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They once had little to do with actual robotics, but two product iterations and 15 years later, about to release their 3rd-generation kit, Lego is at the top of educational, DIY, and plain old fun robot building. MINDSTORMS EV3 is coming, and the robo-geekosphere is buzzing. And whirring.

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Legos, Robots, and Education

Inside the Subway -

So Thaaaat's What it Looks Like

BIG-ASS GALLERY #1 - 2014 Tokyo International Toy Show

As Promised, Here is a Big-Ass Gallery of Really Great Photos. Of Toys 

Tokyo in Motion -
It's easy to grow accustomed to the bombast of everyday life here in Tokyo, but it's also nice to get an occasional reminder of how beautiful the city can be.
Essentially, it’s Japan’s SEMA show (Specialty Equipment Market Association). Tuning companies and parts manufacturers show off their new products, tuning houses show off their latest builds, and automakers show off their future enthusiast and competition models and concepts.
REVIEW: Casio G-SHOCK GPW1000 GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid
If you’re reachable by terrestrial radio waves or GPS signals from space, this watch will always be accurate within about 15 nanoseconds or less. And sure, you can pop out the electronic crown with a twist and pull and set the time manually, or just like, you know, pretty much never do that again. Come meet the beautiful hulk!
Headless Robot Chasing a Laser Pointer (is so dang cute) -
We hate to use the word ‘cute’ when discussing robotics, but… Come on now...just have a watch and tell us that ain’t the case. You can’t. Unless you’re mean, uptight, and cold, cold of heart.

Izushi has developed the Kinglock Nut, which achieves tight fastening through an innovative new structure and surface, unlike those in conventional nuts.

Reno J. Tibke - June 22, 2014

SCENE IN TOKYO: Tokyo Toy Store -
Long before Michael Bay, and even before Hasbro's incarnation, Transformers were Takara Tomy's Microman and Diaclone, and Nintendo's Super Mario, long a global phenomenon, was first a game for Nintendo's Japan-only Famicom console.
Japanese Frozen Frisbee Pizza Microwave Success -

Different People Attach Importance to Different Things
It would seem. Looks like.

Reno J. Tibke - August 30, 2014

Japanese Robots: Pepper Gallery!