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Dive Into Ethical Hacking in 2019 With This Master Class

Dive Into Ethical Hacking in 2019 With This Master Class
White hat hacking is one of the fastest growing technical careers, and for good reason. Cybersecurity is a top concern for large companies, government agencies, and individuals alike – and ethical hackers are one of the…

What’s Inside a Stop Light?

What’s Inside a Stop Light?
If you have ever wondered what is inside of a traffic light and just how the system works, you are going to enjoy father and son team Dan and Lincoln Markham’s latest episode of What’s Inside.…
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Sony KOOV Robotics Kit Review: Hands on with the Robots

Sony KOOV Robotics Kit Review: Hands on with the Robots
Every generation’s kids seem to know much more about technology than the prior generation. I grew up as part of the first wave of kids to use desktop computers, and now the little ones are using…

Pepper Robot Learns to Play a Child’s Game

Pepper Robot Learns to Play a Child’s Game
Japan’s popular Pepper robot can do all kinds of amazing things. Now, it can learn to play simple games like that one where you try and get that ball in the cup. This is a big…

Qixels 3D Maker Teaches Kids About 3D Printing

Qixels 3D Maker Teaches Kids About 3D Printing
In theory, 3D printing should be every kid’s favorite hobby, but things like working with molten plastic and complex CAD software generally keeps it out of their hands. However Qixels 3D Maker offers a way to…

Chordelia Makes Learning the Guitar Easy

Chordelia Makes Learning the Guitar Easy
I’m jealous of people who can play the guitar. I have tried many times, but I just can’t do it. Well, YouTuber WayOutWest built a contraption that fingers entire chords on a guitar at the push…

Circuit Classics: Getting Restarted in Electronics

Circuit Classics: Getting Restarted in Electronics
The electronics books of Forrest M. Mims III have educated and inspired millions of people since the ’80s, thanks to Mims’ friendly and concise writing style and his hand-drawn illustrations. Electrical engineer Star Simpson is one…

Codespace Wants Everyone to Learn to Code

Codespace Wants Everyone to Learn to Code
As I’ve pretty much made my entire career in fields where computers are a key element, I know a thing or two about the value an early exposure to coding and tinkering with computers. I first…

Periodic Table Battleship: You Sank My Beryllium!

Periodic Table Battleship: You Sank My Beryllium!
What if the classic game of Battleship got geekier? Karyn Tripp of the homeschooling education site Teach Beside Me decided to make this game geekier and educational in order to teach the kids the elements. So…

Robo Wunderkind Modular Robot Kit: Snaptron

Robo Wunderkind Modular Robot Kit: Snaptron
Robo Wunderkind aims to do for robots what littleBits and other newbie-friendly electronic kits are doing for gadgets. Made by Robo Technologies Inc., the robot kit is made of modules that snap together with the help…

Mesh Bluetooth Electronics Kit with Drag & Drop Programming: Pair, Swipe, Make

Mesh Bluetooth Electronics Kit with Drag & Drop Programming: Pair, Swipe, Make
Last year we learned about SAM, a newbie-friendly electronics kit that used Bluetooth instead of solder or wires to connect its modules. Mesh is a lot like SAM, only with an even less intimidating presentation. Like…

SAM Electronics Kit Replaces Solder with Bluetooth: Hack in Pieces

SAM Electronics Kit Replaces Solder with Bluetooth: Hack in Pieces
Last year we featured LittleBits, an electronics kit for children and beginners that uses built-in magnets instead of solder to connect modules together. A new kit called SAM takes the user-friendliness to another level, because its…

littleBits Modular Magnetic Electronics Kits: No Solder, No Problem

littleBits Modular Magnetic Electronics Kits: No Solder, No Problem
A few months ago I talked about a Kickstarter project called the LightUp, an electronics kit for kids and newbies. Instead of wires or solder, LightUp uses magnets to connect the modules together. It turns out…

Lernstift Vibrating Pen Making a Buzz on Kickstarter

Lernstift Vibrating Pen Making a Buzz on Kickstarter
Earlier this year we heard about Lernstift, a concept for a pen that helps kids spell and write correctly by vibrating to point out mistakes. The folks behind this promising invention have now launched a fundraiser…

Lernstift Pen Vibrates When You Make Mistakes: Wait, People Still Write by Hand?

Lernstift Pen Vibrates When You Make Mistakes: Wait, People Still Write by Hand?
Inventor Falk Wolsky and his better half Mandy, a child care worker, were inspired to make the Lernstift (“Learning pen” in German) after seeing their son struggle with writing. They came up with a prototype that…

Robot Plays Ping Pong, Learns, Wipes the Floor with You

Robot Plays Ping Pong, Learns, Wipes the Floor with You
This isn’t the only robot that can kick your butt at ping pong. But unlike other ping pong playing ‘botsot, this one wasn’t programmed with its abilities. It has learned through experience. Robotics experts at the…
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