What is it like to sculpt with motion? Topobo is the world's first construction toy with kinetic memory, the ability to record and playback physical motion. Snap together Passive (static) and Active (motorized) pieces into a creation, and with a press of a button and a flick of your wrist, you can teach your creation how to dance or walk. The same way you can learn how buildings stand by stacking up blocks, you can discover how animals walk by playing with Topobo.
What makes Topobo different from ordinary construction toys? Topobo can record and playback physical motion! Snap Actives and Passives together into a moose, move the moose's body in your hands, and then watch the moose walk and dance by itself.
Unlike most robotic construction kits, Topobo doesn't require a computer to teach it how to behave: to program it, just move it around!
Passives are nine different building blocks based on cubic and tetrahedral crystals. Explore natural patterns as you combine the nine shapes into millions of creative combinations.
Actives are robotic nodes with kinetic memory. To program an active, just push a button to start recording, turn the axis in your hand to teach a movement, and push the button again to begin playback. The Active will repeatedly recreate your exact movement.
A limited number of prototypes are now available for sale. You can buy them while they last!