactions and results on, makes a huge difference to problem solving.
And now the Mover Kit is on Kickstarter and Technology Will Save us have raised over double their initial $50,000 goal - if they reach their stretch goal of $125,000, all backers will receive a custom-made rainbow snap band for their Mover. The money raised via crowdfunding will go towards tooling for the new kit, but what else has the experience given Technology Will Save Us? Sadhbh explains:
We’re very reiterative with everything we do, and we like people to be involved in what we’re doing. Kickstarter has been a great platform for us to talk to people while we were making our final decisions. Yes, we’re making hardware which needs a lot of investment in terms of tooling, but it’s really the Kickstarter community that we wanted to tap into. There's such a wealth of great people on there who are interested in what we’re doing and who want to get involved and to help get the word out. We're a team of 28 people and absolutely everyone has been involved in it in one way or another. We all had to work together, every single part of the company, to really bring this to life.
Fancy picking up your own Mover Kit? You’d better get a move on as the Kickstarter campaign is in its final few days and kits are limited. Although if you like what you see and want to pledge a small token of your appreciation, virtual high fives are in abundance.
Photography: Sasha Zyryaev