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by GigaBryte Inc.
GRADES / Elementary (Grades K-4), Middle School (Grades 5-8)
PLATFORMS / Web Browser

Platform where kids use drag/ drop visual programming to create light up wearable tags


We first got a chance totalk to GigaBryte cofounders, Mo Akade and Michael Duong at the 2012 Stanford LDT Expo, where theyshowed us an early iteration ofwhat they called TinkerTags--light-up shoes that users could program using a Scratch-likeinterface. The product has since evolved into a 2" x 2" matrix of LEDlights that kids can clip onto their clothes, backpacks, or wear as necklaces.The team has also created a platform where users can code together at the sametime and share tags with other. Social, tangible code, with lights? It's thekind of L.A. Gear shoes-on-steroidsconcept that we would have loved as kids.

GigaBryte (originally called TinkerTags) was part of the Imagine K12 fourth cohort in 2013. The company plans a formal launch sometime in 2013.


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