Dinoby teaches kids to code by combining the two things they love most: games and technology. With a huge Dinosaur egg and toy figures, the kids are exposed to an augmented reality experience where they learn and practice new coding skills in order to complete Dino’s missions.

Teaching kids to code should be a priority. Parents, schools, and governmental figures must work together in creating a curriculum that incorporates computer programming and computational thinking as they are the new foundation for our ever-increasing technological society. With technology at the forefront of solving some of the most pressing issues and challenges facing society today, we need to encourage children to master the tools and technology to continue making these changes happen.

A 2015 Gallup poll sponsored by Google found that 9 out of 10 parents want schools to teach computer science – so children grow up not only using technology but learning how to program it. In fact, among low-income families, the majority of parents and teachers believe computer science should be required subject!

In a society that calls for innovation, entrepreneurship, teamwork, and creative thinking, we’ve identified that the main problem today is that parents don’t know how to encourage their kids to get involved with coding so they can craft their future.

Teaching programming at a young age is seen as a long-term solution to the “skills gap”- between the number of tech jobs and the people qualified to fill them. But, while many organizations are up for the challenge, we found that most options on the market today are in a higher price range and, even more important, lack one of the two pillars- gaming and novelty- whereas Dinoby possess them both.

We see Dinoby as the perfect to this problem. By using an IoT toy in connection with an augmented reality app, Dinoby creates an immersive experience that engages kids with the coding process. Children will become familiar with logical thinking and problem solving while also having fun.

How it works:
Dinoby isn’t your normal everyday app. The game set contains a real three- dimensional dinosaur egg and different tokens used to anchor the augmented reality feature of the app.

1. Learn the basics of coding by helping Dino on the first mission
2. Place the tokens around the playground to build Dino’s virtual world
3. Use your programming skills to help Dino reach the goal
4.Run your code and bring Dino to life with Augmented Reality


Luciana Reznik Agustina Fainguersch