Building blocks just got a whole lot cooler, interactive, and EXTREMELY Nerdy.
As a kid, I had a crazy vivid imagination when pretend playing: A stick was easily transformed into a wand/gun/sword. An unused hose nozzle spray head made the perfect fake gun (since my parents didn’t allow any type of fake gun in the household, but are now super into practicing their 2nd amendment rights… go figure), and play-doh with a couple of used batteries would serve as my makeshift C4 explosives, etc…
I had a few sets of legos and loved that you could build anything you wanted. Didn’t matter how “primitive” the shapes were, as long as I could get a general outline of something, it would serve as its purpose. What the Seamless Toy Company has done is created a set of plug-n-play sensors, motors and logic blocks for kids (and… ahem… adults) to create a customizable interactive experience… OR simply… make things do other amazing things. Add an ejector seat to a car, add some “flair” to your wardrobe, or create a R/C car out of Legos.
These ATOMs allow a user to infuse interactive abilities into items they already have including things like LEGOs, costumes, action figures or dolls. They’re extremely user-friendly (you don’t need an electrical engineering degree to tinker with them) and you can get things set up within 5 to 10 minutes after removing them from the package.
There are 4 different types of ATOMs: Sensors (yellow), Power (red), Logic (green) and Action (blue). Sensor blocks include accelerometers and control knobs, power includes bluetooth capability and rechargeable battery, Logic blocks include splitters and flip flops, and Action blocks include things like vibration, motor, recorders, or lights. All of them can be ordered individually, but it’s best to start out with one of their Starter Sets to get you familiar with how they work. Here a couple of samples:
1) Pascal – $119.99
2) ATOMagic Wave Wand – $99.99
Create a robotic wand to simulate magic. Use it to light up the room or bring your toys to life with a flip of the wrist.
ATOMs are recommended for kids ages 8 to 12 OR man-boys of any age. Now excuse me while I add some gun sounds to the spray nozzle on the sink and bust a cap in those pesky dirty dishes (pew pew).