Smart snuggles

Adafruit Industries' Circuit Playground plushies

Parents, it's never too early to get your kid interested in computer science—it is, after all, where all the money is. Adafruit Industries helps out with its new line of cute Circuit Playground electronic-component plushies. These goofy characters are designed for kids as young as 3 years old, and before they even comprehend what a computer does, they'll be snuggling up to a furry integrated circuit board and calling it their best friend. Priced at $9.95 each, options include the cuddly sounding Hans 555 Timer IC and Cappy the Capacitor.