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LEGO Boost Is Like The Mindstorms Kit For Pre-teen Kids

What you see here is the LEGO Boost 17101 Robotics System, a newly introduced learning toy set from the Danish toy maker that sits between the simplicity of regular LEGO and LEGO Technics sets, and the complexity offered by LEGO Mindstorm kits. Targeted at pre-teens, LEGO Boost lets kids put together a range of interactive toys, such a robot you see pictured above, using a mix of 3 sensing bricks called Boost bricks and aplenty of other LEGO elements (843 pieces, to be exact). Like Mindstorms, the fun and learning does not end when the construction is complete. Continue reading LEGO Boost Is Like The Mindstorms Kit For Pre-teen Kids

SpaceVR Wants Everyone To Become A Virtual Astronaut With Overview One

There’s really nothing for you in space. That pitch black space has no adorable Pokémon monsters to catch and I am pretty sure Game of Thrones is not a hit in the vacuum environment either, but still, most kids are enthralled by the mysterious space and have, at some point in time, hoped to become an astronaut someday. Unfortunately, that some day may never come, at least it did not for me. I, like many kids, had once wished to be an astronaut, but obviously, it did not happen. But thanks to SpaceVR, we could all become astronauts too, albeit virtually, and appreciate the ball of life from the thermosphere, some 250 miles from Earth. Continue reading SpaceVR Wants Everyone To Become A Virtual Astronaut With Overview One

Bose Introduces BOSEbuild For Kids To Build Their Own Bose Speaker

Bose is expanding its horizontal to include children. It now wants to educate the young ones about the birds and the bees of… speakers and it wants to do so by selling you the BOSEbuild Built-It-Yourself Speaker for Kids. To anyone who knows their Marketing 101, you know exactly where’s Bose is heading with BOSEbuild. It is the first of the DIY kit is a cube speaker that lets kids put together a Bluetooth speaker, after which they can personalize the fruit of their labor with colors and covers. It promised to be easy to build and comes with the necessary instructions which Bose described as “involve discovery and education – from how a simple magnet and coil make sound, to how a speaker reproduces music.” In other words, kids will not only build, but also kind of know the theory behind the build, which could be good source education outside of school. Continue reading Bose Introduces BOSEbuild For Kids To Build Their Own Bose Speaker

This Mobile App Will Empower You With X-Ray Vision To See Your Guts

One ad that often popped up in those old comic books was probably the X-ray vision glasses that promised to empower you with x-ray vision, like Superman. The truth is, X-ray vision glasses are not real and even it was real, you will need to a doctor or radiologist to actually know what you are seeing. They are not called x-ray for nothing. But that was then. Today one London-based startup is making x-ray vision a reality for everyone and the best part is, it will be in glorious 3D and color. So, you don’t need to be radiologist to know what you are seeing. Continue reading This Mobile App Will Empower You With X-Ray Vision To See Your Guts

VTech Launches Learning Game System for Preschoolers For $69.99

Today’s game consoles are never designed for kids age 12 or below. However cute the games are, they are often designed around more ‘mature’ themes and consists of game play that’s not suited for the very young. So, if you want your kids to have some fun while being educated, you need a kid-centric game console such as the VTech InnoTV Educational Gaming System. From the get go, you know it is geared towards the little ones. The curved theme design and bright colors on both the cube console and controller will surely beckon kids to play with it. Continue reading VTech Launches Learning Game System for Preschoolers For $69.99

Cubit Makes Creating Electronics Project Super Easy with Zero Coding and No Soldering

Automatically turning on a conventional fan when the heat is up requires some form of automation, which you can do so with the available smart home system in the market. But why not do that and many other electronic projects which you may have in your mind, yourself? I know right. The coding just sting your brain and not to mention the eye-straining soldering you have to endure just to get it to work proper. This is where Cubit wants to fill in. It wants you to create, be a maker of things, without knowing a single line of code or even know how to handle a soldering iron. Sounds like an impossibility? Well, it is not. In fact, Cubit is not alone. There are others, but so far, Cubit appears to be the easiest and most straight to point maker tool. Continue reading Cubit Makes Creating Electronics Project Super Easy with Zero Coding and No Soldering

You Can Teach Your Dog to do Video Calls (and Among Other Things) with Makey Makey GO

Invention is really not Cade Yeager’s forte and if he so insist like he did in the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction, think he could use a little help from Makey Makey GO. It won’t help pay the bills, but at least he will get the satisfaction of inventing something and not failing. Just saying… So what the heck is Makey Makey GO? It is the world’s first on-the-go invention kit which, for 19 bucks, you get a USB stick and an alligator clip, that will let you turn almost anything into a button. Yes. BUTTON. With Makey Makey GO, even a banana could be a spacebar and anything could be made to produce sound. Basically what it can do is pretty much limited by your creativity. Continue reading You Can Teach Your Dog to do Video Calls (and Among Other Things) with Makey Makey GO

Codie: A Toy Robot That Teaches Your Kid The Fundamentals of Coding without Touching the Keyboard

Programming, or now better known as coding, isn’t the easiest of things to pick up. Students have to possess the right mindset, i.e. imagination, to begin with and obviously, not everyone can visualize what a string of command would do. I remember when I first started learning BASIC on those old Windows machines, I was kind of at the deep end of the pool and struggled, I did. Anyways, kids these days are luckier, because there are purposeful learning resources such as Codie Toy Robot you see here that will get them started and perhaps, help to set their fundamental right from the start. Coding requires imagination. You imagine what the result would be, you go about coding it based on whatever syntaxes of the platform you are using, but before you can even get there, it is the imagination that’s the real hurdle. This where we think Codie will excel. Continue reading Codie: A Toy Robot That Teaches Your Kid The Fundamentals of Coding without Touching the Keyboard

Car Service Station Playset Lets Your Kids Experience The Process Of Servicing A Real Car

rather than let your kids grow up with violence-intended action figures, why not let them learning, or at least experience, something more wholesome like servicing a car, for example? well, if you are all up for it, then the Theo Klein Car Service Station is exactly the toy to get for your kids. featuring a front end of a car (aka half-cut in the real automotive world) complete with a dash and steering wheel, ignition, front wheels and a motor under the hood (or in this case, protruding out of the hood), the Theo Klein Car Service Station or as Hammacher likes to call it, The Car Lover’s Engine Repair Set, lets junior muck around the engine with activities like change oil and air filter, remove spark plugs, remove cowling and various nuts and bolts, and even checking the dipstick for oil levels. basically, nearly everything a real car technician would perform during a standard servicing routine – right down to firing up the car to appreciate the fruit of the labor. Continue reading Car Service Station Playset Lets Your Kids Experience The Process Of Servicing A Real Car

You Can Be An Electrifying Maestro With This Miniature Tesla Kit

if you are into all things electric, we bet you will be thrilled to be experimenting on faraday’s cage. what? too basic? how about building yourself a Tesla coil then? you know? the almost magical electrical invention that is essentially a resonant transformer that builds up extremely high voltages using AC electricity at high frequency, which can then be coaxed into making music and creating awesome spectacle? yup, that’s the one and it would be the similar to those you have seen it in documentaries and movies like the The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. if the notion of experimenting with electricity tickles your senses, then the tinyTesla Kit is just the ‘toy’ for you. available through Kickstarter for $149 and up, the tinyTesla Kit is a product of oneTesla, an organization committed to make engineering education challenging and fun. Continue reading You Can Be An Electrifying Maestro With This Miniature Tesla Kit