Nintendo Goes Maker

Nintendo had its share of hits and misses over the years. Trivia buffs might enjoy knowing that Nintendo began as a company that made a popular card game, Hanafuda cards. Game Boy, Super Mario, the Nintendo DS, and the latest Nintendo Switch are some of the more popular successes.  Others, like the Wii U, not so much. Recently, in a departure from its twitch-play roots, Nintendo announced LABO. Perfect timing.  

Labo speaks to parents who want their kids to be “making,” not just “twitching.” Everything you need to be a creator comes neatly packaged, with a starting price of $69.  Cardboard pop out pieces assemble into place, and they’re brought to life with the Nintendo Switch software. You can drill down to learn how the Switch controls the toys.  STEM meets twitch.