The snap-together circuits, a 21st-century successor to old-school engineering toys like our treasured Legos, now connect to the Internet, giving children terrifying new power.
Kids (and adults) can build a Mars Rover model and wirelessly send music to their International Space Station model with a new Space Kit.
Crave's Eric Mack and his daughter express big excitement over littleBits, a color-coded magnetic playground for miniature makers-in-training.
Let your geek side loose this Halloween by using a Hack-o-Lantern kit to turn a regular pumpkin into a light-up boo machine.
Using Bluetooth modules and a drag-and-drop software builder, SAM is a kit that allows you to build almost anything you can dream up.
The open-source "Lego of the future" takes it next steps.
Get your creative juices flowing and learn how electronics work with this week's Crave giveaway prize, two littleBits starter kits filled with magnetic circuit boards.
Crave goes hands-on with littleBits, an open-source kit of circuit boards that let you build fun projects while learning how electronics work. See what we created with littleBits and some office supplies.
What can you make with a bunch of littleBits circuit boards and office supplies? A pretty cute CNET-loving robot, it turns out.
At the inaugural Hardware Innovation Workshop, about 200 leaders in the DIY movement gather to talk about how to build real companies, while still maintaining a maker ethos.