Being able to think up an idea and draw it into a 3D form seemed crazy years ago. Pens like the 3Doodler coming onto the market changed all that, and plenty of different versions have popped up since then. As always, some are more successful than others. The only problem with these pens is that they use smelly plastic and heating elements that can get to such high temperatures that it could be dangerous for the user. This is especially the case if you let a little one play with it.
It is said that the 20th century is the bloodiest century of all, where more lives have been lost in this particular century alone on the battlefield compared to the wars of all the previous centuries combined. Having said that, the continued development of weapons and warfare marches on at a frenzied pace, as we … Read more
Our brain is somewhat like a muscle, the more often we make use of it, the better and more adept we are, which means that we ought to be able to deal with future problems better when we use the way we solve existing ones as a “base” of sorts. For those of you who … Read more
I am quite sure that many of us who grew up playing 8-bit and 16-bit video games would be familiar with the name Mega Man. This cute little Japanese robot sports a blaster on his arm that makes short work of its enemies when he is fully powered up, and you would need nimble reflexes … Read more
When it comes to playing with your young ones, more often than not you will find that imagination is what really carries a time of play forward. Think back to your younger days, when your head was full of hair (for men), while there was no such thing as crow’s feet around your eyes for the ladies. Back then, a cardboard tube or a stick could double up as a cannon, a rifle, a magic wand, and for many I am sure, a lightsaber or sword of some sort. Sabertron intends to bring to life sword fighting in role playing situations, as it happens to be the first foam sword of its kind in the world that features electronic scoring.
It seems that as far back as I can remember, kids liked to pretend they were grownups. In my day there were sets of keys, and old corded-type phones that little ones could drag around with them and pretend to be mom or dad. Today “play” cellphones and tablets are popular… and some of them … Read more
Kids absolutely love playing, as their imagination is able to run wild even with something as simple as a cardboard box that can be transformed to become a castle, spaceship, or racecar. After all, they learn a whole lot through playing outside all day. While many kids have grown up on a steady diet of … Read more
Remote controlled toys can be fun to play, but more often than not, they tend to offer diminishing returns when it comes to the power consumption. You might take a whole half hour to juice up the battery to its maximum level, and yet are able to pilot the particular drone, or car, for eight to ten minutes, tops. Well, what if I told you that there is the possibility of actually controlling a fully equipped, life sized Black Hawk helicopter? This is what Sikirsky Aircraft Corp. has done, working alongside the U.S. Army to deliver an optionally piloted flight of a Black Hawk helicopter. This is definitely a significant step in the right direction toward providing autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the U.S. Army, so you can kiss goodbye to the idea of bringing some hot and heavy rain down behind enemy lines from afar without placing your life at a significantly higher risk factor.
Having a dog is like living with a perpetual child. They’re always full of energy, trying to find new ways to get in trouble, and leave messes behind where they’ve played. If you’re working with your pooch to improve their behavior, there’s a good chance you’re going to have to go through a few treats to do it.
Oh how the world loves a battery… there aren’t too many toys or gadgets these days that don’t run thru a goodly supply of AA’s. That being said, I certainly wish I had a little more control over how these batteries were used, like how long my kid could play with her toys, or how long a lantern could be left on, or just to make sure things were turned off all the way in order to avoid wasting precious battery life . Yup. Battery control, that could be cool…