Tradition meets modernity
Car racing tracks, also known as slot car tracks, have delighted, fascinated and inspired generations of children and adults since their creation in the 1950s. The first car racing tracks were still operated by a clockwork. There are now countless variants with a focus on various aspects of track construction and driving. But there has never been anything like Qbitoy.
Qbitoy is in the tradition of the first car racing tracks, because here too the vehicle is inserted into the track slot and then drives along the specified track. However, the relationship to the models that appear to be antique in comparison ends at this point.
Completely new: the route
At Qbitoy, you determine what your route looks like and where it goes. Magnetic cubes are available to build the track, with a track section on each side. This can be a straight line, an intersection or a curve. The magnets in the cubes make assembly quick and easy.
Simply let the cubes click together and the section is ready. You can even install ramp parts to drive your vehicle up high. Or you leave a gap between the ramp and the track and try to let your car do a daring jump stunt.
Without remote control: the car
What would a highway be without a vehicle driving on it? The Qbitoy car is special in that it only has to be pulled up and then drives by itself. Just press the rear wheels on the ground and pull the car back. Then push it forward and it starts moving. Depending on how much pressure you exert when pulling up, the car will drive slower or faster.
For beginners and advanced
Qbitoy can be used by children from the age of 3. But older children from 4 to 94 (and beyond) can also enjoy Qbitoy. Because the modularity on which the track construction is based offers new challenges for every level of experience. Beginners are best off with just a few blocks to get a feel for the routes and the vehicle. But once you have collected a larger number of blocks, you will see how many design options Qbitoy can offer.
The Mission Challenge Cards included in every Qbitoy set also offer challenges for beginners and advanced users. Of course, experts do not need any suggestions.
Challenge and interaction
Qbitoy has two pedagogical goals: to awaken creativity in the player and thereby encourage the player to interact with others.
Implementing your own route design is an activity that stimulates motor skills in addition to cognitive skills when thinking, trying and testing. A child who plays with Qbitoy also learns the properties of a cube and the basics of magnetism in a fun way.
Anyone who has built their own route can rightly be proud of their performance. So it makes sense that you want to share your work, be it with friends, or show the route to parents. This offers many opportunities for interaction between children or between parents and children. The designs can be discussed and tested, changed and improved until you can be proud of a joint performance in the end.