Xiaomi Mi3 Goes On Sale In India For One Day

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Xiaomi has announced that they will be making their Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone available in India for one day only, the handset will be available to buy today in India.

The company made the handset available in India previously, but the device quickly sold out each time the company made it available.

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3D Printable Robots DIY Kits Created By BQ

3D Printable Robots Created By BQ

If you enjoy building things and would like to start building basic 3D printable robots you may be interested in a new range of robot DIY kits which have been created by BQ.

BQ has created a range of robotic kits that consist of 10 electronic components and the battery holder allowing you to print off the components that are required to finish construction using a 3D printer.

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Zboard 2 Electric Skateboard Lands on Indiegogo

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Way back in 2012 we talked about the original Zboard electric skateboard that helped people get around and have fun. A new version of that skateboard has hit Indiegogo and this time out it has a much longer driving range. The Zboard 2 has up to a 24 mile range per charge if you buy the Zboard 2 Pearl model. The standard Zboard 2 Blue model is good for 16 miles per charge.

The difference between the two appears to be the battery size with each good for a top speed of 20mph. Both versions use new 500W brushless motors that are faster and more efficient than previous motors. The brushless motors also allow the rider to push and coast naturally, when the battery is off. The Zboard 2 Blue weighs 16 pounds.

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Codie Toy Robot Teaches Children The Principles Of Coding (video)

Codie Toy Robot

Any parents or teachers that would like to teach their children the principles of coding in a fun and entertaining way, may be interested in a new toy robot called codie.

Codie has been created to interact with a companion smartphone application and uses a brand new programming language that has been design by its developers to simplify the abstract patterns of coding into blocks.

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Quirkbot Let You Build Robots Using Drinking Straws (video)

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We have featured many different types of DIY robots here on Geeky Gadgets over the years, that can be created using a variety of different materials, although I don’t think we have ever featured robots created using drinking straws and a new device called the Quirkbot.

Quirkbot is a small micro-controller that has been specifically designed for children aged ten and over to use to create a variety of different robots and projects and weird sounding creatures with blinking eyes. Watch the video below to learn more about the new Quirkbot board.

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Trobo plush Robots Aim to get Kids interested in Science and Engineering

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It can be a big challenge for teachers and parents to get children interested in science, technology, engineering, and math at an early age. These are the categories where many kids need the most help and one way to help get children interested is with cool toys that make learning fun. This is where the plush robot called Trobo comes in. Trobos are like stuffed animals that are able to connect wirelessly to iPhones and iPads.

The voice of the robot toys comes from the plush toy and they read digital storybooks to kids as the child looks at the digital books on the connected device. The stories are customized with the child’s name and likeness so the kids can see themselves in the story.

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LEGO Carbon Fiber Tiles Make The Perfect Finishing Touch To Any Project (video)

Lego Carbon Fiber

LEGO master builders that are looking for the perfect finishing touch to their creations might be interested in the new range of Lego carbon fiber tiles that have been created by Mark Carpenter in the US.

The LEGO carbon fibre tiles are 1×2 tiles and are constructed from 3mm sheets of high gloss carbon fiber. Check out the video below to learn more, all tiles are 3mm tall and machined from sheets of aerospace grade carbon fiber.

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Bitsbox Offers Monthly Coding Projects For Children To Enjoy (video)

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Parents looking to help their children learn how to code might be interested in a new system that has been created to offer monthly coding projects designed specifically for children called Bitsbox.

The Bitsbox system has launched over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise $45,000 to help the idea go into production and has already raised over $30,000 in just the first few days of the campaign lauching.

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DynePod Offers Wearable Fun For Kids And The Internet of Toys (video)

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Krissa Watry MIT graduate and Dynepic co-founder has launched her new creation called DynePod, over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website.

DynePods have been created to provide children with educational, programmable, connected toys and has put her skills in building aerospace hardware to the test. check out the video after the jump to learn more about these new wearable toys.

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JUMPY Kids Smartwatch Interacts With Parents Smartphone (video)

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If you are looking for a neat way to keep track of your child whilst out and about you might be interested in a new kids smartwatch called JUMPY which supports both Android and iOS smartphones.

The JUMPY kids smartphone has been designed to be worn by children aged 5 and above and connects to the parent smartphone allowing them to not only keep tabs on where their child is but also interact with them in an entertaining way. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about this innovative new kids smartwatch.

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IngoCraft 3D Printable Construction Sets Designed On Your Tablet (video)

IngoCraft

Ingocraft this week has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to help fund a very unique 3D modelling tablet application that has been designed to be use on both iOS and Android tablets.

Once you have constructed your design you can then 3D print the required parts to help you construct your design in real life. Check out the video after the jump to learn more and see how the system functions.

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