While the WaterColor Bot is an interesti…

While the WaterColor Bot is an interesting and unique product, I have to say that I would NOT invest in this venture as an EVA. The main reason is the marketability and pain point: a) this product seems catered for home-use rather than the broader market of educational facilities (e.g., schools, camps) and b) the market gap/ problem is not present. The origin of the WaterColor Bot was based off the creator’s own need to build a robot to enter in a competition; it was never really intended to address a particular need or gap in the market. As for its use in STEM education, I am doubtful as to how much direct STEM learning a child would get out of this tool if their main goal is to draw pictures. There is little manipulation and creativity involved in the actual construction and use of the robot – once it is put together, it will paint whatever image is inputted into its program on the computer. The child no longer needs to consider other variables, and most creativity is less about the engineering and design of the robot and more artistic endeavour. The other factors in their pitch, such as the product’s differentiation and the manufacturer’s competency, cannot sway me into investing in a product that seems more like a novelty than an educational tool.