The littleBits Base Kit is a fantastic foundation for a journey into creation and design, no soldering, programming or wiring required. The Base Kit is a set of 10 of our color-coded Bits modules that snap together with magnets to create larger circuits, guaranteed to keep curious minds engaged for hours. With over 150,000 possible circuit combinations, there's certainly nothing basic about the Base Kit.
The Base Kit includes everything you need to start designing and prototyping your own interactive creations, including a 9V battery an attractive, re-usable case and the motorMate which makes it super simple to attach wheels, cardboard and other materials to the DC motor. There's also a handy Project Booklet, with step-by-step instructions for 8 great projects like the Art Bot and Three Wheeler.
The Base Kit comes equipped with 10 Bits modules.
A handy Activity Booklet is included and walks you through how to use each Bits module, 5 sample circuits and 8 nifty projects.
The Base Kit has over 150,000 circuit combinations!
Here, the light sensor controls the bargraph. In "dark mode" the darker it is, the more signal it sends out. You can reverse this action to "light mode" too!
We have lots of project ideas, but the possibilities are endless!
The awesome thing about using littleBits modules is that it's impossible to make a mistake. Let the magnets guide you! Make sure your battery is connected to your Power Bit, flip the switch to "on" and snap away! Remember that green and blue Bit modules are required for a circuit, with pink and orange optional in between.
WIth just 4 Bit modules, you can make an alarm based on the light of the room. Snap together a power, light sensor (make sure its on light mode!) a bargraph, and a buzzer. The more light there is, the brighter and louder your output Bit modules will be.
Stick a wheel onto the DC motor (the switch changes directions), and use the dimmer to change the speed. See more fun tricks with the DC motor here.
Our Product Designer, Krystal, will walk you through the Base Kit. Learn how the DC Motor and Wire will become your best friends, the secrets behind puppet mastering, and plenty of other tips and tricks from one of littleBits' very first staff members.
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