I remember when I first had a fantasy of creating my robot. I had already planned what it would do. It would cook a nice breakfast for me every day, turn on TV whenever I ask it to and open or close the door. To be very frank, it didn’t take me more than two seconds to drop the idea when I got to know that making a robot is more complicated than rocket science. You need to code, assemble components, calibrate them, and integrate them. But with the help of Blinkgogo, even a kid can learn to make a robot. Damn, I wish I could be a kid again!
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I got to know about Blinkgogo through its Kickstarter campaign. I liked the idea very much that I decided to interview them. Below is the conversation we had with the founder of Blinkgogo, Steve.
1: The name Blinkgogo sounds pretty interesting. How did you land with such a cool name?
Steve – At the beginning, we tried to find a good name for our product and we had to pass many names because almost all good named were taken. Then we got an idea that we download the code from PC to Arduino boards, there would be 2 little LEDs blink and our product is try to make kids play with robot easier, so we got the Blinkgogo name which means when the lights blink, then you can go and have fun with your robot.
2: Tell us more about Blinkgogo.
Steve – The idea of Blinkgogo is that I couldn’t find an all-in-one robot kit on the market to teach kids about robot and coding at the same time when I was an SETM course teacher. So I wanted to make a robot kid through which kids can learn coding.
3: Who are the persons behind Blingogo?
Steve – Blinkgogo team is professional and strong. Steve is a STEM course teacher with 5 years teaching experience and an electronic engineer. He is the Founder of Blinkgogo. Jeff is the co-founder of Blinkgogo and electronic engineer as well.