littleBits

 

 

littleBits

littleBits™ is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small. Just as LEGO revolutionized playing, allowing you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are simple, intuitive, modular blocks that make inventing with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together.

The littleBits library includes 9 kits and nearly 70 interoperable modules, with products sold in more than 100 countries around the world and in over 2,000 schools and maker spaces. littleBits products have won more than 25 tech and education awards including an acquisition into the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) permanent collection, IDEA Gold Award, Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Popular Science Best of Toyfair, Good Housekeeping’s Best Toy Award and Makerfaire Educator’s Choice and Editor’s Choice Awards.

more info at www.littleBits.cc

 

Statement

We spend more than 11 hours with electronic devices every single day, but most of us don’t know how they work, or how to make our own.

How can we solve the challenges we face today if we don’t understand the world we live in? We believe that to solve 21st century challenges—economic, environmental, medical—we don’t need more, we need smarter. Tomorrow’s sense of pride will come from inventing the future.d

littleBits is leading a hardware renaissance where everyone, regardless of age, gender, technical ability, or discipline, can be creative with electronics and reinvent their world.

With over 60 interchangeable Bits and trillions of billions of combinations, we are moving electronics from late stages of the design process to its earliest ones, and from the hands of experts, to the hands of everyone.

Whether you’re a young maker starting your creative journey, a professional engineer wanting to cut down prototyping time, a designer or entrepreneur with the next billion dollar idea, or an educator who wants to inspire the next generation of problem-solvers, we believe you should be able to use electronics as a building block.

littleBits is born out of the Maker Movement and we have been helping lead the Open Hardware Movement. That’s why littleBits is open source and building a community of contributors who experiment, share online, and learn from each other’s creativity. Our designs are publicly available so that anyone can see, use and adapt them to their needs.