How the CloudBit Works

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INPUT: From Bit to Web

The cloudBit acts as an input by receiving signal from your littleBits circuit and sending it to the internet. This means you can make a smart doorbell that tweets at you when someone pushes a littleBits button, or a burglar alarm to send you a text message if someone activates the littleBits sound trigger.

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OUTPUT: From Web to Bit

The cloudBit also acts as an output by sending signal from an event on the internet to your littleBits circuit. This would be like turning a motor to release a treat for your cat if a certain Instagram hashtag is used, or flashing an LED when you get an email from a VIP.

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CONTROLLING THE CLOUDBIT

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Cloud Control App

Our mobile dashboard acts as a remote control AND readout. This means you can turn on your circuit with a push of a button, and receive readings from your circuit.

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If This Then That

We've partnered with IFTTT to make it super easy to control web applications like Facebook and Twitter, or communicate via sms and gmail - all without writing a single line of code.

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littleBits API

Know how to code? Want to integrate your cloudBit into another project? Check out our API documentation for cloud control.

SETUP OVERVIEW

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LOGIN TO LITTLEBITS
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MAKE A CIRCUIT
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CONNECT TO WIFI
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TEST YOUR CIRCUIT
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MAKE SOMETHING EPIC!

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Helpful Tips

If you ever get lost along the way, click the onscreen question mark and we'll get you sorted.

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Customer Support

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