UV50: 10 Startups to Watch

May 23, 2017

UV50: 10 Startups to Watch

NO.8 FUZE INTERACTIVE

City Provo + Salt Lake City Founded 2015 Employees 4 Industry Education technology WebsiteFuzePlay.io Founders Kristy Sevy, 31; Kyle Muir, 34 The Company A S.T.E.A.M. company that brings together real technology and hands-on play for kids through hackable toys.

#GOALS Fuze is on fire. They raised a pre-seed of $100k, put together a best-in-class team, launched a Kickstarter September 2016, created the hackable toy ZUBI Flyer, and employ a passion for kids’ tech education that is lit.

#SQUADGOALS “I love the diversity and unique talent each member brings to the table,” Sevy says. “From a mom, to an experienced businessman, to a grandpa, to a savvy Manhattan designer — we all come from varied backgrounds.”

#BOOTSTRAPPING “Fail cheap and fast has always been a rule of thumb. It is a scalable management principle.”

#ADVICE “Ideas should be validated. Products are to be designed. Teams must be built. Value your team, because people aren’t always replaceable. Execution is a qualifier. And make sure your family is on-board, because startup life is all-consuming.”

#ULTIMATEGOAL“We want to change how kids learn and lead the connected play revolution.”

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Tech Specs

Code Zubi Flyer With Arduino 

Click HERE for the Fuze Install Kit

Code Zubi Flyer With ScratchX 

Click HERE to beta the Fuze ScratchX Extension

In The Box 

Built-In Features

Electronics Parts

Microcontroller Specs 

The Zubi Flyer is the bomb dot com for makers: 5 PWM pins, 12 DIOs as well as hardware serial connections Rx and Tx. Running at 16MHz and 5V. The onboard switch-mode boost regulator is designed to operate on 3 Volts.  Power can be supplied from a 3 Volt CR123A battery or from a USB cable that provides regulated +5 Volts DC to the board. Do not run any power exceeding 5 Volts as the regulator cannot handle step-down voltage.

System Requirements

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