Rumble Robots were one of the most popular toys to hit the shelves in 2001. While there's no revolutionary machinery involved in their design, they do combine several familiar technologies in an innovative way.
The classic little water gun has evolved into a double-barrel water blaster that can soak someone standing 50 feet away. This isn't your father's water gun. The pump mechanisms at work here are pretty ingenious. Take a look inside these high-power toys.
The Magna Doodle... For kids it's a cool toy. For parents it's art without the mess. For the rest of us, it's a tribute to the beauty of physics. Watch videos of how the Magna Doodle works and discover the science behind the Doodle.
The Dancing Monster is a popular novelty toy that reacts to noise or motion that it senses in the surrounding area. Find out how the Dancing Monster works and what the different Dancing Monster parts do to entertain and surprise.
Singing fish are everywhere -- at the mall, on TV and in catalogs! They are silly, but it turns out that there is an amazing amount of technology inside them -- they are really simple robots! Find out exactly how they work.
Ever wanted to make that pinewood derby car run faster? This article breaks it down mathematically, focusing on air resistance, axle friction and tire stickiness and how these factors affect the performance of your car.
A drawing toy with a white screen and a "pen" that lets you draw on it, along with a slider to erase the whole thing when you're through: Magna Doodle has remained popular with kids despite its simplicity.
They look so unimpressive: a pair of flimsy glasses with thin plastic lenses, one blue and one red. But when you wear them in a 3-D movie, the images seem to leap off the screen toward you. How does the magic work?
The Flybar is a new kind of pogo stick for adults that can take you higher than your flimsy childhood toy ever could. Learn about the new technology and design overhaul that makes the new Flybar so powerful.