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For those outside the UK, Argos is an unusual kind of store. It's a catalogue shop, so it's products are essentially mail order. Except Argos has a massive chain of high street stores, so it's mail order goods where you actually go into a store to buy the stuff. Just like non-mail order goods...   Yeah, I know it doesn't make any sense, but the company's been going for a long time, and over here you just accept the non-sequitur of its existence, and move on.   Argos, Winter, 1985. It ...
Just saw this on Kickstarter, and I have to say I quite like the idea.     It doesn't look like it's very programmable, and the modular design is pretty basic, but that's no bad thing if it gets the kids interested in the idea of building cool electronics projects.   Kind of reminds me of Big Trak, in the way you can set the individual rotors to follow set commands   Sub-$100 too, which is always a good price point for a new device aimed at kids (not literally aime ...
Okay, you guys are all pretty good with electronics, right? I mean, that's why you hang around at element14 in the first place.   Therefore, you'll all be acutely aware of the following affliction, that I un-lovingly call "Tech Support Syndrome":   Tech Support Syndromenoun /' tek səˈpɔːt sɪn.drəʊm/ when a technologically adept individual is unwittingly established as the personal, on-call, 24-hour, 365-days-a-year free tech support service for friends and family, usually against thei ...

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