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Lego meets Origami. Troxes are triangular, interlocking building blocks. One shape, infinite possibilities.

Troxes were designed at the MIT Media Lab as a medium for geometric play beyond the boxes and right angles that are so common in most building toys. Troxes exercise and deepen spatial thinking, and allow for the construction of objects as beautiful as they are unusual.

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At the MIT Media Lab, we invented a device that captures air pollution. We turned this pollution into safe, high-quality ink for art.

Three years ago, we asked ourselves a simple question. How can we turn something as ugly as air pollution into something as beautiful as art?

That’s how we came up with AIR-INK.

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Playful immersion in advanced STEM. Teachable robots solve kid-built mazes with artificial intelligence. Supports 2 Hexbug Spiders.

bots_alive is a kit that turns remote-controlled Hexbug® Spiders into smart and autonomous creatures.

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Meet SproutsIO, the high performance system that makes growing Personal Produce™ a pleasure. Grow indoors, year-round, soil-free.

Meet SproutsIO, the high performance system that makes growing Personal Produce™ a pleasure. Grow indoors, year-round, soil-free.

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A meticulously designed poster to sharpen your internal sense of scale. Use your body to measure things!

A meticulously designed poster to sharpen your internal sense of scale. Use your body to measure things!

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Slow Dance makes things move in ways you never thought possible. For all those who love mystery, beauty, and wonder.

Slow Dance makes things move in ways you never thought possible. For all those who love mystery, beauty, and wonder.

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WOVNS allows everyone to turn their digital designs into custom Jacquard-woven fabric, in quantities as small as a single yard.

WOVNS allows everyone to turn their digital designs into custom Jacquard-woven fabric, in quantities as small as a single yard.

Collection of technologies to connect you with your environment, senses and peers via liberation, immersion, care, synergy and sharing.

Collection of technologies to connect you with your environment, senses and peers via liberation, immersion, care, synergy and sharing.

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A beautifully crafted camera system that empowers drivers to easily capture, edit, and share interesting moments right from the road.

A beautifully crafted camera system that empowers drivers to easily capture, edit, and share interesting moments right from the road.

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A precision Bluetooth cooking tool with or without your iPhone. Tinker with your recipes, not your tools.

A precision Bluetooth cooking tool with or without your smartphone. Tinker with your recipes, not your tools.

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A minimal pen in a pocketable sleeve engineered to last generations.

A minimal pen in a pocketable sleeve engineered to last generations from Media Lab alums Taylor Levy and Che-Wei Wang, also known as cw&t.

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Tech is going Bananas! Slip'n Selfie, Dog-o-Phone, Flappy Jello. Invent on the GO!

Makey Makey GO is the world's first invention kit that goes with you everywhere. Makey Makey GO catalyzes the same creativity and ingenuity in creators as the original, award-winning Makey Makey Classic and gives today’s tinkerers, dreamers, and makers even more mobility.

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The world’s first eraser for conductive ink drawings. Now anyone can make their own circuits on paper quickly and easily.

The world’s first eraser for conductive ink drawings. Now anyone can make their own circuits on paper quickly and easily.

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Jolt makes a head impact sensor for athletes, with a connected app that immediately alerts parents & coaches to significant impacts.

Jolt is a wearable sensor that allows parents and coaches to track and evaluate their children's head impacts in real-time.

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Making thinking tangible by programming robots in early childhood

KIBO gives children the chance to make their ideas physical and tangible—exactly what their young minds and bodies need. And KIBO does all this without requiring screen time from PCs, tablets or smartphones.

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Coding is the new literacy. With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) learn to program their own interactive stories and games. Want to download the app? See scratchjr.org

ScratchJr was inspired by the popular Scratch programming language, used by millions of young people (ages 8 and up) around the world. In creating ScratchJr, we redesigned the interface and programming language to make them developmentally appropriate for younger children.

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Send mail to kids' toys from your phone. Our toys will speak them back in their funny voice, or yours. Kids can reply too!

Like voicemail or email–but way more fun because your messages are sent to toys to speak back. Parents, grandparents, cousins, neighbors, friends (really, anyone who matters) can stay connected to kids they love using Toymail.

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Cook better with precise temperature readings, alerts to iPhones anywhere, & recipe graphs for repeatable results. Built in the US.

With Range, you can take the guesswork out of cooking and perfect your kitchen craft.

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Display images and animations on your bike wheel. Download your own graphics to the Monkey Light Pro and show them while you ride.

The Monkey Light Pro displays images and animations on a bicycle wheel. Co-founder Dan Goldwater was a scientist at the MIT Media Lab when he built his first art bike; he also was a co-founder of Instructables.com.

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The easiest, most reliable way to connect to the internet, anywhere in the world, even when you don’t have electricity

Media Lab Director's Fellows Juliana Rotich and David Kobia and their colleagues at Ushahidi have created BRCK, a way to power the internet when you don't have electricity.

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With the Othermill, custom circuits, product prototypes, and other 3D objects are at your fingertips.

An easy to use, affordable, computer controlled mill.

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A wireless square with sensors and a simple web app to set rules, Twine tells you what your things are doing by email, text or Twitter.

Twine is the simplest way to get the objects in your life talking to you remotely. It's a temperature, vibration and orientation sensor that emails you when its environment changes.

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Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to your world and start inventing the future.

MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple invention kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween.

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An affordable, high-resolution 3D printer for professional creators.

The Precision of Stereolithography.
Right on Your Desktop.

The Form 1 marries high-end stereolithography (SL) technology and a seamless user experience at a price affordable to the professional designer, engineer and maker.

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Make your own aerial photos and maps with our flight kit and MapKnitter browser app. Add a camera to our reusable 5.5' balloon & kit.

Normally aerial maps are made from satellites and airplanes. This balloon based approach introduces an on-demand capability where events or environmental conditions are mapped at a specific moment in time. From a community that is interested in civic and environmental issues.

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Safecast launched a year ago thanks in part to Kickstarter. We're making an awesome limited edition geiger counter to say thanks!

Safecast is a global sensor network for collecting and sharing radiation measurements to empower people with data about their environments.

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A kinetic optical illusion sculpture, with a new kind of limited edition — I will make however many people want in the next 60 days.

A kinetic sculpture from Jeff Lieberman based on perceptual and physical principles.

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We're hitting the beaches and hitching boat rides to make aerial images of the gulf oil spill's effects using cameras attached to balloons and kites.

A group of activists, educators, technologists, and community organizers have been working with New Orleans-based Louisiana Bucket Brigade to get Gulf Coast residents out on boats and along beaches to produce high-resolution aerial imagery of the gulf oil spill’s effects.

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ATOMS are a system of plug-n-play sensors, motors and logic blocks for kids and adults to make things that do amazing things.

ATOMS is a plug-n-play electronics construction system that enables people to build things that do amazing things.

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An uplifting story of Palestinian youth in Gaza on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown.

An uplifting story of Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. A film co-produced with young filmmakers in Gaza.

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It's a pen that can draw in the air! 3Doodler is the 3D printing pen you can hold in your hand. Lift your imagination off the page!

3Doodler is the 3D printing pen you can hold in your hand.

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Modkit makes programming the physical world a snap! Inspired by MIT Media Lab's Scratch, Arduino programming is now accessible to Everyone!

Modkit makes programming the physical world a snap! Inspired by MIT Media Lab's Scratch, Arduino programming is now accessible to Everyone!

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Modkit Micro is the easiest way to program a growing list of open hardware platforms from Arduino to Wiring.

Modkit Micro is the easiest way to program a growing list of open hardware platforms from Arduino to Wiring.

CineSkates is a portable tripod slider system that enables fluid, rolling video without the hassle of bulky camera gear.

CineSkates is a portable tripod slider system that enables fluid, rolling video without the hassle of bulky camera gear.

CineMoco takes video beyond what the eye can see. It's modular motion control for cameras.

CineMoco is a compact motor controlled dolly and slider for video and timelapse photography.