Nübi is new to our planet and eager to learn all about color, music, hot, cold, and, well...everything! Your job is to teach Nübi all about our world.
Are you ready?
All of the teaching and programming of Nübi is done through a magic flower, special Nübicards, and Nübi itself. There are no screens or other electronics involved.
There are 4 types of Nübicards; Program Nübicards, Sense Nübicards, Action Nübicards, and Game Nübicards.
Starting with basic color mixing and sounds, kids will eventually learn to custom-program Nübi to react to light, dark, hot, cold, motion, and even other Nübis.
The Activity Book that comes with Nübi introduces kids to how Nübi works, brings them through basic color skills, and builds to more complex color theory, music theory, and programming skills.
Slice of Lime has collaborated with Kidrobot® on this project for a number of reasons. Kidrobot® is acknowledged worldwide as the premier creator and dealer of limited edition art toys. They have a specific line of Do It Yourself (DIY) toys called Munny Word that allow for the customization of the look and feel of the toy. Kids can draw on Munnys using provided crayons, stickers, and accessories.
Slice of Lime sees an opportunity to move Munny World beyond just colors and stickers to a more contemporary form of DIY. Nübi offers the ability to customize the reactions a toy has to the world around it while at the same time teaching kids color theory, music theory, and STEM principles.
Kidrobot® has leant Slice of Lime their Munny likeness as a starting point for the Nübi prototype.
Slice of Lime is a UX Design agency focused on the connected device space. We're also a bunch of parents with young girls that would love to see new toys that encourage learning and play without the use of TVs, iPads, and iPhones.
Slice of Lime has created a new kind of Do-It-Yourself toy called Nübi. Nübi is a creature who is new to our planet and is eager to learn all about Earth’s properties - from color to sound to hot and cold.
Using a magic flower, kids learn by teaching Nübi. Starting with basic color mixing and sounds, kids will eventually learn to custom-program Nübi to react to light, dark, hot, cold, motion, and even other Nübis.
All of the teaching and programming is done through the magic flower, special cards, and Nübi itself. There are no screens or other electronics involved.
We’re extremely excited about our prototype for Nübi and the potential it has to open a new world of learning and play for kids at a variety of age levels.
We're honored to be recognized as the winner of the DevelopHer Toy & Game Challenge!
Update: Slice of Lime was acquired by Pivotal in 2016. Nübi is now owned by Friendly Branch and is seeking an inventor license deal.