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Modern Building Blocks are Safe, Fun, and Teach Kids how Different Robots Work!

March 5, 2014 Leave a comment

20 Cubelet Standard Kit by Modular Robotics

  • Individual Cubelets snap together to make a variety of different robots
  • Build robots that respond to light, objects, temperature and drive around
  • Expandable system – add more Cubelets for a larger variety of robot options
  • No wiring or programming required, just connect and play
  • Fun introductory to robotics for all ages
  • Battery charger included

Playing with blocks just got a little more educational – These Modular Robotics Cubelets let you build and play with various types of robots while learning how they work! Fascinated by robots? Now you can learn about how they work while simply having fun playing with this set of 20 various Action, Sense and Think Cubelet robotic blocks. The 20 Cubelet Standard Kit cb-kt-20standard by Modular Robotics consists of 20 individual robotic blocks that each has a built-in tiny computer which allows it to perform a specific function. On their own each Cubelet is simply a magnetic block but start snapping the different Cubelets together and they’ll begin communicating with one-another to perform their specialized robotic actions. For example, a Brightness Cubelet and a Speaker Cubelet on their own will not do anything but connect the two together and as the ambient light gets brighter the Brightness Cubelet will tell the Speaker Cubelet to get louder. The Standard Kit will allow you expand your imagination when it comes to the creative possibilities available with the included Cubelets. There’s no wiring and no programming involved either, just snap together and play.

This Standard Kit is consists of 20 total Cubelets, six Action, five Sense and nine Think. The system can be expanded further to allow for the creation of more intricate robots or to just simply have additional pieces lying around to play with. Children and adults alike will have fun for hours experimenting with all the robotic possibilities and watching their creations come to life right in front of them. Additionally the Standrard Kit includes a battery charger so the Battery Cubelet can be recharged after each session. Read More

Modern Piggy Bank Tracks Savings and Offers a Built-In Security Alert Feature

January 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Wink Porkfolio Smart Piggy Bank, Black

  • Track your balance and set goals through app on smart device
  • Nose lights up each time a coin is added
  • Built-in accelerometer alerts you if bank is moved to prevent theft
  • Stores up to $100 in quarters
  • Compatible with Android and iOS smartphones and tablets

Track and save your hard earned money with the Porkfolio Piggy Bank! This modern piggy bank along with the integrated app make it fun and easy to save money and track your saving progress! A built in security feature will even send you an alert if it has been moved! From Quirky and GE comes the Wink Porkfolio Smart Piggy Bank that is guaranteed to make saving money fun for children and adults. The Porkfolio connects to your home network via Wi-Fi and to your Android or iOS smart device through the Wink app to let you set savings goals and then track your savings in real-time after each added coin. This intelligent piggy bank recognizes each coin put into its belly so that it can accurately tally up your change to provide you with the balance digitally rather than having to empty it all out to count manually. The Porkfolio Smart Piggy Bank is great for adults but perfect for children as it makes saving change fun when its nose lights up after each added coin and educational thanks to its simple-to-use app that allows a child to visually see their savings grow. It can hold up to $100 in quarters and because we’ve all been a victim of some missing change from our piggy bank or coin jar at some point in our lives the Porkfolio comes with an accelerometer. The built-in accelerometer is designed to protect the change in the Porkfolio’s belly because it will instantly alert you with a notification on your smart device any time it is moved. The Wink Porkfolio is powered by 2 AA batteries (included). Also available in White! Read More

Record Aerial HD Videos with a Quadricopter Controlled by Your Smartphone or Tablet

January 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadricopter with HD Camera, Sand

  • Built-in 720p HD camera for streaming video to smartphone or tablet
  • Take-off, land, hover and flip all with a single touch of your controller screen
  • Free controller app available for iOS and Android devices
  • Save and share your flight data with the AR.Done community
  • Absolute control offers varying levels of difficulty
  • 12 minute battery lifespan
  • Controllable from up to 165 feet away

Create your own aerial videos with a smartphone or tablet controlled Parrot Drone Quadricopter! Fly, flip, hover, and record HD videos all with the touch of your smartphone or tablet control screen! Here to push the limits of the hobbyist RC experience is the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadricopter with HD Camera. The AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition is loaded with a number of features starting with smartphone and tablet control from iOS and Android devices. During flight, a built-in 720p HD camera streams video directly to your device at 30fps and provides the option of video recording or capturing JPEG photos. Videos and images taken from the quadricopter can be shared directly from the piloting interface to such places as YouTube or Picasa. The HD camera has a 92° wide angle lens which gives AR.Drone pilots as much visibility and peripheral vision on the screen of their device as possible while flying. As advanced as the AR.Drone is, it’s designed to be used by RC pilots of all skill levels. Its new Absolute Control mode allows users to switch between flight difficultly settings ranging from beginner to expert, helping to ensure AR.Drone pilots of all skill levels will have a fun time flying. Users can control the AR.Drone 2.0 from up to 165 feet away and with a fully charged lithium polymer battery it will provide 12 minutes of flight time. Read More

A Trike for Two

September 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Children's Factory CF930-534 Locomotion Taxi Tricycle, Red/Black

  • Helps develop child’s gross motor skills
  • Handlebar height is 24.5 inches
  • Seat height is 13.75 inches
  • 2 seats for twice the fun
  • Fun, exercise and skill development all rolled into one

The Locomotion Taxi Tricycle from Children’s Factory features a throwback design and is intended for ages 3+. Tricycles have long been a building block for learning to ride a bicycle as they help develop the necessary motor skills in children not yet ready for the balance and coordination 2 wheels requires. With a Locomotion Taxi Tricycle children will learn the motor skills necessary to pedal, among others, while at the same time build up leg strength and receive valuable exercise all while having fun. The Taxi Tricycle brings an added element of fun with the addition of a second seat to allow 2 children to share the excitement of riding the tricycle. The backseat of the tricycle is simply for enjoying the ride and doesn’t require any pedaling making it ideal for an older child to take their younger sibling for a spin. The Locomotion Taxi Tricycle has a red and black frame with 3 wheels each made of solid rubber. This product is CPSIA and ASTM certified. Read more

Giant Octagonal Fortress is Fun to relax in; not meant To Physically Settle Sibling Disputes

July 30, 2012 Leave a comment

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  • Perfect for both play and relaxation
  • 9 piece set fastens together quickly with hook and loop attachments
  • Contouring shape makes it both comfortable and functional
  • Easy to clean vinyl surface
  • Suitable for children of all ages

This is no gladiator pit to settle sibling disputes; rather this is a giant comfy octagon for relaxation and play. Story time, nap time, or even timeout time, this giant nine piece gathering area is sure to keep the little ones busy for some time, which usually equates to falling asleep which then equals to free time for Mom and Dad. See where I’m going with this? Read on. You know you want to.

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The Octagonal Welcoming Hollow from Children’s Factory is a 9 piece set that is ideal for both relaxation and play for children. The Welcoming Hollow fastens together quickly with hook and loop attachments that also make it simple to take apart for easier storage when not in use. The octagonal design and angled back rests make this a great gathering area for children to safely play on or get comfortable for story time or to read a book themselves. The Octagonal Welcoming Hollow is suitable for children of all ages and will require a floor space at least 8’8″ long and 6’4″ wide. Cozy Woodland Pillows pictured with the Octagonal Welcoming Hollow are sold separately. Read More

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