LINKKI is a construction kit and STEAM learning tool for kinetic/robotic design. Its simple, modular and gender-neutral design lowers the entrance barrier to STEM learning and allows users to play and learn seamlessly across art and technology. The LINKKI Classroom Kit is a bundle kit that is specifically designed for classroom use with storage solutions and instructions.
LINKKI, a kinetic construction kit
What if we could design mechanical movements just as simply as drawing on paper? LINKKI was born in response to this question as a tool for designing movements. With LINKKI, you can build movements without too much hassle but with minimum guidance. Connecting two bars with a set of assembly clips makes a basic unit of linkage, from which you can expand as far as to a very complex mechanism.
STEAM learning tool inspired by Bauhaus
LINKKI is a construction kit and STEAM learning tool for kinetic/robotic design. Its simple, modular and gender-neutral design lowers the entrance barrier to STEM learning and allows users to play and learn seamlessly across art and technology.
Project rather than a product
LINKKI is not only a product but a multifaceted art and research project with which a number of workshops and art exhibitions have been organized and various activities have been developed.
Designed in Finland by a Korean designer and tested out globally
LINKKI's first prototype was designed by a Korean artist and designer, Eun Young Park, in 2015 when she was based in Finland. Since then, LINKKI has been played by hundreds of users and has been tested out in Finnish schools and libraries as well as in museums and events abroad, to name a few, the Exploratorium(US), Heureka, the Finnish Science Center (FI), and Asia Culture Center(KOR). Thus, LINKKI's design has been improved and refined over years of experience and research.
Product designer and art director: Eun Young Park
Package and graphic design: Won Ho Jang
Design assistant: Jee Youn Kim
LINKKI project is supported by KISED(Korea Institute of Startup & Entrepreneurship Development) and Geonggi Content Agency
Research and development was supported by Hyundai Motors' Zer01ne Creator Program, Finnish Cultural Foundation and Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture.