Sir Apfelot Blog

2. February 2021
Alldoro Lexi illuminated globe in the test

In the test: the smart “Lexi” 3D illuminated globe from alldoro

A few weeks ago I tested a globe that can display additional information on the iPhone or iPad with the AR function: the Shifu Orboot. This globe, however, was very rudimentary in terms of the imprint and not with [...]
4. May 2019
The Spin Master Perplexus Original ball labyrinth is one of the Preplexus variants that can be classified as medium difficulty (Photos: Sir Apfelot).

In the test: Spin Master Perplexus - a nerdy ball maze for children and adults

I'm glad that I introduced the “nerd stuff” section in the blog a long time ago. So I can also accommodate a few things that do not fall directly into the subject area of ​​computers, but with me [...]
1. May 2019
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The best fidget spinners in 2019

In 2017, so-called fidget spinners were a rapidly spreading trend. Children and adolescents in particular have used these finger toys to calm down, increase concentration and do something to their hands [...]
6. December 2018

Fascinating physics toys for children and adults (part 3/3)

In the third and last part of this series of articles, I will once again present several physics toys for children and adults, which can be used to illustrate physical laws, processes and rules. Fun, learning success and sometimes also a [...]
5. December 2018

Fascinating physics toys for children and adults (part 2/3)

Science, technology, playing and learning - all of this can be realized simultaneously for children and adults with the right physics toy. In the first part of the series I already gave you the Euler disk, the Feel Flux [...]
4. December 2018

Fascinating physics toys for children and adults (part 1/3)

In order to be able to immerse yourself in the world of science and technology, you need a certain amount of enthusiasm in addition to dull school knowledge. This only arises when processes can be observed and experiments can be carried out by hand. Therefore […]
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 [...]
June 13, 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 [...]