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Title    littleBits: Circuits Meet LEGO Blocks
Date    Wednesday March 12 2014, @08:29AM
Author    mattie_p
Topic   
from the play-into-our-hands dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/03/12/0820221

skullz writes:

"Much ado has been made about SXSW and the resurgence of hardware hacking as apposed to software. Even NPR is getting in on the action, airing a story about littleBits SXSW demo, including some videos. LittleBits are small circuit modules which snap together using magnets, much like LEGOs would if they were held together by magnets. The company pays homage to an open source mentality and hosts example projects, such as this LEGO and littleBit soundmachine, on its website, even though it seems to be missing several (or all) of the actual assembly instructions."

From their website:

littleBits (spelled lower case L, upper case B, all one word) consists of tiny circuit-boards with specific functions engineered to snap together with magnets. No soldering, no wiring, no programming, just snap together for prototyping, learning and fun. Each bit has a specific function (light, sound, sensors, buttons, thresholds, pulse, motors, etc), and modules snap to make larger circuits. Just as LEGO (TM) allows you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are small, simple, intuitive, blocks that make creating with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together.

If you followed SXSW, please share your favorite discoveries or insights gleaned from the conference.

Links

  1. "NPR" - http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/03/10/288699966/sxsw-software-apps-still-rule-but-a-hardware-resurgence-is-on
  2. "littleBits" - http://littlebits.cc/
  3. "LEGO and littleBit soundmachine" - http://littlebits.cc/projects/soundmachine-ver-2--2

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