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How much tech in a rubber duck? Edwin the Duck.

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

How much tech can there be in a rubber duck.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    It looks pretty much like an ordinary toy rubber duck…just a bit on the large size, as is the 99 dollar price.   But Edwin the Duck from Pi Lab is anything but ordinary.   CEO and Co-founder Matt MacBeth…

“Inside of Edwin there’s accelerometers, there’s temperature sensors.  The system is anyone with the mobile app can play with the child through a song or games.  If you think of the feedback of a Wii controller, you can move the controller around and the character on the screen will react.  We’ve taken that system a little further and actually made a personality of Edwin the Duck in the physical toy that can interact with the animated character on the screen.”

It is also a Bluetooth speaker for playing music and the temperature sensor can take a child’s temp…or tell you if the bath water Edwin is floating in is too hot.   There’s more at EdwintheDuck.com.  You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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