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January 25th – February 4th

 

Owners Illustrated Magazine & Toyz Electronics, LLC Collaborate to Bring VR, Coding & STEM Outreach to the Washington Auto Show

Students from Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School in DC School to participate in a coding and VR Technology Experience at the Washington Auto Show hosted by Owners Illustrated magazine and Toyz Electronics founders.

Washington, DC – Owners Illustrated magazine, a leading urban entrepreneurial lifestyle publication, and Toyz Electronics, LLC, a Carnegie Mellon University startup, will partner to bring an engaging coding and creative technology training for DC Public School students to the Washington Auto Show on January 25th, 2018.

Damola Idowu and son Wole Idowu, a native of Washington, DC, believe that the future of technology is in the hands of DC Public School students today.  Of his approach, Damola Idowu states, “Many jobs in the auto industry require coding.  Early exposure will be critical to training the workforce of the future. I’m thrilled to be bringing this to the DC Auto Show.”

Damola, a Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) member, has now partnered with the Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School in DC to empower DC students to get into technology fields and become part of the auto industry in the future. Of the collaboration, Amy Quinn, Director of Teaching and Learning at the Yu Ying public charter school said, “We look forward to this collaboration and future collaborations with Mr. Idowu.”

Wole organizes Innovation Conferences held at Carnegie Mellon University each semester and Miguel Richardson, the music producer who leads the music production portion of these events, will be on hand to engage the students in music technology.  Wole will teach the students to code for VR and an Android smart watch called the TZN1 that he is developing on the Carnegie Mellon Campus.

The TZN1 will also play a large role in teaching the students coding as part of a mobile driving game.  Students will take pictures using the TZN1 watches and be able to learn a line of code and share the pictures.  Wole Idowu states, “I hope to bring a great session at the Auto Show to showcase and for the students at Yu Ying to learn from, grow, and develop their skills to become excellent developers, leaders, and innovators of the future.”

On January 26th through February 4th, multiple VR stations will be set up on the show floor.  Additionally, there will be a gaming section where attendees of the Auto Show can play driving focused video games.

Founder and Editor in Chief, Damola Idowu, created Owners Illustrated magazine in the District of Columbia in 2002.  He is bringing a proven formula that helped his son, Wole, graduate high school and be featured on CNBC at age 15.  Wole, who he raised in Ward 8 DC, started school at age 4 at the World Public Charter School in their Mandarin immersion program and was exposed to technology at an early age.  He graduated in 2017 from Carnegie Mellon University with an Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree.

For more information on the outreach and coding program, visit www.toyzelectronics.com or contact Damola Idowu @ pub@ownersillustrated.comor 202-607-3629.

Toyz Electronics at Nerve DJs 14th Anniversary Event! (November 5th 2017)

Toyz Electronics was in attendance for our head of Marketing, Quincy “Big Heff” Taylor’s Anniversary event for Nerve DJ’s 14th Anniversary event! It was wonderful showing the Toyz Watch to all of the DJ’s, Musicians, at the event! The Toyz Watch is the watch for the creative minds with applications and capabilities for music lovers and those in the music field! Check out the Toyz Watch, the watch  to enhance your life, on our site and order today!

Check it out on our Products page and use Promo code: WOLEDC for $50 off!

The Toyz Watch is the smartwatch to own running FULL Android that has Call, SMS, 3G, Google Play Store, Camera, Wifi, Bluetooth, Heart Rate, and a slew of custom apps fit for health, wellness, and lifestyle.

Toyz Electronics at Carnegie Mellon’s Family Weekend (October 14th 2017)

TNGL, the student organization founded by our CTO, had a wonderful “Game Day” event for Carnegie Mellon’s Family Weekend! Toyz Electronics brought its tech for the Game Day including our smartwtch, the Toyz Watch. It was a great event seeing from all ages and backgrounds coming together, interacting with tech, and having a great time!


Check out the Toyz Watch, and our videos of it on our youtube page!

The electronics movement begins. What you wear on your wrist should control your personalized environment.  Do that with the Toyz Watch, the smartwatch made to enhance your life running FULL Android that has Call, SMS, 3G, Google Play Store, Camera, Wifi, Bluetooth, Heart Rate, and a slew of custom apps fit for health, wellness, and lifestyle.

Toyz Electronics at UrbanInnovation21 (July 27th 2017):

This Thursday, come demo amazing tech from our startup at UrbanInnovation21 in Pittsburgh.

Meet CTO, Wole Idowu, Carnegie Mellon Graduate and Ward 8 of DC native who will be demoing new technologies from the startup like our Android smartwatch the Toyz Watch.

The Toyz Watch is a fully capable smartwatch that runs full Android 5.1, has the Google Play Store, gaming capabilities, Camera, Heart Rate, Pedometer, GPS, Bluetooth, Wifi, 3G with calling and texting capabilities, and so much more!
 

 
The watch has been used in medical research at some institutions. At hackathons hosted at Carnegie Mellon, students have been able to utilize the smartwatch to develop applications in health, wellness and gaming. With the watch students from all backgrounds, skill levels, ethnicities, universities, genders, and fields of study were engaged and able learn to develop on a wearable platform utilizing our smartwatch, making them developers in the growing wearable community.

Available now! Check it out on the products page:  Use WOLEDC for $50 off!

Ward 8 DC Native Returns upon Graduating from Carnegie Mellon University With ECE Degree at 20 to Do Intel Hack Harassment Event with DC Hip-Hop Legend Da Great Deity Dah.

Listening Party combines a mixture of Technology and Music. 

On June 17th from 6PM-9PM. Wole Idowu hosted a technology and music event in NW DC to debut his new tech startup, Toyz Electronics. The event took place at the Wonderland Ballroom and featured a listening party with 90’s International Hip-Hop Artist and DC Music Legend Da Great Deity Dah for his latest project, Chronicles of The Electromagnetic Field General, The Carnegie Mellon Sessions, which as titled was recorded at Carnegie Mellon University Music Department. This album which was recorded in the span of 2 hackathons at Carnegie Mellon University, features the Intel Hack Harassment PSA, Stop The Bullying. The event was also a reunion of sorts for the DC Underground music scene of the 90s, with artist such as; The 5 Bros With Ugly Clothes, DJ Eskimo, Sykrit Manuwva, Jamel Jones aka Ibn Nur Quiet Storm 720, performing alongside Da Great Deity Dah. Wole Idowu, the Toyz Electronics CTO, presented the TOYZ Watch and apps his team developed for it to attendees of the event, and people in the community for the Columbia Heights Day festival. Check out some photos of the event below in addition to the song lyrics for Stop The Bullying. 

 

 

 

Stop The Bullying (Leave The Kids alone)

V1

What’s going on/ society gone wrong

Adults terrorizing/ weak and the young/ In the name of freedom of speech

They seek/ to maim the weak/ to the point kids seek/ to make life brief

We aint monolithic/ great we are different/ Diverse ideas/ democratic systems

We all aint Christians/ or Muslims/ Or Jew/

Or Atheist/ or Buddhist/ Or Hindu/

Or Yoruba/ Or Wiccan/ It shouldn’t matter your prism/ Or How you engage/ the Ever living

Or if believe Him/ Her/Them/ Whatever

Fundamentalist set to attack together

Keyboard Gangsters/ Illiterate wanksters/ Some are just sinister

Nickle and dime pranksters/ got no answers/ pale moonlight dancers

Stop the bullying/ To the Deity you’ll answer

Chorus

You can keep on trying 

I guarantee I won’t be scared

Cause freedom of expression 

Don’t give a right to play with fear

Really you just a bully 

Another mean girl (interchange with troll)

Full of fear

Of looking in the mirror and 

Realizing why you’re here. 

 

Bridge 

Just stop it with harassment

Just stop it with the bullying 

Just stop it with the hate 

The world is a big place 

And there’s no way you will win 

 

 

V2

Does your boss know what you’re doing?

Is your life ready for ruin?

You got so much to lose/ but don’t have no clue in

God’s green Earth/ just reciting propaganda

Hating on perspectives/Indecent/ a cancer

Root out the rot/ eggheads with a plot

Some in plain view/Alt Right they spew

And thinking its freedom/ But really it’s a prison

To the mundane/ and minute thinking

We come in all shapes and Textures

Craving various tastes/ and far flung pleasures

Endowed by the ever living

With accents and diction/ Passions and rhythm

Heritage  O-ri-gin/ All from 1 origin

Africa and after/ plates separate

We journey different climates

Engaging with primates/ evolve communicate/create

Culture and systems/ dictating living/

Immaculate Conception/ vast solar systems

Chorus

You can keep on trying 

I guarantee I won’t be scared

Cause freedom of expression 

Don’t give a right to play with fear

Really you just a bully 

Another mean girl (interchange with troll)

Full of fear

Of looking in the mirror and 

Realizing why you’re here. 

 

Bridge

Just stop it with harassment

Just stop it with the bullying

Just stop it with the hate

The world is a big place

And there’s no way you will win

 

V3

They say I walk around like I got an S on my Chest

Actually a capital D/ tactical vest

However you want/you can get it

Any way/ we can set it

This is grown man talk/ bullies be pathetic

No merit/ to your position/ screaming causing friction

An addiction/ harassing women and children

This is age of wisdom/ semi-conducting systems

Communication around the globe/ multitudes can listen

Dialogue for building/ journey the solar system

Rovers controlled in Mars/ but you disrupt the rhythm

Hating science and logic/ world beyond your optics

Beyond your hand/ And mundane topics

Discovery is fantastic/ reasoning should be elastic

Stop the bullying/ Before you get your ass kicked

Chorus

You can keep on trying

I guarantee I won’t be scared

Cause freedom of expression

Don’t give a right to play with fear

Really you just a bully

Another mean girl (interchange with troll)

Full of fear

Of looking in the mirror and

Realizing why you’re here.

 

Bridge

Just stop it with harassment

Just stop it with the bullying

Just stop it with the hate

The world is a big place

And there’s no way you will win

By Da Great Deity Dah Copyright 2017