This comes as a surprise because Sony's not known as a physical toymaker. They've just announced their forthcoming product known as Toio, a deceptively simple-looking pair of small white boxes that have wheels, sensors and a small motor inside. The boxes can both sense the other's presence and can be remote-controlled. Essentially a toy, Sony created Toio to stimulate the imaginations of children.
To do that, they've partnered with different creatives to develop kits for them that exploit Toio's seemingly simple capabilities. Remember that Pythagora Switch Japanese TV show, that educates kids about design? Here's the wicked kit that they've come up with. Watch the whole thing, you'll be amazed at the creativity:
If you're wondering what that cartridge-looking thing is…
…those confer particular capabilities on the Toio blocks. As development continues, new cartridges will be released with new behaviors/abilities.
Toio appears to be Japanese-market only, with a roll-out scheduled for December of this year. They're currently taking reservations here.
A desktop CNC milling machine can be a practical addition to your prototyping or small-scale fabrication operations.
3D modeling has been a part of the profession of industrial design since before computers were even conceived.
With so many online learning platforms out there, it can be hard as a designer to decipher where to go...
We are building this list as a resource for designers who are looking for a starting point in picking a...
In the 1990s 3D printing was adopted by forward-looking design studios for prototyping – it was not widespread though for...
Community driven, engineering oriented, detailed and aesthetic, 3D printing oriented, royalty-free, paid, free.
Technology can be a great help when it comes to organizing your research on an ongoing project or in new...
Don't have an account? Join Now
Create a Core77 Account
Already have an account? Sign In
Please enter your email and we will send an email to reset your password.
Aibo doesn't count as a toy?