wands

This Kit Uses A Motion-Sensing Wand To Teach Kids Code, No Hogwarts Required

Kano’s first product was a computer that kids could build as easily as a LEGO set, helping to demystify the technologies we obsess over. The company’s next product is a buildable, motion-sensing wand that swaps spells for simple programming, making it easy for kids to conjure up magical interactions with…

White Stick for the Blind Gets Sensor Upgrade with “Tactile Wand”

White Stick for the Blind Gets Sensor Upgrade with “Tactile Wand”

Designer Jin Woo Han has created the “Tactile Wand” as a 21st-century conceptual white stick for the blind. The rechargeable gadget uses some sort of distance sensor and communicates by buzzing, letting the user know of upcoming obstacles: the stronger the buzz, the nearer the object. Neat design, Jin, but…