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Soda Bottle Rocket - Make:
you can use 2-liter carbonated drink bottles to build an inexpensive, reusable water rocket. The thrill factor is surprisingly high, and you can fly them all day long for the cost of a little air and water. It’s the perfect thing for those times when you just want to head down to the local soccer field and shoot off some rockets!
model-rocketry  toys  make  kids  water  building 
april 2015 by jm
Tinker Crate
'inspires kids to explore and learn about science, engineering, and technology—and have fun doing it. Every month, a new crate to help kids develop a tinkering mindset and creative problem solving skills.' aimed at ages 9-14+
kids  gifts  tinkering  stem  education  fun  engineering  science  toys 
march 2015 by jm
Keyes New Starter Kit for Arduino Fans
$53 for a reasonable-looking Arduino starter kit, from DealExtreme. cheap cheap! In the inimitable DX style:
Keyes new beginner starter kit, pay more attention to beginners learning. Users can get rid of the difficult technological learning, from module used to quick start production.
learning  arduino  hardware  hacking  robotics  toys  dealextreme  tobuy 
july 2014 by jm
Behind the loom band
The simple woven multicoloured bracelet has made Cheong Choon Ng, a Malaysian immigrant to the US, a dollar millionaire. He invented the "Rainbow Loom" after watching his daughters making bracelets with rubber bands.


So, really, it's his daughters that invented it. ;)

My kids are massive fans. This is a 100% legit, Rubik's-Cube-style craze. (via Conor O'Neill)
via:conoro  loom-bands  rubber-bands  toys  crazes 
june 2014 by jm
Edition - Irish Design
'Edition has a ‘design for life’ philosophy - we think that unique designer-made items can be a part of our everyday lives without costing the earth. We stock affordable, contemporary and functional products (mostly handmade), including jewellery, home-ware, accessories, art and toys. Every item has been carefully selected and are all designed here in Ireland.'
edition  design  ireland  art  graphics  jewellery  toys 
march 2013 by jm
The Neurocritic: Fisher-Price Synesthesia
'Synesthesia [jm: sic] is a rare perceptual phenomenon in which the stimulation of one sensory modality, or exposure to one type of stimulus, leads to a sensory (or cognitive) experience in a different, non-stimulated modality. For instance, some synesthetes have colored hearing while others might taste shapes. GRAPHEME-COLOR SYNESTHESIA is the condition in which individual printed letters are perceived in a specific, constant color. This occurs involuntarily and in the absence of colored font. [...] A new study has identified 11 synesthetes whose grapheme-color mappings appear to be based on the Fisher Price plastic letter set made between 1972-1990.'

(via Dave Green)
fisher-price  synesthesia  synaesthesia  colors  colours  sight  neuroscience  brain  via-dave-green  toys 
january 2013 by jm
The Free Universal Construction Kit | F.A.T.
'a set of adapters for complete interoperability between 10 popular construction toys.' this is like a patent-infringement lawsuit magnet, surely. Will make an interesting test case...
3d  design  open-source  freedom  free  toys  lego  3d-printing  patents 
march 2012 by jm
Flickr: gruntzooki's stuff tagged with femur
Cory Doctorow got an MRI of his femur in prep for a surgical procedure -- and his wife used it to make a 3D-printed titanium keyring! awesome. I want to do this with MY SKULL
3d-printing  gadgets  cool  keyrings  tchotchkes  nifty  toys  gifts  mri  medical  bones  from delicious
march 2011 by jm
CradleRock.ie
Dublin shop selling fairly-traded and cool kids clothes and accessories; they also do stalls at various local markets now and again. think Mae and Bea have a few of their goods already ;)
kids  shopping  gifts  toys  babies  baby  dublin  ireland  fairtrade  from delicious
november 2009 by jm

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