I'm not certain if there is a word for these educational building kits, but they usual follow this particular mold of having different pieces, a big brick that serves as a CPU, and a lot of programming. I have talked about LEGO MINDSTORMS and Jimu Robots, and I have written books about them. It was at CES last January where I discovered Pai Technology and their Botzees, and I … [Read more...] about Botzees from Pai Technology
Okay, we are going to conclude our E-Blox trilogy with a review of this Circuit Blox Review. Granted, my review of the Power Blox and Story Blox was combined into one, but the Circuit Blox review is worth one review. The Circuit Blox is kind of a mix of two educational toys: LEGO and circuit boards. I'm not certain how educational building blocks are, but I'm hoping that … [Read more...] about Our E-Blox Circuit Blox Review
We're going to do two for the price of one on this particular review, as these two products are very similar. That is, there are some blox, and they both contain a power pack that lights up some blocks. Also, they are compatible with LEGO (I tested it out in case you were curious). E-Blox Power Blox Review The set that I got here was rather interesting, and it … [Read more...] about The E-Blox Power Blox and Story Blox Review
This generation has created a whole new type of superstar/celebrity with the DJ. I have to admit that I admire them with their ability to make music something truly awesome with often just "two tables and a microphone". A company known as Playtime Engineering has created a very intelligent children's toy with the Blipblox Toy Synthesizer. I really had no idea what to … [Read more...] about Blipblox Toy Synthesizer Review
This year, we got to review a cool robotic toy for kids. Cubelets is a product by Modular Robotics that allows kids as young as 4 explore and create. The kit we reviewed back in April was the Twelve Kit. This one is the more basic Discovery Set. What you get in the Cubelets Discovery Set This kit is composed of 5 robotic cubes that have different functions you can put … [Read more...] about Our Review of Modular Robotics Cubelets Discovery Set
This is a fun Christmas gift for the hobbyist in your life. The PowerUP 3.0 kit will allow you to take paper airplanes to a whole new level! This project started out on KickStarter several years ago. The inventor is a pilot. It was originally iPhone only, which is limiting for some people, but now there is an app for Android. Some Android users report having issues with … [Read more...] about PowerUP 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane
I have to admit, when I received the Cubelets to review, I couldn't help but compare it to the Makerblock Neuron Inventor Kit that I just reviewed. Is it coming to the point where I'm reviewing a STEM product every week? If so, I'm cool with it. So, let's talk Cubelets. I don't think I could have done this review if it wasn't for my son, because he was really into them. … [Read more...] about A Review of Cublets Robot Blocks Twelve Kit from Modular Robotics
In case you are wondering, this is a sequel review to our review of the Buzzbot and Muttbot. This is the same robot building kit from Jimu Robot from UBTECH, and you can read my review of that at the link, as well as my comparison to Lego. The Tankbot is one of those robot kits where I am surprised that all the pieces that are in the kit are used, with only a few … [Read more...] about Our Review of the Jimu Robot Tankbot from UBTECH
As someone who has written a book about Lego Technic and Lego Mindstorms, I was very pleased to review the Jimu Robot Buzzbot and MuttBot Kit from UBTECH. There is going to be a lot of comparison made to Lego, but please keep in mind that the Jimu Robot kits are definitely their own thing. It's like those people who think that Star Trek and Babylon 5 are the same, when they … [Read more...] about Our Review of the Jimu Robot BuzzBot and MuttBot Kit from UBTECH
It seems like I am filled to the brim with reviewing educational toys, and this one is the Bluebee Pals. Before I get to the review, I would like to thank whoever sent it to me, because it came to my door without any warning. So here is our review of Leo the Lion. I suppose that the best way that I can describe our Leo the Lion is just compare him to Teddy Ruxpin. Yeah, … [Read more...] about BlueBee Pals Leo the Lion, a Talking Educational Learning Tool
You might be familiar with Boogie Board as they make these eWriters. They are not the eReaders like a Kindle, but something that you can write on electronically. While it may not be the Sync that allows you to save something, the Scribble n Play is definitely made for a younger audience. You should be able to write or draw on the Scribble n Play with anything like your … [Read more...] about The Scribble n’ Play from Boogie Board
Okay, I am stealing from The Incredibles with that headline, and it is the best and most obvious headline for this particular product. The Super Suit looks like something like a cross between Tron, Iron Man, and whatever other property that Disney owes. The SuperSuit is something that isn't just out yet, but it is one heck of a playing uniform. It is made for adults and … [Read more...] about Honey, Where is my Super Suit?
Well, I mentioned in my review of the Wacom Bamboo Spark how it is really necessary for us to really just draw things out, and sometimes the digital easel actually makes this more difficult. I once talked about the Boogie Board Play n Trace at its initial release, but it is that for kids, but less technical. This is from Boogie Board, the same company that made the Sync … [Read more...] about Our Review of the Boogie Board Play n’ Trace
I don't know if you have heard of a pen known as the 3Doodler, but it is a 3D drawing pen. I have been trying for about two years to obtain a review unit of this product, but they did not respond to me. Today, I got a chance to try out the AtmosFlare, and I'm going to recommend it and not the 3Doodler out of spite alone. Okay, that was probably going too far, but I'm … [Read more...] about Our Review of the AtmosFlare 3D Drawing Pen
So, do you have a VTech product? A lot of people do. They certainly make a lot of technology for kids. I probably have a few VTech products in my house. Sadly, it sounds like the Hong Kong company has been hacked. In fact, the personal information of about 5 million of its customers and their children may have been stolen by hackers. So far, this database includes the … [Read more...] about VTech has been hacked, like Five Million times!