magnets

Magformers Walking Robot Set Attracts Attention

Walking robots! With magnets! How do they even WORK? That's an old meme. Sorry. But still, magnetic robots, y'all--read!

May 29, 2016

13 More Geeky Watches for GeekDads

Presenting another collection of geeky watches that may not be smart but will certainly make a bold statement.

June 16, 2014

The GeekDad Mother's Day Gift Guide

Presenting the GeekDad Mother's Day Gift Guide, featuring a selection of items for those very special and geeky ladies in…

May 2, 2014

Tegu, Quality Toys to Save for the Grandkids

Tegu blocks and toys are made from high quality, sustainably harvested wood in Honduras. They are beautiful, fun, and functional.…

January 15, 2014

Nanodots: An Industry In Flux

The state of the small magnet industry is in disarray, but one company is holding on with a line of…

November 15, 2013

Kickstarter Alert: The Thinket

David Weinstock, the creator of the great abstract strategy game Zoxso, just launched a Kickstarter campaign for something else entirely:…

May 5, 2013

Nanodots Fights Magnet Bans With Bad Taste

With the CPSC threatening a ban or restrictions on magnetic desktop toys, Nanodots is already looking at ways to make…

September 7, 2012

Catching Up With Tegu, 2 Years Later

Tegu is two years old now, and to celebrate they're introducing a new "pocket pouch" set of their magnetic blocks…

April 25, 2012

2 Magnetic Games for Kids

Overview: In Vampires of the Night, the mean ol' vampire hunter Knobelzobel has scattered garlic all over the old castle…

March 30, 2012

Tegu Reinvents the Wheel

Back in April last year, I wrote about a new twist on the wooden block: Tegu blocks, which have magnets…

November 25, 2011

Now You’re Cooking … With Magnets!

The September issue of Wired magazine has a review of four hot pots—you know, those electric kettles that boil water…

September 1, 2010

Tegu: Blocks With a Twist

At first glance, Tegu blocks just look like slightly-fancy wooden blocks: unpainted, smooth with rounded edges, and each adorned with…

April 7, 2010

WordSpin for the iPhone: Attractive Even Without Magnets

A couple years ago, I picked up a game called WordSpin at a thrift store. I like word games, and…

November 14, 2009

A Great Magnet Game

Jishaku is a new game that combines magnets with egg-crate foam to create a simple strategy game that relies on…

June 30, 2008

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