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Tips & Tricks: IR LED

It’s invisible to the eye!
April 24, 2014
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The IR LED (or infrared light-emitting diode) module sends out light with longer wavelengths than visible light, similar to the light in your remote control. It’s invisible to the eye, but many digital cameras can see it! Try using it to activate the light sensor or remote trigger.

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Tips & Tricks: Speaker

Amplify Sound!
April 24, 2014
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The Speaker module is kind of like a translator for your littleBits circuits. It takes electrical signals from the modules (or from the input jack) and translates those signals into vibrations (sound).

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Tips & Tricks: Microphone

Translate sound into the electronic language of littleBits
April 24, 2014
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The Microphone module is kind of like a translator for your littleBits circuits. It takes vibrations (like sound) and translates them into electrical signals that the modules can read.

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Tips & Tricks: Number

Check out these digits!
April 23, 2014
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The number module is a small display which shows the strength of a signal in forms of numbers. Before this module, we could visualize the strength of a signal with the strength of bright LED, loudness of a buzzer, or number of LEDs lit up on a bargraph. Now using a number module, you can tell exactly how strong the signal flowing through your circuit is.

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Community Spotlight: Max Noble

Meet the Maker! Learn more about what makes this Community PRO tick
April 21, 2014
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Meet Max Noble – his students call him T. Max. He is a STEAM educator who runs an experimental creativity center for kids and ‘big kids’ in Taiwan. He is also the mastermind behind some of our favorite littleBits projects like Shakey, the 3d-printed robotic arm and the Crayon Lathe. Click to find out more!

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Let’s Get Logical

Open up a whole new world of circuits!
April 14, 2014
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Introducing NAND, NOR, and XOR gates! With littleBits logic modules, you can program in block form. The logic modules create rules for your circuit to follow, giving you more ability to create interesting and complex interactions. New to logic, fear not! Once you learn a few basic rules, a whole new world of circuits opens up. Learn how to make a Jeopardy-style lockout buzzer, an electronic combination lock, a 21st century fortune-telling device, and more!

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Educator Spotlight: Marcus Duvoisin, Digital Media Academy

Adventures in Engineering and Rocket Science Summer Camp Program
April 13, 2014
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Learn about electrical engineering, structural design and space flight at a summer camp course developed by Marcus and his team at the Digital Media Academy. Read more about the program and how littleBits was a natural fit for introducing these complex topics to children.

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