If you’re a raging geek with offspring, firstly congratulations on convincing someone of the opposite sex to procreate with you. Second: get these electronic component plushies for your child immediately.
You can get a whole range of components in cuddly form: LEDs, transistors, capacitors, resistors, even a timing chip. That’s enough to teach your kids the basics of electronics before they can even speak. Think of the educational advantage your budding little electrical engineers will have! They’re available now from Adafruit for $US10 a pop. Worth every cent saved in tutoring fees. [Adafruit via CNET]