I really enjoyed this pitch and the prod…

I really enjoyed this pitch and the product that it was trying to market. The creators of Hackaball identify the ‘Pain Point’ and ‘Solution’ by demonstrating how durable their product can be. The marketers also highlight its ability to make noises, change color and be programed through block coding. This is like many of it’s counterparts such as Sphero and Dash Robot. Unlike it’s counterparts, however, Hackaball is actually meant to be thrown and dropped. From a teaching standpoint I think it would be very interesting to introduce a product, like this, into a school as it has the potential to be used in ‘specialist’ classes such as Physical Education or Dramatic Arts. Areas in which ICT may be more difficult to integrate. Now would I invest capital in this product? The creators of Hackaball do not mention, in their pitch or on the Kickstarter webpage, any details in regards financial promises. This, combined with the possibility of this technology being duplicated by competition would make me hesitant to invest heavily in the company. That being said, I could certainly see myself preordering the product and encouraging my school to invest in a number of them. Hackaball’s uniqueness is certainly it’s top selling point.