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Answer #1: Both are running on garbage (though the car is fictional). That is right, this little "battery" is made of mud. MudWatt, designed by a young engineer, decided to make a toy version of what scientists are trying to do right now when it comes to creating sources of sustainable energy. After the Kickstarter project is done (already fully funded), the MudWatts will go for about $30 but there will be other options.
|If you have more than one, you can use it to see what would produce more energy. What would your child put in there? Can you guess what my child put in here? We got our mud from the neighborhood park.|
|You get to put it all in this container, and no soldering is necessary. A free app allows you to measure the wattage coming out based on the LED blink rate! FASCINATING! Can anyone say science project???????|
Tobo Track – ($31.00 and above)
|The numbers are very cool. There must be an algorithm or something in there.|
These are Tobo Toys and they have been selling already but now there is a Kickstarter launched to make Tobo compatible with LEGO and Thomas-style tracks! Isn't that amazing?
|If you would like to be one of the first to have these, in the world!!!!! then get to that link and support it before 4/21/15|
Green Toys Dig and Discover Set- ($24.95) You will never have to buy another pail and shovel again. This one is built to last (in a very ec0-supportive way of course).
These toys are sooooooo strong. You have no idea. Yes, they cost more than the cheap plastic ones that you would find in a drugstore but seriously, I have converted now. Just listen to this!
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Incredible Plate Tectonics – ($7.95)
Excuse me but how cool is this book? This subject is something that every elementary school student must learn in school. It's a great investment!
This book isn't long. Maybe 40 pages? I love it.
Scratch Map Deluxe – ($29.95)
Here is my secret. Use an eraser. Don't use a coin. Erasers work best! This map is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!
|somewhat translucent, no?|
|My kids like to run a lot but somehow, the garlands make it harder for them to do so.|
|This was an exhibit at the NY Hall of Science. Look how these strips create moving shadows and imagine how they would effect the light in a room.|
This is my felt ball fidget. It's still a work in progress but it is totally awesome!!!! Thank you Giftsland.
YOXO Toys Mega Builder - ($59.99)
Can the world be built with just Y's, X's, and O's? Does this look very simple to you? Think again.
|The Minecraft Piggy.|
|Some other Minecraft character|
You can win the Original in this giveaway!
Geek & Co. Grass Head – ($19.95)
This was unbelievably fun!
|It comes with a little extra soild and stocking and so I made one too!|
Geek & Co. Garden Pirates – ($14.95)
I never knew that you could actually make your own seed bombs but you totally can!
|I think we added too much plaster. The good thing is that the molds are reusable.|
|Use Skitch to keep track of where you planted the little pirates.|
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Answer # 2: Both MudWatt and Mr. Fusion from the storied car have the year 2015 in common. MudWatt launched their Kickstarter in 2015 and when the Professor came back to 1985 to get Marty and Jennifer and take them back to the future, they were going to 2015 because the professor said that this was what people in the future (aka 2015!) were using then. OY!
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