Little Bits are a series of electronic modules that connect to each other using magnetic connectors. Each module does one specific task, split into the categories of power, input, wire, and output. Recommended age: 8+
Why to use it:
- Very easy to get started, pieces snap together with magnets
- Fosters innovation and an interest in electronics and mechanics
- Large variety of parts and huge amount of community support
The first step of any Little Bits creation requires power, either battery or cable.
Output modules are, as their name implies, outputs. These are required for your creation to actually do something.
You’ll likely also want to add an input to your device, so that there’s some control over what it does.
And lastly, you can extend things with a wire module.
There are a huge number of different creations possible with Little Bits. At the time of this writing there are over 60 modules, including ones that can communicate with Arduinos, Bluetooth, and SMS messaging.
Much like lego, Little Bits are small and easily lost. Make sure they all go back into their storage containers when they’re not in use.