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  • The LittleBits Code Kit is an easy way to play (and learn) with Arduino

    The LittleBits Code Kit is an easy way to play (and learn) with Arduino

    I’m not a fan of educational toys. They’re usually either too educational or too toy-like and, in the end, kids get little education and little fun. The Code Kit from LittleBits has changed my mind. The Code Kit is very specifically targeted at classroom learning for grades 3-8 and costs $299. Why? Because it’s a bit more robust than the other coding kit LittleBits offers.
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  • Toymakers are the early adopters pushing AR into the mainstream Crunch Network

    Toymakers are the early adopters pushing AR into the mainstream

    One indicator of how the market is apparently more comfortable with AR than it is with its immersive sibling, VR, is that one of its earliest adopters are toymakers. Read More

  • Ziro is a nifty hand-controlled robotics kit for kids

    Ziro is a nifty hand-controlled robotics kit for kids

    Meet Ziro, a robotics kit that lets you build all sorts of vehicles using a few motors, a smartphone, a glove and your imagination. Ziro’s default kit comes with four wireless motors and enough pieces to build a small car. You can now back this project on Indiegogo. I’ve talked with ZeroUI, the company behind Ziro a few weeks ago. Their prototype was already working Read More

  • If Apple Made A Cat Toy, It Would Be This One

    If Apple Made A Cat Toy, It Would Be This One

    Amazing design isn’t just for us humans. What about the cats who want a toy to play with like the new pretty iPhone? Nobody is really trying to make a cat’s playtime as enjoyable as possible. WHERE IS THE CAT TOY DISRUPTION? Read More

  • Baby Bidou mp3 player. You know, for kids

    I always say that you’re never too young to start with your first gadget. This is an example of that theory, taken maybe a little more serious then I would normally consider reasonable. How old do you need to be to have your first MP3 player? Read More

  • New Japanese toy: Endless chocolate bar breaker

    Do you like the feeling you get when you break a chocolate bar in half? Do you want to experience that feeling over and over for some reason? Then you’re in the target group for a new Japanese toy called Mugen Chokoreeto [JP], which (kind of) translates back to “Endless Chocolate Bar”. It’s the brainchild of major Japanese toymaker Bandai. It’s essentially a mini… Read More

  • Very cool RC toy: "Mission Carrier SWAT truck" with helicopter (video)

    Just yesterday we featured Bandai’s cool remote-controlled heli-robot Sky Armor, and now the same company (its subsidiary CCP, to be exact) announced the Mission Carrier SWAT [JP], a combination of a truck and helicopter. And this toy is even better than Sky Armor. The cool thing about the SWAT truck is the sound and the elevating deck: Push a button on the remote to make the panels in… Read More

  • Sky Armor: Bandai's cool heli-robot toy (video)

    This is a pretty cool RC toy from Japan. Bandai has announced the Sky Armor, a remote-controlled robot that can fly around using not one but two propellers. The robot stands 17cm tall and weighs 21g. One battery charge (30 minutes) is enough to play with it for 4 minutes. Read More