Our motivation

Because we strongly believe that nothing creates such bonds as playing together, we have come up with a playing experience for the whole family, for friends and friends of friends. We want to connect you and make you play!

How we got the idea

Everything started at Bauhaus University in Weimar where Leo and Christian met in 2005. Both were studying product design and shared a passion for unusual and fancy projects. Matthias was busy at that time writing his PhD thesis on innovation economics and already knew Leo and Christian through common friends.

In 2009 Leo started working on the very first prototype of what should become Tinkerbots. Two years later all three came together with the aim to build the best robotic toy the world has ever seen: Tinkerbots.

For over two years we refined the product, looked for the right investors and most importantly introduced the product to you, our customers. In April 2014 we started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com which in only 45 days raised about 300.000 USD corresponding to 800 pre­ordered building kits. The feedback was tremendous ­ A big thank you to all of our supporters who have been with us, with all their patience and trust! Thank you!

Still during the Indiegogo campaign we were able to recruit our first employees and thus advance the developmental process. There were many obstacles standing in our way but we have made it and are proud to present our Tinkerbots robotic building kits to you.


Kids love Tinkerbots®

While testing even the very first of the prototypes with kids, we realized just how much enthusiasm our building sets awaken in kids. Since then we have seen these sparkle in the eyes of so many children, parents and grandparents. The possibility to build your own creatures and see them move autonomously fascinates young and old alike! This made us realize that Tinkerbots is not only a toy for children but brings creative fun to the whole family.


The management team

The management team consists of Adrienne Fischer, Leonhard Oschütz and Christian Guder:

DR. MATTHIAS BÜRGER CEO & CO-FOUNDER

ADRIENNE FISCHER
CEO

Adrienne, our CEO, keeps the numbers in check and navigates the crew

LEONHARD OSCHÜTZ CCO & CO-FOUNDER

LEONHARD OSCHÜTZ
CCO & CO-FOUNDER

Leo, our CCO, comes up with ever new ideas and takes care of the playing experience

CHRISTIAN GUDER CTO & CO-FOUNDER

CHRISTIAN GUDER
CTO & CO-FOUNDER

Christian, our CTO, coordinates the team of developers and our production line


The founders

Leonhard Oschütz, Christian Guder & Dr. Matthias Bürger


Our supporters

These companies and institutions have supported us through it all: