15 Results for

erector

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DIY smart objects kit

Meet the next generation erector set

By November 20, 2006

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Spykee instead of Spike to watch the house?

Makers of the Erector set offer a robot for VOIP communication and home surveillance.

By September 27, 2007

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Maker Faire: Steam-powered computer

Charles Babbage posited the difference engine in the mid-1800s. Tim built one with an erector set. Processing speed is about 4 additions per crank.

May 21, 2008

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GoldieBlox: Construction toy gets girls into engineering early

Step aside, Lego Friends. GoldieBlox is doing construction toys for girls the right way by combining stories with building skills and keeping the color pink down to reasonable level.

By September 19, 2012

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Software wizards of the 128K Macintosh

Bill Atkinson, Andy Hertzfeld, Steve Capps, and Larry Kenyon share their thoughts about developing the core software for the original Macintosh, which is about to mark its 30th anniversary.

By January 22, 2014

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TinkerBox for iPad: You'll want to tinker with these toys

Autodesk's free educational app is intended to help kids discover science and engineering--but mostly it's just "Incredible Machine"-style fun.

By February 1, 2011

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Apple legend Bill Atkinson's new mission: Save the postcard

The creator of the Macintosh's QuickDraw graphics system, MacPaint, and HyperCard wants to save the postcard from extinction.

By October 10, 2013

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After more than 30 years, Grid Beam modular construction system comes to market

Found at the Maker Faire: A few solar-powered tinkerers selling, for the first time, open-source construction kits based on an old design.

By May 23, 2012

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The best cameras for shooting video (roundup)

Looking for an interchangeable-lens model -- dSLR, mirrorless, or something in between -- that's good at both stills and video? Here are our top picks.

By November 28, 2012

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Man tries to sell parents on Craigslist

A Connecticut insurance executive offers his parents on Craigslist for $155. He claims he has had many bidders.

By September 1, 2009