Jim Crawford of StrangeCo says: "I wanted to show you the new figure we're premiering at the NY toy fair next week. Thought you might be interested.
"It's called "Mr. Bumper", and it's a larger-sized limited edition vinyl, maybe 7 inches in length. The chassis of the vehicle actually lifts off of the driver, revealing that he's not actually driving a sentient amphibian, but is in fact an 8-legged frog wearing an ornate cowl. This is a prototype; the gloss on the final version will be a little toned down."
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
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