Toy Cars for Teaching STEM
RaceYa uses customizable, radio-controlled race cars to teach kids about science and help them design the cars of the future. RaceYa approached Tomorrow Lab with a kid-tested, proof of concept car with the desire to create the next version to be a modular, building block-like car that can easily be integrated into a education curriculum.
With this in mind, we developed a design scheme that included a forward-thinking strategy for the specific component categories to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through various car assemblies. Through our process, we developed a modular car platform with visual recognition, allowing modifiable placement of battery, motor, wheels, sensor, as well as a flexible body wrap and mounting points for that wrap. All fasteners were required to be removable, kid friendly, and thumb-tightenable.