Little Bits Electronic Building Kits
littleBits (spelled lower case L, upper case B, all one word) consists of tiny circuit-boards with specific functions engineered to snap together with magnets. No soldering, no wiring, no programming, just snap together for prototyping, learning and fun. Each bit has a specific function (light, sound, sensors, buttons, thresholds, pulse, motors, etc), and modules snap to make larger circuits.
The littleBits Base Kit is the perfect introduction to creating circuits in seconds. This Kit contains an assortment of 10 Bits, including a power Bit, three input Bits, four output Bits, one wire Bit, and one 9V battery, and a handy project booklet with step-by-step instructions for eight creations. Over 30 additional Base Kit projects are also available online. Use the Kit’s button, dimmer and buzzer Bits to create a doorbell for your bedroom or turn the DC motor Bit into a tickle machine. Suggested retail price: $99.
The littleBits Premium Kit is a sure-fire way to keep the creativity flowing and will allow budding engineers to make bigger, more intricate devices. The Kit contains 14 Bits, including one power Bit, five input Bits, five output Bits, three wire Bits and one 9V battery for a wide range of building and design possibilities.
The Premium Kit’s project booklet provides easy-to-follow instructions for 10 projects. Over 40 additional Premium Kit projects are also available online. Use this Kit’s sound trigger and fan Bits to create a hypnotizing wheel or take the Kit’s roller and vibe Bits and make a drawer alarm to prevent your siblings from stealing your stuff. Suggested retail price: $149.
The Deluxe Kit is the biggest littleBits collection ever produced, opening up a world of endless design possibilities for young builders. The Deluxe Kit contains 18 Bits, including one power Bit, five input Bits, five output Bits and seven wire Bits, and an expanded project booklet featuring step-by-step instructions for 15 projects. Over 50 additional Deluxe Kit projects are also available online. Use 14 of the Kit’s Bits to create a robot or take just four of its Bits and create a flickering lantern.