Sometimes the parents are desperate to see their kids learning and trying new things for an earlier personal development by engaging them with technology and math. Starting with Lego and finishing with Cubelets, on the market are available excellent well-designed starter kits to increase the imagination and creativity of little kids. The educational area is also surrounded by a new educational kit that solve the learning problems by simplifying the tool for a beginner and combine the educational toy concept with science.
The littleBits kit is a modular electronic building set aiming to make electronics accessible to everyone. Running the business in New York City, the littleBits Electronics Inc. grow up its kits on a simple concept such as domino-size electrical module and on the attraction force of magnets.
The playthings modules are used by teachers in more than 2,000 schools to introduce children in the world of circuits, in designing things, and to encourage teamwork and creativity. Once assembled, the kit can be used for a wide range of projects such as wheeled robots, home security systems, or musical instruments.
Each module is simple and can be attached by another module in a logical order. With a high number of modules and no limits in designing things, the child won’t get bored quickly. Each littleBits module has an input and an output. It is specially engineered to work without wires and to have multiple connections. Every bit is designed for a specific function such as light, for sound, as a sensor, as a button, or as a motor, and snap together with other modules to make large circuits.
Based on a code of colors, anyone can follow the blue color for power, pink color for control, orange color for wires, and green color for actions.
Inside the kit are over 50 modules divided in 4 categories: power, input, output, wire. Besides the default modules, anyone can purchase individual components including connectors, power source, sensors, speakers, and several other tools.
Do you want to become inspired and start building projects with littleBits, here I choose for you a list with projects from where you can start.
Arpeggio Generator for Arduino & SynthKit