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Geek Mom: Explore Space with littleBits April 25, 2014

“Having studied electronics in college, I am very familiar with the amount of work that goes into planning a circuit and time that it takes to create a working project. However, within minutes of opening the box I was able to light LEDs, play MP3s, and play with waveforms.”

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Pop Sugar: Tinker Like an Astronaut With the DIY littleBits Space Kit April 25, 2014

“Houston, littleBits Space Kit ($189) has liftoff! The Lego-like modular engineering toy has unveiled a brand-new set developed in collaboration with NASA. The lessons were written by NASA scientists, and the projects have tech-minded DIYers building mini versions of the Mars Rover and International Space Station.”

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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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Reuters: NASA tries space kits to engage kids in science and space April 24, 2014

“Now, NASA, the U.S. space agency, hopes it has found a workaround through new space kits and a collaboration with a New York-based startup called LittleBits.

NASA, through its Aura mission to study the Earth’s ozone layer and climate, is working with LittleBits to develop activities around a new $189 space kit, announced on Thursday.

Using electronic modules such as motors and dimmers that snap together, the creations will perform functions that normally might require hours of tedious tinkering or piles of electronics components.

The new kits are more demanding than playing with snappable blocks like Legos, but far easier than wiring, soldering or programming.”

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WIRED: Build Your Own Mini Mars Rover With These Brilliant, NASA-Approved Blocks April 24, 2014

“Turns out, the scientists at NASA were pretty excited about the experiments they were conducting on a daily basis, the kinds of unsexy things that put kids to sleep in science class. It was up to littleBits to take those concepts and distill them down into digestible, hardware-based projects that would actually capture their attention.”

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Wall Street Journal: NASA Space Kit by LittleBits: A Starter Satellite for Your Kid Astronaut April 24, 2014

“’We try to sense the pulse of society and figure out the fields that people are interested in, but also a bit scared of—engineering, music, space,’ she said. ‘Collaborators like Korg and NASA help us do that, help us show that these fields don’t have to be intimidating.’”

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