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littleBits' Tiny Toy Synth Kit Now Works With MIDI and USB

Launched in late 2013, the littleBits Synth Kit lets you snap together the different components of a synthesizer into an extremely minimal modular instrument. Today, littleBits is adding three new modulates to its lineup, allowing its toy synth to connect with other musical tools like, uh, your computer. » 3/31/15 12:05pm 3/31/15 12:05pm

Combine littleBits and Lego to make a rudimentary copy machine

littleBits is one of the coolest products to hit shelves in recent years. With their interlocking modular electronics you can create tiny machines to build a myriad of projects, from simply learning about basic electronics to developing web attached systems to start your coffee in the morning, open your blinds, even… » 12/15/14 6:32pm 12/15/14 6:32pm

NASA Built a Grappling Claw With Just Household Objects and LittleBits

There were plenty of engineering-themed toys on view at this weekend's Toy and Game Fair in Chicago, but none of them came close to NASA's contribution in terms of sheer cred. On hand at the fair were NASA reps who demonstrated a mechanism built from the agency's new LittleBits kit. » 11/25/14 12:29pm 11/25/14 12:29pm

Google's Launching a Special Store Just for Project Ara Hardware

Everybody's favorite modular phone project, Google's Ara, is about to get little bit more interesting. Recently, the company quietly announced that it would be launching a hardware store for developers to sell their own Ara components. It'll be a little bit like the Play Store, except with hot-swappable hardware… » 10/24/14 9:28am 10/24/14 9:28am

Hack-O-Lantern Turns Your Kid's Pumpkin Into an Interactive Spooker

Except for maybe the addition of child-safe power tools, not much has changed in decades when it comes to carving a Jack-o-lantern. But if you want Halloween to be about more than gutting a pumpkin and sugar rushes, LittleBits has come out with a simple kit that turns a Jack-o-lantern into a lesson about basic… » 10/03/14 8:47am 10/03/14 8:47am

LittleBits Now Lets You Build Your Own DIY Smart Home

We've known and loved littleBits for some time, and now, they just got a lot more useful with the introduction of cloudBit. CloudBit is a module, a.k.a. bit, that brings internet connectivity to anything. With the rest of the littleBit library, you can now effectively create your own internet of things, no fancy… » 7/23/14 10:00am 7/23/14 10:00am

Build Your Favorite Space Gadgets With LittleBits' Awesome NASA Kit

The Mars Rover. The ISS grappling arm. An infrared light meter. You can build working models of all of those and more with LittleBits' new space-themed electronics kit, which is NASA scientist-approved and here to let kids experience simpler versions of the challenges that space scientists and engineers face every day. » 4/24/14 1:42pm 4/24/14 1:42pm

These Tiny Electronic Blocks Can Make Huge, Moving Works of Art

The smallest of chunks can become something much bigger with careful construction and a bit of planning. LittleBits—an awesome little building tool that sits somewhere on the spectrum between Lego and arduino, incorporating the best parts of both—is showing off that potential big time in the windows of NYC's MoMa… » 4/11/13 12:20pm 4/11/13 12:20pm