Tag Archives: Learning

Specdrums Put Music Creation At Your Fingertips, Turning Colors Into Sound

Taking notes and creating art have gone digital. Even creating music has gone digital which, obviously, is not everyone’s cuppa due to the lack tactile touch. If you like to tinker with music and absolutely embrace the lack of tactile sense, well then, we think Specdrums will be right up your alley. Specdrums go by the understanding that some musically-inclined folks love creating music by tapping on everyday objects, including your thighs, furniture and whatnot. Continue reading Specdrums Put Music Creation At Your Fingertips, Turning Colors Into Sound

John Heisz Shows You The Power Of Paper Like You Never Seen Before

Everyone has paper cut on your digits at some point in life and so we do know that paper can hurt, albeit quiet superficially and certainly won’t warrant major medical attention. However, this particular video uploaded by YouTuber John Heisz AKA I Build It will let you see the power of paper in a whole new perspective. The video, entitled Can Paper Cut Wood?, John cuts a piece paper into a saw mill blade size and mounted it on a table saw mill. He then proceed to put it through the paces, first by slicing a piece of paper and a product packaging. Continue reading John Heisz Shows You The Power Of Paper Like You Never Seen Before

With Mogees Play, Even Watermelons Can Be Your Musical Instrument

If music is in your veins, then we are guessing you will feel the need to make music out of anything and creating music out of anything is exactly Mogees Play offers. All you need is your smartphone, the app and the soda-cap size sensor and you are all set to create music out of virtuallyanything you think of and yes, as titled, even watermelons. When adhere to an object, Mogees Play pulls data like impact strength, speed, timbre and length as you touch or hit the object and with the help of the respective apps, it can translate those metrics into actions, or in the case of music, sounds which you can hear in real-time from your smart device. Continue reading With Mogees Play, Even Watermelons Can Be Your Musical Instrument

A Short But Interesting Story Of The Origin Of The Power Button Symbol

When you are using electronic gadgets, did it ever occur to you how the power button symbol came about? It is safe to say we are accustomed to the familiar ‘broken circle and vertical stroke’ symbol and we’d forgive ourselves for taking it for granted. However, like most things in life, this humble symbol has a short but no less interesting story. If you look closely, the “broken circle and vertical stroke” symbol is actually a combination of ‘0’ and ‘1’, the binary number system that represents off and on states. Prior to using 0 and 1, which was sometime around WWII, power control switches are labelled ‘On’ and ‘Off’, but as time goes by, engineers began to devise a simpler labelling that would transcend language barriers and hence, the universally recognized 0 and 1 was chosen to represent ‘on’ and ‘off’, which was used on toggle switches (see below). Continue reading A Short But Interesting Story Of The Origin Of The Power Button Symbol

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

Lockpick School in a Box Lets You Learn Lock Picking at Your Own Pace

Nobody likes to be locked out of their own home but if the unfortunate happens, getting back in is just a phone call away, which could mean calling your local locksmith or whoever has the spare to your home, or you can prepare yourself by picking up the lock picking skill with Lockpick School in a Box. But if you do ever master the skill, don’t ever be drawn by the dark side to do anything other than picking your own property’s locks. We are serious and so is B & E which sometimes may constitutes to a felony and you don’t want that to be upon you. Think you get the idea. Anywho, Lockpick School in a Box is a learning tool specifically crafted to assist you in developing the skills needed to master pin-tumbler lock picking. The set consists of a mockup part of a door or sort that has a cutout to accept one of five lock cylinders provided. Continue reading Lockpick School in a Box Lets You Learn Lock Picking at Your Own Pace

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

Toy “R” Us Tabeo Tablet

Tabeo Tablet by Toy "R" Us with bundled bumper
Tabeo Tablet by Toy “R” Us | US$149.99 | tabeo.com

can’t get your kids’ hands off your iPad or Android tablets? well, then perhaps it is time to let them have their own tablets but of course, not the real, real tablet but one that’s tailored specifically for your young ones, such as this upcoming made-for-kids tablet from Toy “R” Us dubbed as the Tabeo. this $149.99 is slated to be available next month and sports a 7-inch multitouch display with 800 x 480 resolution and is preloaded with 50 free kid-friendly apps that covers your child’s need for gaming, education, entertainment, as well as reading. Continue reading Toy “R” Us Tabeo Tablet

I DRAW COMICS Sketchbook & Reference Guide

I DRAW COMICS Sketchbook & Reference Guide
I DRAW COMICS Sketchbook & Reference Guide | from US$25.00 | idrawcomics.net

it’s no secret amongst those who know me that i am very much in love with drawing but getting into comics is never really my forte. not even a wee bit. i guess i have past my prime for a career in comics development anyway – though i would have taken the dive into it if back in the days where i was at the career crossroad, there was instructional guides such as the I DRAW COMICS Sketchbook & Reference Guide. however, good news for those who are still in your prime and are still sharpening your skills to be in this elite league, this little black book could give you the much needed boost in shortening the learning curve. Continue reading I DRAW COMICS Sketchbook & Reference Guide

eVivo! Baby Shrimp Ecosystem

eVivo Baby Shrimp Ecosystem
(photos: Globus International) eVivo! Baby Shrimp Ecosystem | US$40.00 | www.evivo.it

having a dog or cat as pets is nothing out of the ordinary and the same applies even for ornamental fishes. so if you are looking for pets that’s extraordinary, does not beg for your attention and will flourish on its own just like it would in its natural habitat, the eVivo is what you need. it is a complete ecosystem that takes up a tiny footprint, pretty to look at and a perfect tool for getting your young ones started with the science of life, well, at least on the basics. oh, as for the pets, we are talking about shrimps. yeah. that’s right – shrimps. how many times did you hear someone talking about pet shrimps? Continue reading eVivo! Baby Shrimp Ecosystem