Digital Redesign of Children's Toys

Mohr's Law predicts as the price of Integrated Circuits drops, toy manufactures will add this powerful element into toys. Many mothers question whether the super powered toys have any value added compared to their traditional counterparts. Is the new generation of toys interface with their surroundings. Other constraints in the toy market such as cost, safety concerns, and even battery life cannot be ignored. As the underlying technology increases from passive to wind-up to analog to digital toys, features can be added that engage children. Toy designers must strive to make smart toys "over achievers" by utilizing the power of the IC and understanding children.

Provided by: University at Buffalo Topic: Software Date Added: May 2002 Format: PDF

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