Our Series

The ENGINO® system has been developed to include an optimized, yet extensive library of parts, that helps children of almost all ages explore their creativity by designing and building their own models. To better guide families and teachers select the most appropriate products for their kids, we have created certain series, with each one emphasising on a different aspect of complexity, age and learning. 

To further help with your selection, all ENGINO® products are benchmarked on 2 main categories Construction and Learning, each one having two levels of complexity, from simple to advanced. The Construction category starts with  Building , that is making structures and models that do not have any functions. The next one is  Mechanics  were Linkages, Gears, Pulleys, and other specialized components are added to make more technical and functional models. These models can be operated manually until a  Motor  is added to animate them with battery or solar power. The next step is connecting the models with electronic controllers and sensors and program them with  Coding.

Construction Levels:

Building

Level   2

Mechanics

Level   2

Motors

Level   2

Coding

Level   2

At ENGINO® we consider all our products to be under the STEM/STEAM umbrella. Even at the first level of construction, children practice basic STEM skills due to the reconfigurable ability of our unique building system. This first level is what sets the foundations for the next levels. As complexity grows, more skills are required, leading children on a self-discovery journey towards attaining higher levels of thinking. Yet, what makes a toy a true STEM toy, is the extend of learning it can cater. 

Our 2nd Category of product benchmarking relates to Learning. This begins by including in the set the underlying  Theory  of the History, Science and Technology supporting the models featured in every set. The next step is allowing children to challenge and evaluate themselves by adding  Quizzes and Activities . Still, these levels relate to just abstract learning, that seldom become real-life experiences. That is why the next step of  Experimentation  is a powerful method to permanent instil skills and knowledge. This final level, engages children to solve real-life problems through  open projects , where children can use the engineering design approach to invent their own solutions. 

Learning Levels:

Theory

Level   2

Quiz and Activities

Level   2

Experiments

Level   2

Open Projects

Level   2

It may come as a surprise though, that kids are … inventors at heard! They can amaze us by creating unique models using ENGINO® system, even without going through those levels previously mentioned, proving that innovative thinking is not a linear process but rather an iterative one that can manifest at any age and circumstances; all kids need is the right tool to express and materialize their ideas. Engino is perhaps the only building system that has been consistently proven to be just that tool!

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NEW  - The INVENTOR MECHANICS  series has a thematic approach with multi model capabilities, featuring an impressive main model. A new library of patent-pending components has been added to the ENGINO® system which enhances both aesthetics and technical features. These parts include high-precession wheels, mechanisms and snap-fit curved surfaces. The smaller sets in the series are suitable for 7 year olds, while older children are challenged with the bigger sets which include also a geared motor. The top of range steps-up the complexity with Robotics technology, Bluetooth connectivity and software control.

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NEW  - The STEAM LABS™ toybook series has been developed based on the latest Pedagogical trend that incorporates “Arts” within the STEM wording. Even though art is an inherent part of the engineering design process, “A” puts emphasis on one of the highest brain functions of human beings, that of inspirational creativity. “Inspiration” has been the driving force behind all humanity’s masterworks, either inventions, architecture, music, painting or literature. STEAM LABS™ toybook series innovate further by bundling the toy with the Theory & Activity book on the outside of the box, shrink-wrapped together. Each set includes sheets of paper with pre-defined sketches which kids can paint, cut and attach on their models. The books include smart experimental activities that relate to each theme. These books come with our free Augmented Reality app (AR) that makes content much more engaging and entertaining!

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NEW  - The new CREATIVE ENGINEERING™ series is the most compact presentation of ENGINO® system, ideal for online stores, saving warehouse space and logistics cost. The best-selling models of our traditional ENGINO® ranges have been bundled together in these sets, empowering children to become young engineers and inventors. The series places special emphasis on creativity by allowing many models to be created from the same set. The models are STEMIFIED™ by activating new, pedagogically advanced, digital content that covers major STEM principles with theory and experimental activities. Each set comes in a plastic tub for easy storage and continual play. The “Maker Junior” set covers preschool kids aging from 4-6 with the award-winning Qboidz® system, while the “Maker Master” is the ideal solution for older kids of ages 7-12+. “Maker Master” sets start from the “20 models in 1” tub and scale up in complexity and creative potential with the “60 models in 1” tub that includes also motorized control. Even though ENGINO® system is suitable for both boys and girls, a special edition named “Maker girl” is also available, aiming to more actively engage girls in to STEM.

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NEW  - The Qboidz  system combines the award-winning snap-fit connectivity of Engino® system with the effortless building feature of stackable blocks! The system encourages preschool children to develop their cognitive, social and motor skills through fun and creative play. The Qboidz  development is based on the latest pedagogical principles of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), aiming to provide both girls and boys with the necessary experience, skills and knowledge to cope with the technological advancements of the future. The parts are suitable even for 2 year olds but due to the complexity of some models, age 4-7 is recommended.

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The purpose of STEM education - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - is to provide students with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience in order to cope with the technological challenges of the future. Modern pedagogical theories suggest that the study of engineering should be incorporated in all other subjects, starting from elementary level. DISCOVERING STEM  series, offers a practical solution for facing all these educational issues, aiding the teacher to engage students in STEM disciplines in a fun, exciting and interesting way! The educational packages are also ideal as a home learning tool! The series covers a broad area of subjects: Mechanics and Simple machines, Structures, Newton’s Laws, Renewable Energy and even Programmable Robotics.

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Getting children, especially girls, interested in construction building and engineering can be quite a difficult task. The brand new INVENTOR GIRL series tackles this problem by linking imaginative play with 3D model creation. 

The vivid colours of lilac, fuchsia, light green and sky blue will surely intrigue our little friends and urge them to explore their creative side. The series ranges from 5 models set to 30 models set.