Kai’s Clan has been developed as a collaboration between Autonomous Works Ltd and 3D Printing Systems Limited, a New Zealand company based in Auckland. Combining their individual strengths these entities have been providing education products and resources into classrooms since 2011.
We envisioned a platform where the physical and the virtual worlds merge to become an interactive learning playground, with the goal to nurture an interest for coding in children. Students code their robots to navigate the mat in real-time, wherever they are in the world. Through designing their own robot avatars and environments a fusion of the real world and virtual world come to life. Kai’s Clan breaks the traditional geographical barriers to bring kids from around the world together and allow them to solve challenges in exciting new ways
Since childhood, Bruce would pull apart anything with electronics to see how it worked, his inquisitive mind always challenged the status quo. His mantra is ‘to take one fearless step at a time, one brave decision at a time, one courageous action at a time and always “do the right thing”. These choices, decisions, and actions transform challenges into exploration, failure into learning, risk into reward, and fear into determination’.
As a self-confessed geek, Bruce will hack anything electronic to the point he hacked his previous car to be self-driving, and it kind of worked too!
His passion for innovation and technology-led Bruce to create Kai’s Clan, a more exciting way to teach coding and improve student engagement while doing so.
As a father himself, Bruce wanted to expose the youth to real-world technologies like companies Amazon, Tesla use. He understands the importance of computer science in education and increasing diversity in STEM fields around the world.
During the products research and development phase, he would ask and listen to teachers, learn, adapt and improve.
Bruce pushes the boundaries with his passion to provide young people with opportunities and training to help build their STEM skills for their futures.