Noted: littleBits – open source maker kit promises a world of delight for wannabe nerds of any age via The Red Ferret
Making machines and projects out of various different objects is a pasttime that never gets old. But your creations generally don’t come with a huge selection of electronic components to choose from, nor do they snap together as easily as LEGO kits do. Until now.
littleBits is an open source library of electronics modules designed for children, young and old, who love making things. All kinds of things. Each adorably small circuit board has a pre-programed purpose which can include light, sound, buttons, motors, etc. The pieces cleverly use magnets to stay together, which means no soldering or wiring required. It’s all snap-on plug and play.