A Splat-Tacular Start
Inc.|October 2018
A Splat-Tacular Start

CAN YOU TEACH KIDS HOW TO CODE DURING PLAY TIME? UNRULY SPLATS DO JUST THAT.

In 2015, Bryanne Leeming was daydreaming in class at Babson College. “Two words came into my mind: electronic playground,” says Leeming, 28. The idea kept her at her computer until 3 a.m., as she Googled everything from “MIT Media Lab research” to the toys she’d played with as a child.

That daydream evolved into floor tiles dubbed Unruly Splats, because their embedded blotch-shaped lights resemble spilled milk. Splats light up and make sounds, including speech, as kids race around and jump on them. Using an app, children can program the Splats to change their responses, modify preloaded games, or simulate musical instruments.

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October 2018