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What is littleBits?

littleBits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that can be used for creating inventions large and small. They empower you to invent anything, from your own remote controlled car, to a smart home device. The Bits snap together with magnets, no soldering, no wiring, no programming needed.

littleBits encourages students to play and experiment through active experiences, enabling them to construct knowledge that can be applied to real-life situations.

littleBits makes it easy for both teachers and students to engage in STEAM by using a universal, 21st-century language: electronic building blocks. We are surrounded by technology every day and yet have little idea how it works or how to create with it. littleBits changes that.

The intuitive, colour-coded Bits each have a specific function (i.e. motion, lights, sound, sensors, internet connectivity), and all the Bits snap together with magnets to make larger circuits. Building circuits is simple and intuitive, allowing students to create powerful, sophisticated electronics in a matter of seconds. With an ever-expanding library of Bits, educators and students can grow their collection and engage in increasingly complex projects as their understanding of the system and Bits grows.


How are littleBits used?

In addition to being used across all grade levels, littleBits can also be used across a variety of formal and informal learning environments. In the classroom, educators use littleBits to supplement and enhance their existing curriculum, or often as part of a larger project-based unit. The open-ended design and real-world application of littleBits make it a natural fit for any project-based learning curriculum.

littleBits can be used as a material to enhance cross-curricular projects. By incorporating Bits into larger projects and assessments (for example, a diorama, poster, etc.), students are able to add another level of creativity and interactivity to their projects.

Some educators, particularly those with younger students, collaborate with older “buddy classes” to support inquiry and engage students in higher-level learning. littleBits can also be used as part of an independent learning centre or choice time activity, serving as a hands-on learning resource for students who complete in-class assignments early. They are also valuable as an in-class contingency plan for the absent educator.

The (Only) Two Rules of littleBits
1. The magnets are always right.
2. You always start with a blue and a green; pink and orange are optional (in between).

Getting started with littleBits

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.

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, littleBits 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.

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