Using magnets, static wooden blocks and structures can now almost transform into mobile toys and vehicles, without the added frustration of quickly falling apart.
These are the Top 5 of the best Magnetic Building Toys, kids learn to construct with magnets in a way that allows them to magically create simple but functional working machines with many fun.
Discrepancies of rank are due to a lack of data, covering the entire year, rather than checking page-views after August, or just for October.
The articles below were read less than 20,000 times per month, lower than above, but many still attracted wide readership.
Each of the magnets is strong enough to hold 8 pieces of paper to a standard filing cabinet (which is probably a little more practical than holding a half-pound wrench).
You can also create a unique business card holder or pen & pencil caddy using Bucky Balls.
Listed, in separate groups, are: the Top 1000 articles, then many of the top 10,000 articles, followed by scattered counts for other, various, popular articles (ranked below 10,000).
However, the articles below 10,000 have monthly-count figures mainly from October 2008, rather than collecting data for all 366 days (leap year) during 2008, and dividing by 12 to calculate an "average" month.
Some essays represent widespread norms; others only represent minority viewpoints.
This essay, "Most-read articles in 2008" (or Most-viewed articles in 2008), is based on various Wikipedia article traffic statistics, gathered informally during the final months of 2008.
Using magnetic pieces that include a variety of combinations of small steel spheres and large plastic blocks, kids are able to design and create their own programmable robots.
The MOSS Robotics set includes instructions or “recipes” to create dozens of miniature robots with unique features such as reacting to light and touch.