The dogs bat it around and as it rolls, occasionally pieces of dog food roll out. My dog Pretzel plays football with it (American soccer) while Nemo just picks it up and drops it. He has learned that dropping it from higher altitudes allows the toy to accelerate a bit more, and that the additional kinetic transference dispenses extra treats. No, really.
I left the sound on in this video so you can hear that on hardwood floors, the toy is a bit loud. It does have rubber ribbing to keep it from destroying the floors, but I would not suggest filling the Kibble Nibble and then expecting peace and quiet.
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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