Monday, December 05, 2011
Creative Electronics for Everyone
Ayah Bdeir ,engineer, Lebanese artist, MS
MIT media lab alumni has found a way to make electronics accessible for prototyping and play for everyone with littleBits, a system of modular electronics that snap together with magnets It’s the pipe cleaner and popsicle stick of the 21st century, it’s about breaking the barrier between the electronics we consume, and the ones we create, and helping to nurture the next generation of problem-solvers. There are over 50 littleBits modules, divided into 4 categories: power, input, output, wire. 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. Check out the video below.
Webshop price: US$ 129.95