The World's First 3D Pixel Art Sticker
STiKidotz™ are customizable, re-stickable, brightly colored 3D art pixel stickers that you can design and redesign yourself. The sticker's base is made from soft silicone, a material that is flexible and bendy and can be cut into any shape. The designs are created on the sticker’s base using colorful dotzPIXELS™. These small pieces come in a 4x4 perforated dotzBLOK™ that can be easily separated into the dotzPIXELS™ that precisely fit on the sticker.
Each sticker base is backed by a non-toxic adhesive, specially formulated to allow you to stick your design on any smooth surface. It can be removed and repositioned without leaving any residue behind. The sticker can be used on walls, windows, lockers, car bumpers, refrigerators, photo frames, signage, cabinets, mirrors, bath tub, tiles and more. The stickers can also be used outdoors regardless of rain or shine.
NO IRONING OR WATER REQUIRED!
The stickers are currently available in 8 colors and the dotzBLOK™ come in 12 colors. (More colors will be available in the near future)
STiKidotz is patent pending and proudly assembled in the USA
And they won’t hurt your feet if you step on them!
We have already completed a great deal of brainstorming to make this a fun, safe, useful and inventive product. Because of my startup experience, I know how to use my contacts and expertise to build a successful business. Through research, as well as trial and error, we discovered that silicone is the best material as it is flexible, colorful, fun, food-safe, and easy to use. We are already in the process of creating prototypes and have learned and consulted about the safety requirements for toy standards, as safety is extremely important to us.
For our future plan, and the ones that funding will be used for are:
- Color and material safety testing for the silicone
- Production-ready prototypes
- Silicone molds
I am CK Tan and, along with my 16 year-old daughter Yannie Tan, have set out to invent STiKidotz™ by putting two ideas together to solve a single problem.
I am an IT professional who runs my own company specializing in video and graphic technology. I have been in the business field for over 20 years. Yannie describes herself as a fervent and curious experimenter for design technology and products. As a young inventor, her design classes have inspired not only me, but many people to generate more innovative and enhanced solutions for our product.
I have always had a passion for 8 bit graphics and pixel art since I designed my first pixel art program in high school. When I turned 50, I found myself reflecting on my life and looking back at my young adulthood with nostalgia. I made the decision to follow up on the passion I had started 30 years earlier. I started playing around with the idea of creating a hands-on pixel art toy. Always fascinated with 3D art and pixel graphics, I wanted to find a creative, innovative and fun way to make a pixel art product that all ages would love and enjoy, and that families could get a thrill out of together.
The idea for STiKidotz™ – a 3D pixel art sticker - stemmed from Yannie, as she told me she loved the idea of generating DIY decals. She thought that many decals were just two-dimensional and weren't as fun. Thus, we came up with the STiKidotz™ to allow clients to customize their daily life items. We wanted something that could be removed and repositioned many times, could be designed and redesigned, and was safe, non toxic and wouldn’t leave a residue.
What We Hope
While technology is a useful and necessary part of all our lives, we look at STiKitdotz™ as a way to create a family bonding experience outside of a digital environment. Products like Minecraft show that there is an appeal to creating and designing a pixel art world, and we hope to find a way to use that interest to drive people away from “devices” to create and build with family and friends IRL (in real life). Something else that we are discovering in the process of sharing our ideas with family and friends, as well as strangers, is the educational potential that STiKidotz™ has. It is a fun and engaging way to practice fine motor, design, graphing, visual spatial, and creative world building skills. We think STiKitdotz™ would have great success in the classroom and hope to see them used as part of a STEAM-related curriculum.