Putting up Christmas trees and decorating them in Christmassy colors, wrapping presents and driving home to the family – this is only some of the evidence that Christmas is just around the corner. We would like to use this time of contemplation to say thank you to all customers and Tinkerbots fans for their loyalty and support this year.
New Tinkerbots headquarters
2016 was an exciting year for Tinkerbots. Not only did we get more fans worldwide, the Tinkerbots team did also grow since the beginning of the year. For instance, we were able to strengthen the department for software and hardware development with new, creative team members. After the growth in our team there was too little space in old office which is why have moved to new headquarters in June.
In May and September, we had the chance to take part in two very cool events. At the Maker Faire in Hannover and Berlin tinkerers from all over Germany gathered to present creative projects and to experience new innovations. Like in 2015, we were back at the Maker Faire with our own exhibition booth to exchange ideas with our Tinkerbots fans.
Winner German Design Award
In October, Tinkerbots had a reason to celebrate. We were among the winners of the German Design Award in the category entertainment for our robotics building kit. The award displays innovative products and projects, their manufacturers and designers, who are groundbreaking for the international design community.
Firmware & app update
There was also an important firmware and app update for all Tinkerbots products in the month of October. The update especially affects customers who bought their building kit in the beginning of the year. After the firmware and app update, the IR sensor and Light sensor can be used and additional models functions are unlocked. From now on it’s even possible to program Tinkerbots robots by yourself. We have created a special Arduino library for that.
Another Tinkerbots highlight of 2016 are the new extensions which are available for sale in our online shop. It gives you the opportunity to upgrade your Tinkerbots building kit with additional modules, Cubies and brick adapters to become even more creative.Thank you very much for your support. The whole Tinkerbots team wishes you merry Christmas and a happy new year.