Play-i Inc. is using robots created with 3-D printers to teach kids how to code. The seven person team is on a mission to make computer programming fun and easy.
Over the past year, the team at Play-i, Inc.has been refining its vision, developing robot prototypes on its 3-D printer and receiving a $1 million venture investment from Google Ventures, Madrona Venture Group and others.
Along with the robots, the Play-i app allows children to choose between a series of icons to create a command series. An example of one of the command series that could be created would be if a child dragged and dropped a picture of an airplane, a front arrow and red lights, the robot would make the noise of airplane taking off, glide forward and then flash its red lights.