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Toys 4 techies #COMIT2016

PResentation by Fran Rabuck at at COMIT 2016: Digitally Building Britain, September 2016
More information: http://www.comit.org.uk/liveblog

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Toys 4 techies #COMIT2016

  1. 1. Digitally Building Britain #COMIT2016 28th/29th September 2016. London, UK. Francis Rabuck, Principal Research Consultant Toys for Techies 2016 The world of toys and play become the launching pad for our imagination as children. The world of toys has changed through the generations and this 10th annual presentation on the topic will take a whimsical look back at the history and also preview some of the sure to be favorite tech toys for the holiday season.
  2. 2. 25December Christmas Toys 4 Techies 32% MORE SNOW Toy History Techy GIFTS Letters to Santa 25
  3. 3. BIM & LEGOS • B - I – M, I=? • Information? • Innovation? • Investment? • Toys 4Techies and the LEGO ConnectionToday • But first…more BIM
  4. 4. BIM – BCG Perspective Digital in Engineering and Construction Can BIM really reduce a project's life cycle costs by 20% AND…. substantially improve completion time, quality and safety?
  5. 5. No Shortage of Digital Technologies
  6. 6. Opportunities Enabled
  7. 7. Reduce Annual Costs by $1 Trillion
  8. 8. BIM has a Lifecycle Value
  9. 9. BIM is Now! – KPMG Interactive Map of UK http://www.kpmginteractiveinfrastructure.com/
  10. 10. BIM and LEGO? BIM Blog – Bond Bryan http://bimblog.bondbryan.com/
  11. 11. LEGO as Learning Toys • One of the most interesting toy companies today. • Be sure to look at the Architecture sets for the older children • The robotics NXT kits were a revolution, but now the newWedo Construction kits are setting new standards
  12. 12. Airpods, Dongles and Extensions • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wImaGRkNY • Airpod straps • Alternate Dongles – charge and wired earbuds • Many alternate Bluetooth Earbuds
  13. 13. Brain Hats - OpenBCI
  14. 14. Crayola – Easy Animator
  15. 15. Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse
  16. 16. OzoBot Returns - Evo • More programmability with lights, sounds and proximity sensing • Smartphone control
  17. 17. Cozmo from Anki • Tabletop robot from the people who put AI in racing cars • Programmable • Reads coded blocks • Personality, facial expressions “Cozmo Is an Artificially IntelligentToyTruckThat’s Also the Future of Robotics” –Wired
  18. 18. Code-a-Pillar – Fisher Price
  19. 19. Barbie – Experimenting with an Icon
  20. 20. Star Wars Furbacca Furby
  21. 21. Talking Toys
  22. 22. Hatchimals – Eggs that Hatch into Animals Draggles, Pengualas
  23. 23. New Pokemon Z-Ring Interactive Set • The adventure continues… • For use with Nintendo 3DS
  24. 24. SELFIE Mic Music-Set • Selfie stick with Mic • Record your rockstars • Karaoke for the little ones
  25. 25. Exploding Kittens? Card game that was the most backed project in Kickstarter history.
  26. 26. Just a taste of fun to come…. • Top 100 Toys from Dr. Toy • Worst Toys of the Year • Yummy things • Wearables • Cameras • Drones for Fun • Video Games and New Platforms • Books • And so much more fun things with toys and facts
  27. 27. Letter to Santa, I need your help. After 10 years of following your advice, I’m never sure what to get for my grandchildren. They seem to have everything, but I want to give them the best educational toys that are fun. And I’, always interested in research of new things What can you suggest? Thanks, Mom-mom
  28. 28. Mom-mom (and Poppops, and Moms and Dads), There is one thing you can always give you kids and grandchildren that they will always remember – your time. I wise friend of mine Albert Einstein once said…. “Play is the highest form of research” So simply play on with children and follow me. I’ll always have some new ideas, but the simple act of “play” is all that children need to learn. Thanks, Santa
  29. 29. Closing “Great” Conference • Construction Master Efforts = 2012 Olympics • Bowler Hat with Lightbulb at Ending Ceremony • Tip of my Hat to a “Great Conference”
  30. 30. Questions? More Information? •Francis Rabuck •eMail: frabuck@att.net •Linkedin: •www.linkedin.com/in/francisrabuck/ •Twitter: @frabuck
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PResentation by Fran Rabuck at at COMIT 2016: Digitally Building Britain, September 2016 More information: http://www.comit.org.uk/liveblog

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