Gadgets - just not for nerds

25 JULY 2017
Apple Home Kit Socket Adapter Radio control of the power supply

HomeKit socket: Control and monitoring of power sources in the smart home

In the smart home, electrical devices and systems in particular should be able to be controlled and monitored using smartphones, tablets, voice control and the like. With a HomeKit socket, you can also connect devices that are not for the Internet of Things [...]
20 JULY 2017

Tinkerbots: Robot and machine construction kit for children from 6 years

Tinkerbots is a manufacturer of various robotics and technology sets in a modular system for children from 6 years of age. The former start-up has produced three robot sets with which basic knowledge and simple operating options are covered as well as the [...]
13 JULY 2017
DJI Spark in the test - advantages, disadvantages and the comparison with the Mavic Pro

The mini drone "DJI Spark" in the test and in comparison to the Mavic Pro

The DJI Spark is the smallest model that DJI currently has on the market. My copy just arrived a good three weeks ago and has been in use a lot since then. I have some experience as a result [...]
6 JULY 2017

Network cable: Assignment of wires and pins for Ethernet

Network cables, network cables for short, their assignment, this and that standard for pins and wires, the difference between Token Ring and Ethernet, what has to be considered with connectors and cabling, and much more - the [...]
3 JULY 2017

Great Ball Contraption with 200+ modules moves Lego balls through the exhibition hall

Brickworld Chicago, a Lego Convention that was held on June 17 and 18, 2017, showed a Great Ball Contraption (GBC), a large device in which Lego balls are moved automatically. The partly motor-driven, partly [...]
29th of June 2017

SATA to USB adapter: Inexpensive alternative to external hard drive enclosures

If you want to connect a hard drive externally to your PC or Apple Mac, you can either use the hard drive case or SATA to USB adapter. I already introduced you to external hard drive enclosures at the beginning of the month. [...]
27th of June 2017
A very nice idea is the small slot in the power bank, in which one of the two adapters can be accommodated. Unfortunately, you can't get the adapter out with your finger, but if you plug in the charging cable, you can pull it out.

Flat 3-in-1 power bank with Lightning, USB-C and Micro-USB plugs

It's not like I don't have enough power banks. I have a number of models flying around, but I was still missing one thing: a power bank that was as flat as possible, a Lightning, a USB-C and a micro-USB [...]
13th of June 2017

Toy robots with AI: Anki Cozmo in first tests

The Anki Cosmo is a small robot with artificial intelligence, learning potential and its own toy that can be ordered or bought in stores in Germany in September 2017. However, there are already the first [...]
1th of June 2017

Play laser tag everywhere? You can do it with these laser pistols!

Lasertag is a game that can be played outdoors, in a hall, or in a lasertag arena. The focus is on action and fun, but tactics and strategies for winning are also necessary. At [...]
30. May 2017

Buy DJI Spark: Recommendation of the Fly More Combo

If you want to buy the DJI Spark, there are many good reasons and one very important place to go - namely the DJI Online Store. The mini drone with a weight of just 300g, a maximum speed [...]