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THESE 8 TOYS CAN MAKE YOUR KIDS SMARTER

While many STEM toys revolve around a screen of some sort, these transparent blocks are much more hands-on, letting kids transform everything from their LEGO sets to household objects. See complete review.

Review: Circuit Cubes — Electronic Building Blocks for Young Experimenters

Circuit Cubes are designed to work with the Legos in your kid's bedroom. That's right: Plain old Legos. See full review.

Building Blocks that will Turn LEGOs into Smart Toys

Amazing video that Yahoo! made just for us. Watch now.


Tenka Labs raises another $2M to get its kids’ LEGO engineering kits in retailers

Circuit Cubes … are primed to be potential gifts from parents or relatives looking to get kids interested in engineering. Read more

Tenka Labs Secures $2 Million

Unlike other circuit toys on the market, Circuit Cubes offers a  unique transparent design. More news

YOU: CUBE

Major retailers including Target, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and the MoMA Design Store will be selling the company’s three Circuit Cubes sets. Full story


Sausalito's Tenka Labs Wins North Bay Maker Award

We were honored with a 2017 Education Technology award. Read More.

These STEM coding tools will entertain your kids while teaching them about programming and robotics

We're in great company! Read More.

 

STEM Toy Fair 2017 Highlights

One of three toys that might be a hit for future engineers and devs. Read more.

The Ultimate Top Toys for Christmas List, 2017

What are the top top toys of 2017? With over 300 gift ideas for kids, here is the ULTIMATE gift guide to the Top Toys For Christmas 2017. See Circuit Cubes.

Is There Such a Thing as Good Tech Play?

Hint: The answer is 'yes'! Read more to see how Circuit Cubes contribute.


These Clever Electronic Blocks Bring Your LEGOs to Life

There are plenty of ways to get started with electronics, from littleBits to messing around with Arduinos, but the new Circuit Cubes might be the simplest, most clever way to get started yet. Read more.

Toys Go High-Tech: The Best of the 2017 Toy Fair

In good company with Barbie and Batman! See write-up.

Trend Alert! Everything You Need to Know About Toy Fair 2017

New and cool toys we think totally rock. To the toys!


Some Successful Approaches to Keep Girls in STEM

Tenka Labs co-founder and CEO Nate MacDonald believes that there are three keys to getting girls involved in engineering. See more.

We Love These Toys That Break Down Gender Barriers

"[B]rilliantly basic engineering at it’s finest and is ideal for mini-makers everywhere." Read more.

5 New Super-Cool Stem Toys For Kids

"We love that it promotes both STEM and imaginative play." See which other great toys are included!


Tenka Labs Shows Off New Building Blocks For Fun Learning In The Digital Age

They’re like really smart LEGOs. See more.

Tenka Labs Raise $2.1 Million to Turn LEGO Blocks Into Kids' Engineering Projects

The idea here is that Tenka Labs wants to catch students and give them a better foundation before they graduate to something more sophisticated like a protoboard and start building more advanced circuits. See complete interview.

Tenka Labs Unveils Circuit Cubes to Take LEGO-Like Building Blocks into the Electronic Age

As a toy-agnostic power source that can make vintage toys smarter and bring LEGOs to life, Circuit Cubes offer the first tangible glimpse of the future of play. Read the entire preview.


All the Cool and Crazy New Toys Coming in 2017!

We're proud to be in great company! See more terrific toys.

Three Cool Add-On LEGO Sets That Make Your Builds Even Cooler

"If your kid loves all things STEM, including LEGOs, Circuit Cubes will make a great gift." Read more!

These Electronic Bricks Breathe Life Into Your Kids' LEGOs

It used to be that when you finished building something with LEGOs, you put it on the table for your parents to admire. It didn’t walk, light up, or move around — it was just there. Those days are long gone. Read more.


Circuit Cubes Teach Kids Basics of Circuitry with LEGO Blocks, Light-Up LEDS

For a subject as abstract as circuitry, there’s perhaps no better way to convey the basics than with Circuit Cubes, snap-on modules that kids can use to build the machines of their dreams. Watch the Video!

Lego is totally awesome, but Tenka Labs wants to make it smarter

Tenka Labs has a new product that makes Legos even more awesome. Learn why!

Block Party

A generous video interview with editor Guy Cimbalo allows Nate and John to demonstrate and discuss Circuit Cubes. Watch it!


CIRCUIT CUBES MAKE ENGINEERING BASICS A SNAP FOR KIDS

Kids that fall in love with technology and engineering have never had it better. Read more.

CES2017 Best of Show Tech Tools

Top 10 round-up of best Ed-Tech launches at CES2017! See our esteemed companions.

Transform Your LEGOs into Robots with This Kit

The Cube's LEGO-compatibility is a game-changer, allowing you to use the modules to enhance anything you can build with bricks. See more pictures and analysis.


Tenka Labs Circuit Cubes Launched

We love that the range of project kits will appeal to girls and boys. Adding tech into the mix is a great way to keep crafting and construction toys relevant to kids as they get older. See complete preview.

CIRCUIT CUBES AT CES 2017 — VIDEO!

Circuit Cubes co-founder John Schuster shows all of the fun ways that our Cubes can play with old toys, LEGO bricks, household items — you name it. (This is one of our favorites.) See for yourself!

Smart toy maker Tenka Labs attracts $2.1 mln seed

Our press release announcement gets a full reprint. See it!


Smart Toy Company Tenka Labs Raises $2.1M To Grow Staff and Expand Production

News blurb announces our funding and ambitions. Read more.

OUR FAVORITES FROM CES 2017

Circuit Cubes are little boxes containing motors, lights, magnets, and more that bring other toys to life. You can use them with many different toys and household items, but they’re specially sized to work with LEGO blocks. See all favorites.

TECH TOOLS FOR EDUCATION: WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN 2017

These little cubes with built-in circuits pack in a nice punch for educators targeting STEM and 21st century skills. Read on.


CIRCUIT CUBES, ENGINEERING KIT MEETS LEGO

Live from the CES2017 floor, Dad Does looks at new favorites — and stops by the Circuit Cubes booth! Watch the video.

TOYS THAT MAKE OTHER TOYS SMARTER

An interview, live from the CES 2017 floor, with co-founders Nate MacDonald and John Schuster by Family Tech TV. Watch the video.

TENKA LABS, EDUCATIONAL TOY COMPANY, ON THE BRINK OF A NEW PRODUCT FOR YOUNG INNOVATORS

A Q&A with co-founder Nate MacDonald just before Circuit Cubes' official launch. Read the full story.


CIRCUIT CUBES, ENGINEERING KIT MEETS LEGO — FIRST LOOK AT CES 2017

At CES2017 we got our first look at Circuit Cubes. Neat blocks that encourage kids to build and experiment in the analog world. Read more.

Circuit Cubes Announces Building Block Kits to Teach Circuit Operations

Great STEM notice for educators. See write-up.

Make learning fun with these 7 educational apps and gadgets for kids

One of the STEM focuses for young women is engineering, and these Circuit Cubes can help teach kids the fundamentals of electrical wiring. Read more!


 

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