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We received a Digital Ehon Award!

We are so happy to announce that our Time Travel Trondheim digital history book has just received a Digital Ehon Award in the category Digital Educational Material! Unfortunately we were not able to go to Japan ourselves to attend the award ceremony, so Tom Knappskog from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo accepted the award on behalf of ablemagic. The Digital Ehon Award is an international award for digital children's books, and we have received it once before, for Bruno in 2015. Photo: Ivar Knappskog

WhatBird update

Spring is here, and we have released a new version of our birdsong recognition app WhatBird. Now you can share your observations with your friends, and upgrade to WhatBird+ to do off-line recordings and listen to your previous observations. More than 80 000 users have downloaded the app so far! WhatBird is still available only in Scandinavia.

Air fun at the airport
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Pilotini is a digital coloring activity with planes, helicopters, air balloons and other flying objects. Where to find it? At Trondheim Airport Værnes, of course! Now all passengers traveling through Værnes can color a plane and send it up to the big screen – from the touch screen installations on the airport or from the Pilotini coloring app on their own devices. Photo credit: Avinor

Robots at Kosmokids
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The film festival Kosmorama 2017 is over, and it was such great fun with robots in all shapes and on all platforms! ablemagic had made a brand new Robot Factory for the occasion. Here kids could make their own robots on touch screens and send them in to the factory on the big screen, where they started to work together with other robots – created by other kids. And of course the digital factory produced real sweets!

Kosmokids 2017
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We salute the new year by creating a brand new digital toy for film festival Kosmorama – this time, a robot factory! Hope to see you in Nova on March 11. – 12. PS: You get to make your own robot!

Color scanning at the library
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October 25 was Girl Tech Fest at the Library, with coding and workshops for girls aged 8 to 10. On the ablemagic stand the girls got to try our new color scanner, and see their hand colored figures come to life on the big screen.

History treasure hunt II
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Kids Literature Fest on October 22 was location for our second history treasure hunt. Klaus Sonstad was once again the treasure hunt general, sending kids out in the city to find historic treasures – and giving them a real (almost) silver coin as reward when they came back. On the same day, a PLAYBOX with Timetravel Trondheim was installed in the library’s kids department.


Kosmokids 2016 was a successful debut for the ablemagic PLAYBOX. Now we are working with new ideas for next year's festival!

Label design for the new brewery.

E.C. Dahls has opened the gates to the new brewery, and we are so excited to see the design that we have developed – together with Bodil Mostad Olsen – come to life.

SmallBird poster

Now you can get your very own poster with the birds from SmallBird! Size: 50x70 cm. Prize: 129,- NOK + transportation cost. Send an e-mail to, write «SmallBird plakat» in the subject line, and tell us your address.


The ablemagic PLAYBOX is installed at IKEA Leangen in Trondheim, and will be available for visitors all through the summer!

History treasure hunt
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On May 21., ablemagic and Adresseavisen invited kids and parents to a treasure hunt. Klaus Sonstad was the treasure hunt general and Professor Axel Christophersen the history oracle. The children had to go looking for fun facts around the city, and also got the chance to try the Time Travel Trondheim app on the ablemagic PLAYBOX.