Lear to code with the GinoBot programmable robot

The development team at Engino have created a new compact educational robot in the form of the aptly named GinoBot, enabling users to learn more about programming, engineering, 3D printing and more. “GinoBot integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into the latest programmable robot”. The small GinoBot robot includes third-party hardware support for the likes […]

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GinoBot programmable robot teaches you coding, engineering and more

The development team at Engino have created a new compact educational robot in the form of the aptly named GinoBot, enabling users to learn more about programming, engineering, 3D printing and more. “GinoBot integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into the latest programmable robot”. The small GinoBot robot includes third-party hardware support for the likes […]

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Star Ducks: The Next Generation

Do you know what would have Star Trek: The Next Generation even better? If the entire crew was made up of ducks. Well, thanks to the guys at Numskull, that can now be a reality. That is, assuming, that your reality is played out with action figures on a cardboard cutout of the bridge of the Enterprise.

The series of TUBBZ collectible figures includes duck versions of Jean Luc Picard, Deanna Troi, Geordi La Forge, and Worf. They look so much better as ducks than as humans if you ask me. I’m only disappointed that they didn’t give them new duck names. I guess I have to do all the work. Let’s go with Jean-Luc Canard, Deanna Decoy, Geordi a l’Orange, and Worf, because I couldn’t find my Klingon-to-Duck dictionary.

You can pre-order all four figures from Just Geek for $12.99 each, or two for $20. While you’re there, you can grab some Original Series duck figures.

[via Geektyrant]

Galactic Snackin’ Grogu Is Sure to Be 2021’s Must-Have Toy

Because Star Wars merchandise makes money hand over Mandalorian fist, Hasbro is releasing an $80 Galactic Snackin’ Grogu (affiliate link) this year in time for Christmas. The 9-inch interactive toy has over 40 sound and movement combinations and responds differently to the four interactive accessories included (bowl with tentacles, cookie, shifter knob, and spoon). I can already imagine the fights breaking out at Walmart and Target.

So, Hasbro decided not to include frog or giant frog egg accessories. That’s disappointing. However, it does present the opportunity for me to make my own and start selling them on eBay and Etsy in time to cash in on Grogu mania.

Do you remember the Tickle Me Elmo craze of Christmas 1996? My parents sure do. The temper tantrum I threw after not finding one under the tree was, as my dad painfully reminisces, “Apocalyptic,” and “Not of this world.” Man, you should have seen how fast he backed out of the driveway Christmas morning 2006 when I didn’t get a Wii!

[via The Verge]

Screw Together Your Own NASA Space Shuttle

You ever catch yourself staring at the sun and daydreaming about building your own rocket ship? Well, how about this NASA Space Rocket Deluxe Construction Kit? The 134-piece kit includes a bunch of plastic and metal bits that, when assembled correctly, resemble the Space Shuttle atop its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters. To infinity and beyond!

Available from Firebox for $43, the kit comes with a medium difficulty rating, so it isn’t for people who can’t tell the difference between a hex key and their house keys. Everyone else should be fine though.

I just built one, and if there’s any proof NASA should pick me to be the first person to send to Mars, I think this is it. I mean, sure, it’s missing a wing and I have a bunch of other bits and pieces left over, but I also didn’t follow the directions. And I’m exactly what NASA is going to need if we’re going to survive on the red planet: an outside-the-box thinker.

LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery and Hubble telescope set $200

LEGO builders may be interested in a new LEGO set featuring the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery and Hubble telescope which will be launching on April 1, 2021 and priced at $200. The kit comprises of 2354 pieces and is item number 10283 reference. The LEGO Hubble Telescope fits neatly into the payload area of the […]

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BBC Doctor Who HiFive Inventor Kit now available from Adafruit

Doctor Who fans may be interested to know that the open-source hand-shaped mini-computer inventor kit is now available to purchase from Adafruit priced at $75 offering a variety of projects to keep younger electronic enthusiasts engaged. The HiFive mini-computer is equipped with a variety of different on-board sensors together with a front facing LED matrix […]

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Look Inside a LEGO Factory to See How Bricks Are Made

LEGO bricks: apparently they don’t grow on trees. I know, I’m as shocked as you are. Especially considering I just told my wife I was going to quit my marketing job to be a LEGO farmer. Hopefully, she thought I was kidding.

With footage captured by The LEGO Group, this is a behind-the-scenes tour of a LEGO factory, detailing the process in which LEGO bricks are manufactured, all the way from plastic granulate to sealed LEGO set.

If you really want to have your mind blown, check out the video around 5:40 that details how the LEGO bricks are stored until they’re needed for packaging, which involves warehouses up to 37-meters (around 117-feet) tall and an automated system for retrieving the necessary boxes of pieces. No wonder LEGO sets are so expensive. Plus I can only imagine the cost of hazard pay for the barefoot workers that have to clean up a spill in the event of an earthquake.

Here’s another video showing how they make LEGO Minifigures:

[via TheAwesomer]

Xbox Game Pass welcomes 18 Bethesda games

This week 18 Bethesda games have landed on the Xbox Game Pass, making them available to play on both the Xbox and PC platforms. A full list of the 18 games now available via Xbox Game Pass, thanks to the purchase of ZeniMax Media by Microsoft $7.6 billion. Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor in Chief […]

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All-White Tactile Surface Rubik’s Cube: Just as Hard as the Original

When I read “All-White Rubik’s Cube” I thought, finally, a Rubik’s Cube I’ll actually be able to solve. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with the All-White Rubik’s Cube, because each side has a different tactile surface to differentiate it from the others. I already give up.

Available from the Japan Trends Shop for $43 or from Amazon Japan for ¥2,000, the cubes have six different materials on their pieces: synthetic leather, wallpaper, plastic, synthetic fur, silicone, and Velcro. Now I know what you’re thinking, but no, as tempting as it sounds you probably shouldn’t try to solve it with your tongue. Oh who am I kidding, I say go for it.

There are two kinds of people in the world: people who understand how to solve Rubik’s Cubes, and people like me. I’ve actually had the same Rubik’s Cube since I was six, and it’s spent its entire life outside of the packaging unsolved. Every once in a while I’ll pick it up and have a go at it, and every time I disappoint myself. A couple of months ago I tried following a guide to solve it, but even that was over my head. Threatening it with a hammer didn’t work either.