Toys

Girls can foster an interest in the STEM fields as they prepare for a mission to Mars with the new American Girl doll of the year

Few toys aimed at girls encourage their interest in the STEM fields, but the new American Girl Doll of the Year is helping them reach for the stars.  American Girl dolls are designed to introduce girls to different historical eras and different cultural backgrounds by issuing dolls, their introductory book, and a set of accessories …

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Invent nearly anything with Makey Makey

In 2015, The Gadgeteer introduced to Makey Makey Go: Makey Makey Go makes your spacebar edible Almost three years later, Makey Makey is back; new and improved. The possibilities are endless with this wildcard of a toy. Turn bananas into a xylophone, your own drawing into a touchpad, play-dough into a game controller, buckets of …

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Want a pet but are always on the go? Sony reintroduces the AIBO

I remember back in 1989 when Sony introduced the first AIBO (Artificial Intelligence Robot) to the world, I thought wow I wish I could get one of those. Sadly after about six years and several iterations of the AIBO Sony discontinued the manufacturing of the AIBO. If you missed your chance to get an AIBO …

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The original fidget toy gets a makeover

Before fidget spinning was a worldwide phenomenon, people dealt with stress by using other methods that did not include a multi-colored 3-pronged spinner purchased from the gas station checkout line. Back in the day, we used ordinary clicky ink pens to fidget (and annoy our coworkers). If you miss those simpler times, you will rejoice …

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Arckit GO Colours review

I’ve always enjoyed building sets like models and construction sets from LEGO, Erector, and more. The Arckit GO Colours is a model building system that is used by schools and universities as a classroom teaching tool of STEM concepts for developing fundamental design skills. But is this set fun to build? Let’s find out.