Award-winning Buckingham Boy robot launches at Currys PC World
A nine-year-old boy from Buckingham will see the award-winning robot he designed launch in Currys PC World on Saturday, July 10.
Finlay Oakes’ award-winning tech robot design, LowKey, inspired by his’ low-key ‘approach to housework, will arrive at the Milton Keynes boutique as part of a nationwide store rollout to celebrate the range of tech products available from the retailer.
Lowkey will appear on printed pop-up booths and be incorporated into games for the launch event.
Customers can join two days of in-store celebrations and participate in a Where’s the Secret? »Contest, open to all ages, to spot the robot-tech in a specially created visual game. Free giveaways are available for customers visiting the event, and five £ 100 Currys PC World gift cards are up for grabs for those with an eagle eye that spots Lowkey among a crowded image.
Finlay’s Lowkey invention was chosen from 870 creative entries for the electric retailer’s Do the Robot competition in March. Inspired to keep kids 13 and under busy during school closings, the competition saw design submissions in various styles and sizes, including pencils and paper, cardboard boxes, toilet rolls and computer-designed technological robots.
Lowkey features a fridge-freezer body that can deliver unlimited amounts of ice cream, a soundbar mouth to play everyone’s favorite music, and iPad eyes to keep the family entertained. The tech body also includes an Amazon Alexa brain, two Nintendo foot switches, one arm is a whip and the other is a game controller. Lowkey’s detachable cape can transform into a movie projection screen and, at the At the end of the day, Lowkey’s body can transform into a gaming chair.
Twyford CofE School student Finlay said: “I am so excited to see Lowkey come to life and visit him.
“When I found out that I had won the Currys PC World competition, I was in shock and so happy.
“I had so much fun designing my tech robot when I wasn’t in school and now I can’t wait to go to my local store and be the first to see Lowkey.”
Dean Kramer, Director of Consumer Electronics at Currys PC World, said: “It’s fantastic to see the winning ‘Do the Robot’ design come to life and launch Lowkey at our store in Milton Keynes, closest to home. of our winner.
“Lowkey is showcasing the incredible array of kids’ tech we have and we’re happy to welcome it to the Currys PC World family.
“We didn’t want the fun competition to end which is why we created the exclusive two-day in-store event, especially for the people of Buckinghamshire to try and get their hands on more technology and prizes. . ”
The event heralds the arrival of Curry PC World’s new Kids Tech and Baby Care lines online and in stores nationwide, starting in July.