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Wooden Block Transformers Are Baby's First Optimus Prime

Plastic injection moulding might be a modern manufacturing marvel, but there’s still an undeniable appeal to good old lumber. So if you’re looking to introduce a little one to the joy of transforming robots, these wooden WooBots are a gorgeous alternative to mass-produced plastic.

This Solar-Powered Plane Doesn't Come With Batteries And Doesn't Need 'Em

A few years ago the Volta Racer — a solar-powered electric toy car — helped educate kids about the virtues of harnessing the sun’s energy. The Volta Flyer does the same thing, except that it’s able to take to the skies after just 90 seconds of soaking up the sun’s rays.

There's Finally An Adult Version Of That Rideable Kids' Suitcase

If you don’t have kids, you’re probably not familiar with the Trunki, a wildly popular ride-on suitcase for kids. If you are familiar with it, you’ve probably been incredibly jealous of seeing kids zooming through airports on one. But be jealous no more, because an adult version is finally here.

You Can Finally Buy That Beautiful Handheld Wooden Video Game Emulator

A few months ago designer Love Hultén had us all lusting over his portable wooden gaming console called the Pixel Vision that reminded us of the folding Game Boy Advance SP. And in response to all of the positive and envious feedback he got, he’s decided to put it into production and sell it via Kickstarter.

Self-Rolling Dice Are One Less Physical Burden In Your Life

If you’re having a hard time getting your tablet-addicted kids to gather around the table for a nice family game of Monopoly, a new Kickstarter for a pair of motorised dice that magically roll themselves might help tear them away from their touchscreens.

You Can Turn Your Phone Into A Radar Gun With A Simple Wireless Accessory

One day it might be just another one of the hundreds of features that come standard in a smartphone. But for now, a new Kickstarter campaign promises to turn your mobile device into a speed-measuring radar gun using a simple Bluetooth accessory.

The Shade On These Perfectly Flat Lamps Is Just An Optical Illusion

Using the same science that makes fibre optics and modern communications possible, these ultra-flat LED lamps look like they have each got a shade attached to them, but it’s all just an optical illusion.

This Self-Rolling Yoga Mat Harnesses '90s Slap Bracelet Technology

Does the frustration involved with rolling up a mat keep you from avoiding a daily yoga routine? That’s my excuse, which is now rendered moot with a yoga mat that rolls up tightly all by itself thanks to some fashion technology that was popular in the 1990s.

A Nixie-Powered Wall Clock Is The Ultimate Hipster Timepiece

Before dot-matrix displays took over the known world, Nixie tubes — glass lightbulbs containing light-up tubes for the digits 0-9 — were the best way of displaying changing numbers. One designer had the bright idea of taking the Nixie tube technology (and bulbs), and building a surprisingly beautiful analogue clock.

Land Rover Has Come Up With A Way To Make Trailers Invisible

Driving with a trailer in tow leaves with you a gigantic blind spot directly behind your vehicle. So to make it easier to keep an eye on traffic following you, Land Rover has come up with a way to make trailers appear to be transparent using strategically placed cameras.

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