Quick interview with Roy, the founding father of „The OffBits“



Sebastian Trella from Robots-Weblog had the chance to conduct a brief interview with Roy Barazani from „the OffBits“.

Roy Barazani from „the OffBits“

·        Robots-Weblog: Who’re you and what’s your job on the OffBits?

Roy: I’m Roy Barazani – The OffBits founding father 

·        Robots-Weblog: What impressed you to create the OffBits toy?

Roy: I assume I’ve all the time been fascinated by the concept of re-design. Whilst a toddler I used to interrupt my toys aside and attempt to rebuild them in new and alternative ways. Trying again, this allowed me to develop my creativeness and talent to fantasize.

·        Robots-Weblog: How did you provide you with the title „the OffBits„?

Roy: The OFFBITS began out by enjoying with random components I discovered in my toolbox whereas engaged on an train earlier than beginning my design research in faculty. Immediately I discovered I had made a little bit robotic! I saved this concept with me throughout my research, and for my remaining mission constructed an entire metropolis of them constituted of recycled components. It was very well obtained and I knew I had an ideal thought in my fingers. It took a couple of years of growth and testing in Maker Faire occasions and boutique design shops and now I lastly really feel they’re prepared for the world.

·        Robots-Weblog: Do you might have rather a lot to do with robots in your job/on a regular basis life?

Roy: Sure, I like robots and I’ve collected robots for years!

·        Robots-Weblog: How did sustainability issue into the creation of the OffBits?

Roy: I see The OFFBITS as a brand new approach of enjoying with toys, an “open-source” platform with no guidelines, so every creation will be as distinctive because the one who constructed it. I like the best way individuals can take the unique design after which make one thing utterly completely different. Additionally, the actual fact it’s manufactured from elements all of us have round us means there are not any price or availability limits to what individuals can do with them.

Offbits are a sustainable and eco-friendly instructional toy that encourages zero-waste ideas and practices by a enjoyable and interactive expertise. It’s an effective way to deliver consciousness and encourage optimistic actions in preserving the setting.

We don’t assume you want many toys, however what you do select ought to be made to final.

The probabilities are limitless with The Offbits, you possibly can create something from a easy robotic to a fancy mannequin whereas utilizing sustainable supplies and lowering waste.

·        Robots-Weblog: And which is your favourite robotic from the OffBits?

Roy: I like all my robots household!

·        Robots-Weblog: Are you able to inform us about any challenges you confronted whereas designing the OffBits?

Roy: From a design perspective, working with commonplace {hardware} elements introduced many distinctive challenges. For instance, selecting the right combination of bits within the kits (each functionally and aesthetically) required lots of trial-and-error sort work, after which after all there’s the difficulty of connecting components that weren’t designed to suit collectively.

·        Robots-Weblog: How do you envision the OffBits evolving in training fields?

Roy: This can be a S.T.E.A.M toy serving to younger minds develop within the fields of Science, Know-how, Engineering, Artwork and Math. The OffBits toys encourage the event of effective motor abilities, spatial reasoning, problem-solving, and imaginative play.

The hands-on constructing course of permits customers to find out about robotics and engineering ideas in a enjoyable and interactive approach. The step-by-step directions for constructing and programming the Offbits kits, making it straightforward for customers of all ages to grasp the ideas behind the know-how.

The OffBits provide instructional assets similar to workshops, on-line tutorials, and academic materials that might assist youngsters to find out about sustainable practices and applied sciences.

· Robots-Weblog: What are you able to inform us about your neighborhood?

Roy: The Offbits neighborhood function permits customers to share their creations and concepts, offering inspiration and a way of collaboration. The Offbits customers have challenges for each stage. Once they create, share and move the problem they’ll earn tokens for his or her future purchases.

 Stephanie @stem_with_stephanie