What are Little Bits?
Little Bits are an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnets for prototyping and play.
From the Little Bits Website…
Crave creativity? Make something!
Light it, push it, turn it, twist it, bend it, buzz it, blink it, shake it…
Just as LEGOs™ allow you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are simple, intuitive, space-sensitive blocks that make prototyping with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together. Each bit has a simple, unique function (light, sound, sensors, buttons, thresholds, pulse, motors, etc), and modules snap to make larger circuits. With a growing number of available modules, littleBits aims to move electronics from late stages of the design process to its earliest ones, and from the hands of experts, to those of artists, makers, students and designers.
littleBits is not affiliated with LEGO™ or any of its subsidiaries
What Can You Do With Little Bits?
You have to click here and check out the “Little Pics” and “Little Vids” of kids creating amazing products using Little Bits. You can see how interested, engaged, and creative these children are, and it is so inspiring to watch.
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