Like many kids, Little R has loved building things since we was small. As he has grown, so has his interest in making more complex creations. Many of the building kits he used when he was younger no longer hold interest now that he is in the 3rd grade. Now that he has moved to the upper campus of his school along with the middle school kids, he is ready to take on bigger and better ways to build.
So, we were pretty excited to try littleBits. It’s a way to invent and build with electronics to make creations that actually DO things! Not only is it a lot of fun, it is educational and helps teach basic concepts of science and engineering and encourage creativity. I love this creation he made and named The Hypnotizer!
Getting started inventing with electronics has never been easier. The littleBits Base Kit is the perfect way to unleash creativity in kids and younger makers, empowering them to create inventions of every shape and size, with no prior electronics experience. Your kids (and you!) can learn the basics of electronics, explore STEAM/STEM principles, form the foundations of critical thinking, or just have fun with blinking, buzzing creations. Bits snap together with magnets, so it’s impossible to make a mistake. The Base Kit comes 10 Bits and a step-by-step guidebook to get you started with 8 easy-to-make inventions, with hundreds more possibilities online. You can control a car with the DC motor and light sensor, or scare your friends with a hidden button and a buzzer. It’s the perfect way to get little inventors building, with no soldering, wiring or programming required.