What can students do with a smart connected flying disc called Zubi Flyer? Well the sky’s the limit (you see what we did there), but it starts with basic frisbee play and goes well beyond that.
Zubi Flyer is the first hackable toy from Fuze. It comes with a frisbee like flying disc and the components for kids to build a working circuit board. The circuit board features a variety of LED lights. The microprocessor on board allows kids to use a “magic wand” to create wild light patterns on the Zubi Flyer.
The same microprocessor, that kids put together themselves, helps them play a dozen games created by Fuze with unlimited possibilities. Kids can take their Zubi Flyer, connect it to a computer and program it themselves with Scratch and Arduino. The included games are:
- Catch The Light
- Hot Potato
- Simon Says
- Hand Harmonica
- Newbie Zubi
- RGB Light Hack
- RGB Single Light Hack
- Name That Tune
- Shortcut Hack
- Mood Light
One of the things that teachers, administrators and parents are going to love about Zubi Flyer is that it’s the first STEM/STEAM, coding toy that actually encourages kids to go outside and play.
Fuze and the Zubi Flyer didn’t come from the traditional coding toy startup background. Many coding toys are born out of college and university projects. Zubi on the other hand, came from a Utah mom who’s background is in marriage therapy and teaching piano.
Like many parents, Kristy Sevy looked at her young daughter with a faceless expression when she wanted to learn how to code. She had been exposed to Minecraft and the Raspberry Pi, probably through YouTube where every other kid learns about them. Kenzie, Kristy’s daughter loves STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), for a minute there, she was speaking a foreign language to her mother.
The elder Sevy decided to do something about it. She dove headfirst into the world of Minecraft and coding Minecraft mods with the Raspberry Pi computer. In the video above, Sevy admits to not having a clue about what she was doing at first. She knew though, that she had to find more interactive coding toys for Kenzie and kids like her. But she couldn’t. So with no product experience she turned to her brother to help create and bring the Zubi Flyer to market.
You can check out the Zubi Flyer yourself, at FETC 2018 in Orlando, January 23-26th, booth #1455 and online at fuzeplay.io