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UGears Differential Educational Mechanical Model Kit review

REVIEW – There are many types of STEM experiences available for kids that support curiosity, creativity, imagination, fine motor skills, etc. I have reviewed a few in the past, and now I get to test and review the UGears Differential Educational Mechanical Model Kit. What is it? The UGears Differential Educational Mechanical Model Kit is …

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Want to feel old? Rubik’s Cube is 40!

NEWS –  Yes, you read that right – everyone’s favorite rotating cube is 40 years old. During the COVID19 lockdown, Rubik’s Cube’s popularity has surged, just in time for the invention’s 40th anniversary of becoming a global phenomenon. For those of us that aren’t as visual as others, the company has a great how-to guide on …

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Bruce Charles Designs spinning tops review

REVIEW – There are fiddly little things that we Gadgeteers like to see, touch, and have around us. For some, it’s little (or big) action figures, trade-show tchotchkes, or gaming miniatures. For some, it’s a stress ball, worry stone, or a fidget spinner. And, for some, it is highly precision-made things of beauty. The Schulte …

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You can build these ultra cool metal plane models without glue or solder

NEWS – We’ve talked about Metal Earth models in the past, but I haven’t visited their site in a very long time until yesterday. In the past, their no glue, no solder steel models were all plain silver. Now they are offering a variety of new models in color and they look really awesome. In …

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Let your Rube Goldberg imagination run wild with Makeway

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Every Gadgeteer loves gizmos and gadgets.  Combining them into unlikely solutions was the artistic inspiration for Rube Goldberg.  The board game Mousetrap brought that creative opportunity to the game-playing masses. Makeway has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to let you do a little of that creative magic yourself on any magnetic vertical …

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Learning Resources Gears Gizmos Building Set review

REVIEW – My two children ages 4 and 5 are very energetic and very creative. While my daughter is more into coloring and writing, my son is all about construction sets and building things according to his imagination. Regardless, they both enjoy any toys that stimulate their minds and creativity. The Gears Gizmos Building Set …

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If you think fidget toys are old news, you are wrong

NEWS – Fans of unusual fidget toy will surely be intrigued with the Mechforce gyroscope. Made of polished stainless steel with 5 bearings, it not only looks awesome, but it will keep your mind and hands occupied for improving focus or just for fun. The 2-inch gyroscope is a 3D top that folds flat when …

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FREE TO FLY Amphibious Radio Control 4WD Car review

REVIEW – The FREE TO FLY Amphibious Radio Control 4WD Car is not your typical radio-controlled car, it’s a radio-controlled boat too. That’s what caught my eye and was the reason I had to try it out. And was it worth it? You bet! This car was totally fun to play with and seems to …

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Slow, low-res images with Etch-A-Snap concept

NEWS – Ever wanted to take a detailed, beautiful photograph and scale it down to a 1-bit black and white 244 x 144 pixel low-resolution image?  Me neither. But someone did and created Etch-A-Snap. Etch-A-Snap is controlled by a Raspberry Pi processor.  It takes a regular image and then downscales it to one-bit black and …

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