Tumblehome Learning Lauches Dr.Tan’s Supergrams Kickstarter Project

Boston, January 8, 2013, — Tumblehome Learning launches a Kickstarter project called Dr.Tan’s Supergrams, combining an ancient Chinese puzzle, Tangrams, with Augmented Reality.

Tumblehome Learning is a young company that encourages kids to experience science and engineering through science adventure and self-guided discovery. This Kickstarter project aims to create the company’s first electronically enhanced toy, bringing new fun and challenge to playing with tangrams.

With tangrams, players arrange seven simple puzzle pieces in different ways to make hundreds of patterns, such as a duck, a dancer, or a dinosaur. Playing with Tangrams helps kids develop spatial skills that are important for geometry, higher math, and engineering, so we want to encourage them to play as much as possible. That’s why we’re developing Dr. Tan’s Supergrams. When kids point a smartphone or a tablet at a finished puzzle, a corresponding 3d image will pop out of the puzzle.

With this product, Tumblehome Learning expects to be the first company to add augmented reality to a puzzle that kids have to complete themselves.

Kickstarter is a crowd-funding site for innovation. Kickstarter projects set a funding target and appeal for donations from friends, family, colleagues, and the public at large.  Donors commit funds that are drawn on only if the project is successful in achieving its goal in a certain amount of time.  In return for their funding, donors receive prizes related to the project.

Tumblehome Learning’s funding goal is to raise $8,000 in a little less than a month. Prizes include mystery books, science kits, Supergram sets, and more. If you’d like our Kickstarter project, please visit us on : http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/536178671/dr-tans-supergrams?ref=activity

“We would love to have you as one of our Kickstarter donors. Early donations help build momentum that gets projects noticed and increases the chance of a successful project. So please keep a watch on Kickstarter.com, and we’ll be sure to let you know when the project goes live,” said Angella Xu of Tumblehome Learning.