Hello from Tokyo, internet access is a little tough for me at the moment where I am staying but there’s a daily way for me to get access now! The first day there was a quick trip to Ginza, (“Silver seat”) is considered one of the super-high end shopping areas of Tokyo. The toy store on the very end of the main street Ginza-dori has numerous hobbyist kits and models, but the real treat today was finding these electronic kits as well as hobby kits at a gigantic electronics store (7 floors) called “BIG CAMERA” – some of the kits are in a box with a small magazine-like publication attached. This might be an interesting way for us at MAKE to do kits one day, maybe all the parts in the box with the latest MAKE that has the project and more, fun to consider!

Here are some pictures. The phonograph and electronic blocks will likely be coming home with me.

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If you’re in Tokyo, MAKE will be here this week:

Dorkbot Tokyo (http://jo.swo.jp/)
Date: 2007.11.18 (18:00 open, 18:30 start)
Place: 創造空間9001(Sozokukan 9001, http://9001.tv/)
1-1-75, Sakuragi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi