23 Apr Littlebits – for young inventors
littleBits makes a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small. This goes beyond the coding activity, it support the foundation of technical and electronics knowledge and great tools developing creativity.
With littleBits, kids learn how to be more than just consumers of technology. littleBits consists of small circuit boards with specific functions built to snap together with magnets without soldering, wiring, or programming. Each bit has its own specific function, such as light, sound, sensors, or buttons. There are “trillions of billions of combinations” possible in the littleBits open source library. The purpose of littleBits is to provide a system where anyone can build, prototype, and learn about electronics. Each modular component you get is labeled with a single purpose, and as you chain them together with their magnetic links you start to form more complex circuits.
12 kit is available now, while they are teaching packages for schools.
The Kits are the perfect way to unleash creativity in kids and younger makers, empowering them to create inventions of every shape and size, with no prior electronics experience. The kids can learn the basics of electronics, explore STEAM/STEM principles, form the foundations of critical thinking, or just have fun with blinking, buzzing creations. Bits snap together with magnets, so it’s impossible to make a mistake. The childrens can control a car with the DC motor and light sensor, or scare your friends with a hidden button and a buzzer.
The price of kits are between 60-250USD, depending the number of moduls and parts.
The littleBits Exploration Kits are for anyone and everyone over the age of 8 who wants to experiment with electronics, make quick electromechanical prototypes, or just explore and have fun. The littleBits Synth Kit is for anyone and everyone over the age of 14 who wants to experiment with the science of sound. That definitely includes kids and educators, but it also includes artists, makers and adults who want to get creative and start making fun projects really quickly.
There are a variety of applications kids can control their prototypes, their can practice the visual programming too, make their own programs using scrath based applications.