Weekly Roundup: Rubik’s Cube and the Pocket Electronic Calculator

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The robots at the San Mateo Maker Faire were one of our favorite things to see. R2-D2 and a Dalek roamed their respective areas, which was a sight to behold.

Raspberry Pi had an excellent booth at Maker Faire. Their interactive connect-the-dots-style PCBs were a hit with visitors of all ages.

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The Invention of the Rubik’s Cube
Erno Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube 41 years ago. When he first invented it, Rubik didn’t know whether this puzzle could be solved. Widely considered the bestselling toy of all time, the only difference between Professor Rubik’s original patent and today’s is that the colored stickers have been replaced with colored tiles—to stop cheaters.

Developing the Pocket Electronic Calculator
The history of the pocket calculator began in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was one of the first consumer products to make use of integrated circuits.

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Book Sprouts into Tree When Planted
Plant this book when you’re done reading it, and it will sprout into jacaranda saplings!

Awesome Book

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