Kathleen Chapman

Kathleen has always enjoyed technology and the sciences (biology and entomology). She has worked as an entomological research technician and an end user services tech before becoming a stay-at-home mom and home educator. Her continued interest in technology led her to join the Gadgeteer team in 2014.

Relieve some stress with Uncommon Carry’s Ace Sniper mini crossbow

NEWS – Need some stress relief? Uncommon Carry’s Ace Sniper mini crossbow can help you blow off some steam. This working mini crossbow is made of stainless steel and shoots toothpicks and BBs. Its self-loading toothpick chamber allows you to shoot several toothpicks at your target and help you hone your sharpshooting skills. The Ace …

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Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500 Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer review – a nice photo printer for hobbyists

REVIEW – Printing nice-looking photos on an inkjet printer can be a challenge unless you have a photo printer. I have been looking for an inkjet photo printer for a while now. Then, lo-and-behold, the Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500 Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer was offered to the Gadgeteer. After much groveling and pleading (not …

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MANN MAGNETS Gears Toys for Kids – for the mechanically curious

NEWS – I love gears. Watching them move and seeing how they work together has always fascinated me. So, when I saw the MANN MAGNETS Gears Toys for Kids on Amazon, I thought, “Wow, I would have loved getting this as a kid!” These magnetic gears are made of wood and each has a strong …

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Using the Da Vinci Code Mini Cryptex Lock is a great way to wrap a small gift!

NEWS – Every now and then, I stumble upon some interesting things on Amazon. This Da Vinci Code Mini Cryptex Lock by Rainling is a really cool-looking metal lock cylinder. It measures about 1″ in diameter and 3″ long. The default password is “ILOVEU” but it can be changed to whatever you can come up …

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Bring a hot lunch with you to the job site using the COZYEXPERT Electric Lunch Box

NEWS – Did you know that you can bring a homemade hot lunch with you while you are traveling or out on a job site? The COZYEXPERT 60W Electric Lunch Box allows you to do that. This lunch box supports 110V home/office use, 12V car use, and 24V truck use and it can heat up …

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Are you looking for a cool fidget toy? This sprocket and chain fidget toy is just the ticket!

NEWS – Do you have a lot of nervous energy and love using fidget toys? The Bitopbi Sprocket and Chain fidget toy would be a great addition to your collection. This cool little toy (made for teens and adults) looks like a miniature bicycle chain and sprockets. You can spin it between your fingers, run …

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A beautiful solar system crystal ball that will add unique flair to your desk

NEWS – I’ve always had a fascination with crystal balls – they’re so beautiful! I’ve also always loved science. Why not combine them? The Erwei 3D Solar System Model Crystal Ball does just that! Even the names of the planets are etched inside the ball. This small solar system crystal ball (it only measures 3″) …

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Here’s a working Stirling engine to entertain you and your kids!

NEWS – Do you have kids that are fascinated by mechanical things? This SunnyTech Mini Hot Air Stirling Engine is something that might intrigue them (and/or the kid in you). Robert Stirling created the first Stirling engine in 1816. A Stirling engine is a device that turns heat into mechanical motion by externally heating a …

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I love the Videoshop video editor app – it’s so easy to use!!

NEWS – I discovered the Videoshop app by Jajijujejo Inc. years ago. I was trying to create a GIF from a short video and add music to it. I used Videoshop to accomplish the task and found that it was so easy to use, that I never tried looking for any other mobile-device video editor. …

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Halo fans – get your Razer Halo Infinite gaming mouse and mechanical keyboard on sale at Amazon!

DEAL NEWS – Hey, all you Halo fans out there! I saw a great deal on theInventory.com. The Razer Halo Infinite Edition gaming mouse and mechanical keyboard are on sale on Amazon! According to the Amazon product page, The Razer DeathAdder V2 – Halo Infinite Wired Gaming Mouse features include: Focus+ 20K DPI Optical Sensor: …

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Morus Zero portable clothes dryer review – does it use a vacuum and UV tech? Yes. But…

REVIEW – I recently wrote a news post about the Morus Zero portable clothes dryer which according to the Morus website, uses Vacuum+ technology to dry clothes quickly. The website also states that it uses ultraviolet (UV) light to sterilize clothes. Gadgeteer readers responded to my news post saying that the Morus Zero is a …

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Quantadose Rapid UVGI Intensity Test card review – simple, inexpensive, awesome test for UVC

REVIEW – Have you ever been curious about whether your UV sterilization devices are using real UVC light to kill germs? I have. Since you can’t see UVC light, I sought out an inexpensive way to test for this and found a website that said you can use a Quantadose Rapid UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) …

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