Oh, there are good as well as bad sides to any country and knowing how to navigate is key.
I once worked with a girl originally from Sri Lanka, who told me of their gigantic python they had as a pet animal (I'd run away screaming if it was me) - she was terrified of walking around the streets of Copenhagen due to the traffic - it all depends on your "programming" I think.
While on the subject and risking to be misunderstood, i will relay the first impressions from a friend who married an US citizen and now teaches at some university on the east coast.
She was flabbergasted over the lack of self motivation/drive in the semi-adults in her classes, where she had to instruct them in detail on everything they needed to do and she compared them to 12-year old Danish kids in that respect (and she teaches foreign language, not Danish though, but no technology at all).
I'm sure there are some cultural differences at play in this and while religion may be a root cause of some of the technology oriented resistance, perhaps many are simply being babied to proportions where they don't develop all that much independence until later (if ever, the childhood and youth is where the adult is founded after all).
This would also explain another trait I see in many (most?) US citizens, the extreme nationalism that amongst other things gives the armed forces all the resources they want, with very little real questions asked and the (from my standpoint) exorbitant respect/honour giving to people that is or has been part of said forces - and quite frankly, nationalism is counterproductive with regards to the global village - I really couldn't care less when some religious nutters of a south-eastern persuasion started burning Danish flags (hey, a cloth is a cloth) either, but it seems to really infuriate US citizens.
Then again, this may seem a strange way of viewing to you. A guy I used to know in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia told me he studied to become a lawyer. I told him he'd surely become a fine politician within a short time and that offended him, as he said that politicians was loathed there (and all crooked). Here, our politicians are generally respected, even the ones we disagree with
I'm sure we see things depending on where and how "our eyes" were raised, so there will be differences (to the end of eternity) and the best we can hope for is acceptance of these differences.
Oh, that was a side track... but to be at least a little bit on topic - don't put anything hotter than ~50°C in the hands of children, or they will hurt or get hurt, no matter how much safety is involved - gee, how did we survive our childhood - no cell phones to call home and plenty of sharp objects like scissors (which will now have to be redesigned with a material detection circuit, to keep kids from cutting fingers and stabbing eyes - would love to see the actuators made to stop a scissor 5mm from a cornea)
Yes, 3M knows how to make contacts, but they aren't exactly cheap - I didn't know they made breadboards at all though, I'm more familiar with their ZIF sockets, connectors and bonding products - I might have to check their boards out some day.