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Lego Mindstorms NXT

Lego Mindstorms NXT is a robotic kit. It is made to build and program first robot in 30 minutes. The kit replaces a system called Robotics Invention System. The available versions are: Lego Mindstorms NXT 1.0, Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0 and Lego Mind ...

Geoff Peterson

Geoff Peterson is an animatronic human skeleton. It is the sidekick on the late-night talk show The Late Show with Craig Ferguson. It is voiced by Josh Robert Thompson. It first appeared on The Late Show on April 5, 2010. It was built by Grant Im ...

Robot

A robot is a machine that can move and do certain tasks. Robots are controlled by a computer program or electronic circuitry. They may be directly controlled by humans. They may be designed to look like humans, in which case their behaviour may s ...

Uncanny valley

The uncanny valley is a psychological theory about the effect involving art and robots and human emotions. As something starts to look more human-like, there is a point at which people start to feel it looks wrong. At this point, they have negati ...

Telephone

A telephone, also known as a phone, is a communication tool. Originally it was an electric tool transmitting analogue speech along wires. Now it is an electronic tool sending digital signals on wires or radio transmission. Using a telephone, two ...

Collect call

A collect call, also called a "reverse charge call", is a type of telephone call. Usually, when a telephone call is made, the person who makes the call pays for the call, rather than the person who receives the call at the other end. In a collect ...

Hotline

Commonly, a hotline is a telephone service, which offers specialized information. This information can be about how to deal with certain situations, but it can also be about the products of a company. The term originally came from a telephone whi ...

Skype

Skype is a software program that uses the Internet to make telephone calls. It was created in 2003 by the Swedish and Danish Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, and is currently run by a company in Luxembourg called Skype Technologies S.A.R.L, whic ...

TAT-1

TAT-1 was the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system. It was laid between Oban, Scotland and Clarenville, Newfoundland. Two cables were laid between 1955 and 1956. One cable for each direction. It was inaugurated on September 25, 19 ...

Telephone box

A telephone box or phone booth is a public kiosk enclosing a payphone. It is usually an item of street furniture, though some may be inside a building. United Kingdom telephone boxes were designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and were common in the ...

Telephone card

A telephone card, calling card or phone card for short, is a small plastic card that is used to pay for telephone calls. They usually hold a set value of credit. Some cards can be recharged with more credit.

Voice over Internet Protocol

Voice over Internet protocol is a term used for a number of protocols that are used to carry voice data over packet switched networks. Beforehand, telephony used a dedicated line, that was only for calls. This was known as PSTN. Using VOIP will r ...

Vehicle

A vehicle is a machine to move people and things. A vehicle is not alive. A horse can move people and things, but it is an animal, not a machine or a vehicle.

Ambulance

An ambulance is a type of vehicle made to carry sick or injured people. Normally, ambulances go to people in emergencies to take people to hospital. Examples of emergencies include heart attacks, strokes, serious bleeding, broken bones, chest pai ...

Articulated vehicle

An articulated vehicle is a vehicle which has a pivot joint. This allows the vehicle to turn more sharply. There are many kinds of articulated vehicles: buses, trams and trains may be articulated. Steam locomotives were sometimes articulated so t ...

Cable car

A cable car is a type of car that runs on cables above the car. The machines that drive the cables are in the two "winding houses". One winding house is at the bottom and one at the top. It is used much in areas where there are a lot of mountains ...

Car design

Car design is the process of determining how cars and other motor vehicles like trucks look and feel. Most cars are designed by a large group of people that usually includes artists and engineers.

Electronic gear shifting

In 1861, Pirren Michaux invented the first bicycle with pedals. Later bicycles are more complex. They have a drivetrain. The first bicycle gearshift was constructed at the beginning of the 20th century. It had two speeds. Now, some bicycles have ...

Gondola lift

A gondola lift is a type of public transport. It consists of cabins fixed to a cable that travels between two stations. The cable is moved around by motors at the stations and is lifted from the ground by towers. A gondola lift is similar to a ca ...

Hovercraft

A hovercraft is a vehicle supported and moved by a cushion of air blowing downwards. They are used on water, land, ice and other areas where the surface is smooth. A difference in air pressure between the ship and the atmosphere creates lift, cau ...

Hydrogen car

A hydrogen car is a vehicle that uses hydrogen as its fuel for motive power. A Hydrogen car does not have to be a car, it can be any transportation vehicle that uses hydrogen in a similar way, like an aircraft.

Seating capacity

Seating capacity is the highest number of people who can sit in a specific space. This limit can be either from the amount of space available, or from a law saying how many people are allowed to be there at a time. Seating capacity can be for dif ...

Spotting (off-road)

In Off-roading a Spotter is the second set of eyes to help a driver navigate difficult obstacles. Spotters are usually in front of the vehicle and use voice commands along with hand signals to indicate which way to turn the wheels and whether to ...

Steering

Steering is the collection of mechanical parts which allow a vessel or vehicle to follow the desired course. Rail transport vehicles are steered by their rail tracks. In vehicle steering, the person turning the steering wheel directly controls th ...

Toyota Hilux

The Toyota Hilux is a compact pickup truck sold by Toyota. Toyota has been building the Hilux since 1968. New versions have been made at least every decade since then. The most recent big change was in 2015, and the most recent small change was i ...

Trailer (vehicle)

A trailer vehicle is a vehicle that does not have any engine, and instead is attached to another vehicle to move, which could be another trailer or a truck, but the vehicle at the front almost always has an engine to let the trailers move. Traile ...

Wheelspin

Wheelspin is the practice of making wheels lose traction on a road surface. This can occur in manual transmission cars when the clutch is released too quickly while accelerating. This can happen when pulling away from stop. How to do a Wheelspin ...

Windshield

The windshield or windscreen is the front window of a vehicle. It lets drivers see out while at the same time protecting passengers and the driver from weather. Aircraft, cars, buses, motorbikes or trams can all have windshields. Windshields on c ...

Brass band

A brass band is a musical group that is made up of only brass instruments and a drum section. There are several different types of brass bands. One of the more popular types of brass band is the British brass band. A British brass band usually ha ...

Bugle

The bugle is a very simple brass instrument. It has no valves or other mechanisms, the only way the player has to control the pitch is changing the shape of his lips. This means that only notes from the harmonic series can be played.

Cornett

The cornett is a brass instrument from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque times. It is also called a zink, cornetto, or by its Italian name, cornetto curvo. It is different from the modern cornet, also a brass instrument. It has only one feat ...

Euphonium

The euphonium is a brass instrument. It is very similar to the baritone horn, but it is different because the tubes are wider and it is bigger. The euphonium makes low sounds, similar to the trombone. The euphonium has 3 or 4 valves and 1-3 spit ...

Flugelhorn

A Flugelhorn is a musical instrument, a part of the brass family. It looks similar to the trumpet but the tubing is wider and more conical. It is pitched in Bb like trumpets and cornets. It can have three piston valves like a trumpet, or rotary v ...

Horn (musical instrument)

Horns were often used during hunting. These early brass instruments were round so that the hunter could put his arm through it and carry it on his shoulder and blow it while riding a horse. The riders could send messages to one another by blowing ...

Hunting horn

The hunting horn has no keys or valves. All tones and effects have to be produced using lips, cheeks, tongue and air pressure. Some tones are created by stopping the sound with the hand. The French hunting horn was developed around 1817. It is ca ...

Sousaphone

The sousaphone is a brass instrument in the same family as the more widely known tuba. Created around 1893 by J.W. Pepper at the direction of American bandleader John Philip Sousa, it was designed to be easier to play than the concert tuba while ...

Trumpet

A trumpet is a brass instrument used mainly in Classical music and jazz music. The most common type of trumpet is a B♭ trumpet, meaning that if the player plays a C, it will sound like a B♭ in concert pitch. The trumpet is played by blowing into ...

Tuba

The tuba is the biggest of all the brass musical instruments. They are the newest part of the symphony orchestra, first showing up in the mid-19th century. Most orchestras have a tuba now. The standard tuba has about 16 feet of tubes. Tubas are n ...

Danelectro

Danelectro is a manufacturer of musical instruments and accessories, specializing in guitars, bass guitars, amplifiers and effects units. Danelectro was founded by Nathan Daniel in 1947. Jimi Hendrix is among the many well-known guitarists to hav ...

Fender

Fender is a well known company that produces guitars and basses. These are sold all over the world. The founder is Leo Fender. Fender makes the Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars; and the Precision and Jazz basses.

Steinway & Sons

Steinway & Sons, also known as Steinway) is an American-German piano company. It was founded in 1853 in Manhattan, New York City, the United States, by German piano builder Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg. The employees at Steinway were mostly German ...

Vox (musical equipment)

Vox is a Japanese owned company that makes musical equipment. They are known for their guitar amplifiers, organs, bass guitars and electric guitars. The company was first created in Kent, England. It was sold to the Japanese company Korg in 1992.

Clavichord

The clavichord is a very quiet instrument. It was not suitable for playing with other instruments because it was so quiet. But it sounds very beautiful in slow, expressive music. It was used as a practice instrument by harpsichord players, or by ...

Harpsichord

Harpsichords are keyboard instruments that make sound by having the strings plucked with a plectrum. They are thought to have originated when a keyboard was attached to a psaltery. This makes them different from a clavichord where the strings are ...

Lira da braccio

The lira da braccio was a European string instrument that was played with a bow. It was used during the Renaissance. Italian poet-musicians in court in the 15th and 16th centuries often played it to accompany the poems they were reading. The lira ...

Lute

The lute is a kind of musical instrument with strings. The first lutes were brought to Spain by the Moors. Others may have been brought to Europe from Arabic lands. The lute is one of the ancestors of the classical guitar. A lute has an oval-shap ...

Lyre

A lyre is an instrument which is like a mixture between a harp and a guitar. It is held in one hand and the strings are strummed using the other hand. Lyres were among the first string instruments to be invented.

Pan flute

The pan flute or pan pipe is an old musical instrument that has five or more pipes of gradually increasing length. The pan flute has been a folk instrument, and is considered the first mouth organ, ancestor of both the pipe organ and the harmonica.

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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