Self-Stacking Building Blocks Are Nothing Short of Magic

Deciding that the lowly building block was due for an upgrade, researchers at MIT have created something amazing. The simple-looking M-Blocks are made from an aluminum frame filled with electronics, an electric motor that can spin up to 20,000 rpm, and a flywheel. And they can perform some amazing feats without any… » 4/16/14 1:20pm 4/16/14 1:20pm

Interactive Blocks Are Sure To Lure Kids Back To Wooden Marble Mazes

Kids these days don't want to play with wooden blocks—they want to play wooden block games on a tablet. But Felix Heibeck has come up with a wonderful way to lure kids away from their touchscreens by adding electronic and interactive blocks to those wooden marble mazes, cleverly bridging both worlds. » 10/04/13 3:39pm 10/04/13 3:39pm

Eames House Alphabet Blocks: M Is For "Make Your Kids Cooler"

Terrible aesthetics and children's toys go hand in hand. Barbie's "Dreamhouse" is an uninspired architectural disaster, and the font used on most alphabet blocks leaves design-minded parents actually missing Comic Sans. But what's the alternative? How about a set of alphabet blocks with beautiful typography and… » 1/22/13 10:19am 1/22/13 10:19am