NEW PRODUCT – Bare Conductive Greeting Card Kit – Classroom pack. This is a lovely way to get an entire classroom of up to 30 students started with Bare Conductive paint, with three fun electronic greeting cards. There are 30 card kits, 3 each of 10 different cute robot designs and 10 each of 3 different colored blinking LEDs. Use the included 10 mL pens to draw traces and connect components on the front of the card.
Comes with: 30 x cards, 10 x 10mL Bare Conductive pen, 30 x auto-flashing red, green or blue LEDs, 30 x 3v coin batteries. Each card has basic instructions on it and there’s an teachers guide and additional CD with more information.
Bare Conductive Paint is a multipurpose electrically conductive material perfect for all of your DIY projects! Bare Paint is water based, nontoxic and dries at room temperature.
Bare Paint is the first non-toxic electrically conductive paint available to consumers today. This unique child-friendly material is designed for people of all ages to explore and learn about electronics with an inclusive, easy-to-use material.
Bare Paint provides a dramatically different method of interacting with electronics as it can be applied to almost any surface, including cardboard, paper, wood, wallpaper, walls, textiles, and some plastics.
Bare paint can be used to replace conventional acid etching, making it a great electronics prototyping tool. Nontoxic and water-soluble, Bare Paint can be used without gloves or mask. The paint dries quickly at room temperature, and can be removed with soap and water. This means it’s also not water-proof or weather-resistant!
Application Methods Include: painting, screen printing & spray painting among others. Despite being called “Bare” conductive, it’s meant not for use on bare skin.
NEW PRODUCT – My Little Geek by Andrew & Sarah Spear. Imagine the joy of hearing your young one chatting away about holographic ninja or time-traveling joysticks. From Android to Zombie, this educational book will entertain children and parents alike. Suitable for children & l33t hackers 0-5+
NEW PRODUCT – Nixie Seven-Segment Art Scratch-Off Card. OK so it’s not really a Nixie tube, its more like a paper seven-segment LED display but still, retro and futuristic at the same time! Scratch away the gold foil to reveal the pink neon 7-segment font. Create your own messages! 5×7″ folded blank card, scratch tool, and envelope. Made in the USA.
NEW PRODUCT – Pixel Art Scratch-Off Card. Analog and digital merge into an interactive winner. Scratch away the gold foil to reveal neon green pixels. Create your own messages and pictures! Perfect for when you have that urge to make pixel art. 5×7″ folded blank card, scratch tool, and envelope. Made in the USA.
In late April, the 16-year-old central Florida honor student was accused of igniting a chemical explosion on school grounds, leading to her arrest and suspension from school, but authorities dropped criminal chargeslast week.
The nightmarish ordeal was shocking for her single mother, Marie Wilmot, who always encouraged Kiera and her twin sister, Kayla, to follow their passions.
“The initial phone call was terrifying,” Marie told ABC News. “Time will help I hope, it was devastating for me as a mother.”
While school officials debate whether Kiera will return to Bartow High School, the Wilmot family received an unexpected surprise.
The explosion struck a chord with 18-year NASA veteran Homer Hickam, a former lead astronaut training manager for Spacelab, and later for the International Space Station.
Rory the Rhino – Kinetic Creatures – Rory the Rhino is a walking cardboard animal sculpture that you assemble from pre-cut and scored cardboard pieces. Rory walks when you turn the included wire handle, or Rory can walk with mechanical and electrical additions, such as Lego motors or the Kinetic Creatures Motor Kit. (read more)
The Original Egg-Bot! – Deluxe Kit! – The Eggbot is an open-source art robot that can draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects from the size of a ping pong ball to that of a small grapefruit– roughly 1.25 to 4.25 inches in diameter (3 – 10 cm).
The Eggbot is super adjustable, and is designed to draw on all kinds of things that are normally “impossible” to print on. Not just eggs but ping pong balls, light bulbs, mini pumpkins, and even things like wine glasses– with a bit of work. See the photos above for some examples of personalized golf balls, christmas ornaments, light bulbs, and (yes) eggs.
The Eggbot chassis is made of tough fiberglass, with integrated heat sinks for the included motors. The pen and egg motors are high-torque precision stepping motors, and the pen lift mechanism is a quiet and reliable servo motor.
The Eggbot kit is easy to assemble in a couple of hours, and only requires a couple of basic tools like miniature Phillips-head and flathead screwdrivers. No soldering required. You’ll also need a recent-vintage computer with an available USB port (Mac, Windows or Linux), plus internet access to download assembly instructions and necessary software.
Andre Cassagnes, the inventor of the Etch A Sketch toy that generations of children drew on, shook up and started over, has died in France, the toy’s maker said.
Cassagnes died Jan. 16 in a Paris suburb at age 86, said the Ohio Art Co., based in Bryan in northwest Ohio. The cause wasn’t disclosed Saturday.
“Etch A Sketch has brought much success to the Ohio Art Company, and we will be eternally grateful to Andre for that. His invention brought joy to so many over such a long period of time,” said Larry Killgallon, president of Ohio Art.