Imagine toys that talk to each other? Pretty cool, right? Like Toy Story. Now imagine kids can customize these toys to create new characters that will also interact, too. That’s what Issac Davenport is creating through his company, Toys2Life.
What is your earliest memory of being a maker?
Making furniture from scrap lumber at the age of four so my cousin and I could decorate our fort.
What do you like most about being a maker?
Making is always what I wanted to do, it is why I became an engineer.
What’s your big, audacious goal?
I want to create an entertainment experience that rivals television, video games, and playing with toys by combining the best of each element.
What do you want to accomplish in the next one to two years?
To get a minimum viable product into the hands 500 customers.
What are your biggest challenges in this venture?
Creating this product requires a broad range of expertise; disciplines that are beyond my own training and knowledge base. To meet this challenge I have been tapping into the student populace at CU for help with, writing, voice acting, dialog editing, firmware, hardware, software, linguistics, and STEM education.
What is one thing about you that would surprise people?
I dropped out of high school.
Isaac will be making toys come to life at the 2017 Denver Maker Faire @ the Mart. For more information and tickets, go to denver.makerfaire.com/faq/