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Posts tagged with “core77”

Core77: littleBit: Easy Electronics For Rocket Engineers to-be April 25, 2014

“File Under: Real Reasons to Have Kids. If you’re not already familiar, littleBits is a source for super simple snap-together electronics. They operate on a kid- or idiot-friendly design that uses magnets to connect function-specific Bits to each other in endless modular ways. In addition to basic components like motors, sensors, LEDs, switches, usb power sources and inverters, they also batch up kits for the lazy and excitable. The one that got my motor going this week: Space Kit! Among other projects, this kit can help you build a satellite dish, learn how to measure particles in the atmosphere, and make a totally cool ‘robotic space arm’ called THE GRAPPLER.”

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core77: 2013 IDSA IDEA Winners July 11, 2013

“A company called littleBits wants to push building blocks to the next level by integrating electronics, teaching children that they can achieve more sophisticated results by combining a series of predetermined components with specific technological functions. And they’re easy to snap together, via magnets that prevent incorrect connections.”

In The Press: core77 April 8, 2013

“But for sure the most impressive projects I’ve seen have been the ones for the MoMA windows. They push the boundaries of littleBits in every way: their scale, how long they will be on display, and the simplicity of the designs as well as the complexity of the mechanisms. For instance, the shark is three feet long, has dozens of articulations and an intentionally awkward movement across its spine… and is powered entirely by a single littleBits Servo Motor.” -Ayah Bdeir, CEO