Robotic toy-making kit to make electronics fun and accessible for children
Animate, which is targeted at children between the ages of six and 10, enables users to create toys using cardboard, batteries, cables, buzzers, sensors, motors and LED lights. The kit also comes with a guidebook to help children with their designs, and all of the electronic components are deliberately oversized and finished with playful shapes and colours to appeal to kids. Muller developed the kit in response to a brief set by OPPO London Design Centre – the design hub of global technology company OPPO – while enrolled on the Royal College of Art's MA Design Products programme. "Animate is a kit of electronic components with a distinctive shape and colour aiming to give life to children's imaginations," OPPO London Design Centre explained. "The project introduces technology as a creative tool allowing children from the age of six to ten to animate their own creation."