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Roominate: A Building Toy for Girls

Roominate: A Building Toy for Girls

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Qwirkle Mix, match, score and win! Qwirkle is a must-have for your next family game night. MindWare's best seller is a simple game of matching colors and shapes that requires tactical maneuvers, quick-thinking and a well-planned strategy. Players of this addictive game score points by building rows and columns of brightly-colored tiles that are either all the same color or all the same shape, without creating duplicates. Look for opportunities to score big by placing a tile that touches multiple pieces with matching attributes; create a line of all six in a row, and you score a "Qwirkle". Which Board is Right for Me? For a few months after Raspberry Pi came out, the choice was pretty simple. If you wanted to talk to arbitrary electronics, your best bet was to buy an Arduino microcontroller board; if you needed the power of an ARM-based processor to run Linux, the Raspberry Pi single-board computer (SBC) was the obvious choice (that is, if you could get your hands on one. Delivery issues are mostly resolved, but last year some people waited more than six months for their Pi).

The Rules of Shut the Box Shut the Box is also known as Canoga. Being a traditional pub game without any national governing body, variations of equipment and rules abound. Where there is doubt, locally played rules should always apply. Description of equipment The "box" is an open tray with a baize interior. 10 Best Electronics Suppliers First off, I would like to give notice to Electronics Projects for Dummies for most of this info. I wanted to make a site with many of the best sites to buy Electrical Parts, because it can sometimes be a strenuous activity. I have 10 here, because if you can't find something on one online store, you might be able to find it on the next.

Maker Spaces Can Round Out STEM Lessons A MiddleWeb Blog You may be familiar with maker spaces. In one form or another, hands-on teaching has always involved kids in “making.” Design Your Own Virtual Reality Game – Seedling Soleil Moon Frye rose to fame on the 1980s TV series Punky Brewster. Now the married mom of three is the author of two books: Let’s Get This Party Started and Happy Chaos, is a co-founder of children’s lifestyle brand Seedling, hosts the TV show “ Home Made Simple” on OWN and serves as Target’s “Mommy Ambassador.” You can follow her on Twitter at @moonfrye. Summer is just around the corner, and I’m looking forward to spending time playing with my kids! I love this time of year. Summer brings back so many childhood memories for me.

PIXIO — Magnetic Construction Set In The Pixel Art Style by PIXIO For this purpose, we chose the ideal shape — a cube, like a pixel in the digital world. At the same time, this is the most fundamental form and absolutely symmetrical volume object with an equal number of faces. It is perfect both mathematically and aesthetically. As connectors, we decided to use powerful magnets so that we could connect the blocks on any side. My open-source, do-it-yourself cellphone (built with Arduino). My open-source, do-it-yourself cellphone (built with Arduino). David Mellis — August 12th, 2013 For a little over a year, I’ve been working on an open-source, DIY cellphone as part of my PhD research at the MIT Media Lab. The current version of the phone is based on the Arduino GSM shield and Arduino GSM library. It sports a deliberately low-resolution screen (8 characters, each a 5×7 matrix of LEDs), a laser-cut wooden enclosure, flexure (living hinge) buttons, and a ~1000-line Arduino program that powers the user interface.