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Schaukelwagon is a 1950s German toy that transforms from a racing car to a rocking chair f...

Are you sick of those cheap and nasty plastic toys that fill toy shops these days? Well feast your eyes on the Schaukelwagen – it’s a German vintage child’s play car that transforms into a rocking chair simply by turning it upside-down.  Read More

ThinkGeek's interactive rock t-shirts can be played like a real musical instrument

So you’ve got a junior wannabe rock star on your hands but you’re not convinced of their musical talent? Before you start forking out big bucks for that electric guitar or drum kit they have their eye on, how about testing their musical prowess on an interactive rock t-shirt? The kids’ rock guitar shirt and drum kit shirt can actually be played – just like real instruments – so junior can happily bang out a drum solo or guitar riff and you can hang on to your hard-earned bucks…for now.  Read More

Aiptek's Story Book inColor is the first color ebook designed for children

With the flood of ebook readers hitting the market over the past year, not to mention the success of Apple’s iPad, any new offering needs to differentiate itself if it is going to survive. That’s exactly what Aiptek’s Story Book inColor has done because, instead of aiming at the overcrowded adult market, it has focused on the children’s book market and in doing so, has the entire market to itself.  Read More

The Saturator AK-47 Automatic Water Gun can shoot a continuous stream of water bullets up ...

If you’re really looking to shine in any water-based hostilities this summer then the Saturator AK-47 Automatic Water Gun could be just what the aquatic arms dealer ordered. This weapon ups the ante on any previous manually powered water guns that rely on the handle being pumped to fire a semi-continuous stream of water. With the battery powered Saturator all one needs to do is hold down the trigger until the ammo runs out.  Read More

The H-Cell 2.0 hydrogen fuel cell, installed in a chassis

If you’re into R/C vehicles, there’s just the slightest chance that you might be interested in a power train that runs three to four times longer than regular battery-only systems, and that requires nothing but sunlight and water to recharge. It also educates people on what will likely be the power system of choice for future real-size automobiles... and oh yes, it looks dead sexy, in a Doc-Brown’s-Delorean-flux-capacitor kinda way. Without any further ado, please open your wallets for H-Cell 2.0, the latest miniature hydrogen fuel cell hybrid drive train from Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies.  Read More

Beatfly: The open source blimp

On display at the Tokyo Make Meeting this past Saturday was Beatfly, a cleverly designed illuminated blimp created by Hideki Yoshimoto. Rather than just implement simple radio controls, he has playfully given Beatfly a number of control interfaces. You can drive it by iPhone, MIDI controller, Flash web interface, a standard keyboard, voice control, or even music.  Read More

The Scribble is an electronic doodle pad that animates your drawings

This is one of those ingenious inventions that’s so simple, it’s amazing no one’s come up with it until now. A team of Art and Design students at the University of Michigan have created a prototype electronic doodle pad called the Scribble that animates your drawings. You simply hand-draw a series of successive images on it, then it runs them all together in a Flash-like cartoon. Why didn’t I think of that?  Read More

Roller Buggy – the baby stroller/scooter hybrid for kids on the fast track

Being a single, childless (as far as I know), male my experience with baby strollers is largely limited to trying to avoid parents using them as battering rams at my local shopping center. That task could get a whole lot tougher if the Roller Buggy gains widespread popularity. A simple pull of the lower body extends a platform and transforms the Roller Buggy from a run-of-the-mill baby stroller into a scooter that lets parents transport baby around town at breakneck (hopefully not literally) speed.  Read More

The Young Explorer workstation by Little Tikes is designed for inquiring minds and little ...

It’s important to give growing kids a well-balanced upbringing and foster their imagination by sending them outside to explore and exercise their bodies and minds. But when they’re inside the house and you don’t want their inquiring minds “playing” with your laptop and its valuable content, maybe it’s time they had their own specially-built kids computer. Little Tikes has combined its plastic furniture prowess and computer knowledge to create the Young Explore - a combination desk and desktop computer, complete with mini mouse and keyboard to help get kids ready for the world ahead of them while at the same time having fun.  Read More

The Water Bomb Factory will arm you lots of fun this summer

Where was this product when I was growing up? Aqua Antics’ Water Bomb Factory is a child’s dream come true. Just watching the video (below) conjures up (slightly evil) thoughts of saturating family, friends and foe. Overton’s – basically a watersport enthusiast’s supermarket – says the Water Bomb Factory lets children (of all ages) tie up to ten balloons a minute, which could arm kids with a sizable stockpile in no time at all.  Read More

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