Make your own interactive piggy bank, no soldering, no programming, no wiring!
– lights up when you put money in
– rings frantically to thank you for feeding it
– buzzes when you pet it’s ear
– and sits quietly when you want it to!
littleBits is an opensource library of electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnets for prototyping and play.
Just as LEGOs allow you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are simple, intuitive, space-sensitive blocks that make prototyping with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together. Each bit has a simple, unique function (light, sound, sensors, buttons, thresholds, pulse, motors, etc), and modules snap to make larger circuits. With a growing number of available modules, littleBits aims to move electronics from late stages of the design process to its earliest ones, and from the hands of experts, to those of artists, makers, students and designers.
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