Finished 22 / 08 / 2020
Funded!
Received
€ 2.071
Minimum
€ 1.810
Optimum
€ 11.110
34 Backers
Contributing € 10
Follower

Each pledge helps us keep Alquimétricos moving forward!

  • You'll gain access to our private content channel full of cool stuff like pre-release units, making ofs, and sneak peeks.
  • We will add your name to the contributor's hall of fame.
  • You will receive the digital welcome kit.
    We need 10x €10 pledges to develop new video content units, so don't forget to invite your friends in!

> 06 Backers
Contributing € 18
Helper

Only for our first 12 helpers!

  • Get access to an online workshop for a very low pledge.
  • We will also add you to our channel for contributors, where you can find details and news on our next releases weeks before its official release.
  • Also get the digital welcome kit.
  • Your name will be added to our Hall of fame.

> 04 Backers
Contributing € 25
Mate
  • With your contribution, we can create a new PDF zine, which will be dedicated to you.
  • You will also be receiving our digital welcome kit.
  • Get access to the contributor's exclusive channel full of awesome Alquimétricos new stuff.
  • You can suggest what content we should develop next.

> 04 Backers
Contributing € 35
Fan

Only for our first 12 fans!

You really liked Alquimétricos, didn't you?

  • Get direct access to all our online workshops so you don't miss a detail!
  • You'll get the digital welcome kit.
  • Enter our Hall of fame.

> 03 Backers
Contributing € 50
Supporter

You enable us!

  • We will let you know how much we thank you by dedicating a video unit to you and to another Supporter.
  • Apart from that, you will gain access to our content channel, where you will be close to the Alquimétricos distillery of wonderful projects.
  • You'll enter our hall of fame and expect the digital welcome kit in your inbox.

> 02 Backers
Contributing € 63
Early bird

Just for the first 12 early birds!

  • Get your physical kit The kit will be delivered after the first campaign round ends.
  • Get access to all our online workshops for a very low pledge.
  • You will receive the digital welcome kit
  • You will enter our Hall of fame

> 03 Backers
Contributing € 75
Player

We know what you want.

  • Choose your kit tier 1 kit and receive it at home or where you want. Send it as a gift to a friend or convert it into a 10x batch that we will send to a Brazilian cultural center. Happy faces warrantied.
  • You’lll get the digital welcome kit
  • Entering the Alquimétricos Hall of Fame is also included. The kit will be delivered after the first campaign round ends.

> 00 Backers
Contributing € 100
Backer

We have your back!

  • With your support we can make a whole new video content unit, so we will dedicate it directly to you,
  • You will access our online workshop limited to 10 participants!
  • You will be receiving the digital welcome kit
  • Get access to the private content channel
  • Enter the hall of fame

> 01 Backers
Contributing € 200
Wizard

Thank you for your magic!

  • You will receive a physical welcome kit at the desired address.
  • You will enter our Hall of fame,
  • A project will be named after you,
  • Get access to exclusive content channel
  • Participate at a live online workshop.
    You are making possible a bunch of Brazilian "moleques" to learn geometry the fun way! The kit will be delivered after the first campaign round ends.

> 00 Backers
Contributing € 250
Geek

Want to create something challenging?

  • Get a Frequency 2 Geodesic dome Alquimétricos' structure to discover the magic of Buckminster Fuller's architectural mind. The kit will be delivered after the first campaign round ends.
  • You get access to the online workshop
  • Access the exclusive content channel,
  • Get the digital welcome kit and ?
  • Enter the Alquimétricos Hall of Fame.

> 00 Backers
Contributing € 350
Educator

So, you are interested in following the Alquimétricos' path...

  • You will surely appreciate a creator's kit, a case full of the tools and materials you need to create virtually any Alquimétricos project with your bare hands.. The kit will be delivered after the first campaign round ends.
  • We will send you the digital welcome kit
  • You’ll enter the Hall of fame

> 00 Backers
Contributing € 400
Spreader

If you want to bring Alquimétricos to your community you will certainly want our value pack with 10x ktis units.

  • You can choose among a variety of basic kits so you can share among your neighbours and friends. The kits will be delivered after the first campaign round ends.
  • You will get the digital welcome kit
  • Your name in the Hall of Fame.

> 00 Backers
Contributing € 500
Angel

Your support makes us grow exponentially. Really, one of your pledges has just made possible the edition of all our videos, or all our illustrations...

  • Expect the physical welcome kit
  • Access to the dedicated channel
  • Find a place at all our online workshops
  • You can choose among some special gifts: personalized help desk, tailor made contents based on your preferences or send an online live workshop free pass to up to 10 people! The kit will be delivered after the first campaign round ends.

> 00 Backers
Contributing € 1.000
Sponsor

You have really reached our hearts :); So here's the deal:

  • We will give an online workshop exclusively to you and your crew (up to 20 people) so your organization, family, or club can be part of the Alquimétricos community with exclusive contents, amusing activities and a whole experience tailor-made for you.
  • We will be making a special thanks social media video naming you, your organization, or whoever you tell us so people know how important your support is for us!
  • Expect our physical welcome kit and know that your donation has made possible loads of new educational experiences in Latin America. We will get In touch to show you, anyway. The kit will be delivered after the first campaign round ends.

> 00 Backers
Contributing € 2.500
Donor

Be a hero!

  • Give away 100x kits to a Brazilian favela school plus 3 teachers’ creator cases and training, so this winter nobody stays at home without learning.
    Plus we will make a special gift for you. All the digital props included:
  • Hall of Fame,
  • Physical welcome kit,
  • Exclusive channel membership
  • All workshops access.

> 00 Backers

About this project

Ecotechnological DIY building blocks to make at home
Task Minimum Optimum
Basic video editing
Half of our material is based upon audiovisual contents. We need Rudá's digital magic to take care of the video tutorials, workshops, and clips.
€ 350
Basic illustration
Guides and tutorials will be released in PDF format so you can print them or view them directly from the screen. Beatriz's digital pen makes our crazy ideas become a reality
€ 250
Basic Didactic design
Education is a tough science. Tatiana's talent is to approach knowledge transfer and building with strategy, good taste, and fun.
€ 250
Basic Content development
Alquimétricos’ core technology and methodology need to be translated into digital sessions we can share online with you as well with families and teachers around the world. This budget slice allows us to properly adapt live workshops we have been giving for the last years to the online environment.
€ 250
Book printing
Who doesn't want to have an actual print copy of their favorite reading? Help us make our digital book a molecular reality printing the first hundred batch!
€ 2.000
eBook publishing
Digital books require loads of writing, photo selection, and edition. But also grammar correction, visual design, authoring, and more. Not to forget to get your own ISBN!
€ 2.500
Platform development and set up
We need a developer to put up our Open Educational Resources platform and sort our contents online so everybody can find their way out inside the Alquimétricos' universe. We will do it "our way" otherwise. Really, help us get the job well done
€ 1.000
Teachers' development kit
Latin American educational situation is entering the Nightmare's phase. Books are already scarce, so forget about science or tech kits. Help us put the right tools and knowledge in the hands of the people that are fighting the actual mother of all battles.
€ 1.800
Advanced didactic design
In case the campaign goes well, we will double the amount of content. Help Tatiana develop a whole bunch of materials so we can compile them into our book!
€ 250
Advanced Content development
In case the campaign goes well, we will double the amount of content. Help Fernando develop a whole bunch of materials so we can compile them into our book!
€ 250
Advanced video editing
In case the campaign goes well, we will double the amount of content. Help Rudá develop a whole bunch of materials so we can compile them into our documentary!
€ 350
Advanced illustration
In case the campaign goes well, we will double the amount of content. Help Beatriz develop a whole bunch of materials so we can compile them into our book!
€ 250
Advanced campaign fees and bank taxes
In case the campaign goes well we will have much more deductions from our pledges. This item covers these costs.
€ 350
Infrastructure Minimum Optimum
Promotion
We need the world to get to know us. With the aid of social media promotion tools, we can get in touch directly with the people who want to know about us.
€ 250
Basic campaign fees and bank taxes
Successful campaign has its costs. This item will cover the deductions that will take place when transferring the campaign's pledges.
€ 180
Material Minimum Optimum
First round's fulfillment
Many of you will want to have the actual toys digitally cut at a local FabLab. We need to establish a supply chain based upon proper materials provision, process, finishing, and delivered right to your home safely.
€ 280
Second round's fulfillment
Many of you will want to have the actual toys digitally cut at a local FabLab. We need to establish a supply chain based upon proper materials provision, process, finishing and delivered right to your home safely.
€ 550
Total € 1.810 € 11.110
Necessary
Supplemental

General information

We know the quarantine has put a strain on children and parents, who are now forced to play at home, but we would like to transform it in an opportunity to reconsider game as an educational resource, sustainable and accessible to all, to be brought soon to schools and open spaces too.

Alquimétricos has created an open-source platform, to download from internet models of DIY toy components, completely free of charge, capable of stimulating the child's creativity, of promoting an approach to sustainability (using organic materials and/or recycling what is available at home), while facilitating active and constructive learning of geometry, maths, architecture, mechanics, physics and much more!

Alquimétricos has already brought its idea to many disadvantaged communities around the world and would like to continue providing tools and models in free sharing to all, without any need of purchase; for this reason, today we are launching a crowdfunding campaign intended to support the project.

Description of the project. Main features, strengths and differentials.

Help us making cool educational toys available to everybody everywhere leaving the smallest possible print.

Supporters will gain access to video tutorials, digital blueprints, and mounting instructions for dozens of models, weeks before its official release.

Also, will have access to a dedicated channel full of sneak peeks, making-ofs, live workshops, personalized support, direct contact with the creators, special gifts, and many other surprises!

“Toys should be free for the children and for the planet"

That’s why for each contributor that supports us, we will make available to a Brazilian educational institution or social initiative from a low-income community the entire range of our open educational resources.

So we can all be part of the same community, learning while doing and having fun.

All our content will be released freely some weeks after the campaign ends using the Creative Commons licensing model.

Why this is important

We think that quality educational material should be available to everybody, despite their financial or social background.
Unfortunately, most part of the global population cannot afford to buy a cool set of building blocks systems to learn-by-playing on architecture, mechanics, or robotics.

That's why we have created an open-source, DIY collection of connectors that you can fabricate at home using very simple and cheap tools and even cheaper materials. You can even recycle some stuff you'd probably trash anyway!

You don't only end up with the toys in your hands, but you learn how to make them yourself, for good. Virtually infinite pieces and projects can be created at home using very few material resources and stimulating a creative process along with your children.

Help us make that knowledge available to thousands of kids with lesser opportunities living in vulnerable communities in Latin America.

Team and experience

Alquimétricos was founded in 2015 in Argentina by Fernando Daguanno, who immediately moved to Brazil, where the project developed and gained a dozen of prizes. Fernando is a maker and artist, open-knowledge activist and a recycle fan!
Alquimétricos' collective is vast and international. In this campaign, we count on the help of

  • Rudá Cordaro, filmmaker
  • Beatriz Quadros, Illustrator
  • Tatiana Tabak, designer, and educator

The Connective is an Italian consultancy and research cooperative created to support the transition to the New Economy of the Commons and today we present the Alquimétricos project, an international collective of innovators, educators, and artists, born to offer you an interesting alternative to expensive, digital and/or not very educational games.

Staff:

  • Noemi Fantinato
  • Alessia Guidi
  • Lisa Milan
  • Giulio Quarta

Social commitment