littleBits Arduino Coding Kit
This kit contains eight prototyping modules, including the Arduino-at-heart module. It’s everything you need to get started with electronics and programming.
Make your own Etch-a-Sketch! Program a visual display! We’ll walk you through the basics using the Arduino programming environment, without the breadboarding, soldering or wiring normally required. Perfect for hackers, designers, makers and tinkerers of all levels.
littleBits is a growing library of electronic modules that connect with magnets. Modules are marked with colors: blue for power, pink for inputs, orange for wire, and green for outputs. Make electronic circuits in seconds for prototyping, learning, and play.
What’s in the kit?
Includes everything you need to get started (battery + power included!) right out of the box. The kit comes with the Arduino-at-heart module plus 7 other powerful prototyping modules: servo, bargraph, button, 2 dimmers, fork, power, as well as mounting boards to keep your circuit in place.
Arduino Coding Kit Features
* Build with 8 Getting Started sketches, including a DIY Etch-a-Sketch, Mouse Control and hundreds more from Arduino’s community!
* Communicate with software (Processing, MaxMSP, Flash etc…)
* Snap modules easily to 3 inputs and 3 outputs on the Arduino module, as well as additional I/O for advanced hardware interaction
Included: the Arduino-at-heart module
You can now easily incorporate programming into your littleBits circuits! It’s everything you know and love about Arduino without the breadboarding, soldering or wiring. Simply plug into your computer, snap together needed modules, and program away! You focus on the code, we’ll cover the electronics.
Create an Etch-a-Sketch
Use the Arduino module and the included dimmers to draw on your computer screen, just like an etch-a-sketch! The two dimmers send analog data into the Arduino and output serial data to Processing, a programming language that lets you control visual information on your computer. By moving the dimmers, you control movement on your screen and can draw lines.
Make Your Own Analog Pong Game
Use the kit and some simple programming to create your own analog pong video game. The sketch can be downloaded at the littleBits site and will allow you to send two analog sensor values from the Arduino module to a Processing sketch that is running a version of the game Pong. The Pong paddle positions move based on the sensor values in this two player game. Have fun while learning to program!
Join the littleBits + Arduino Discussion
With the littleBits Arduino Coding Kit, you may have ideas of what you want to create but want to bounce ideas off of other makers and creators. Both littleBits and Arduino, have active community forums where you can engage with people like you and find inspiration for new ways to use your kit.
Additionally, the littleBits site has thousands of user-created projects that will give you inspiration and tutorials for your creations. Join in the discussion!
As you grow more familiar with Arduino and programming, littleBits Arduino-at-heart module will grow with you and support more advanced projects. For example. play rock, paper, scissors against this animatronic hand using the Arduino Coding Kit and other littleBits modules (not included)
The hand is controlled by littleBits’ new Arduino module and programmed to randomly move into rock, paper, or scissor position when prompted by you.
This wireless interaction begins with a press of a button on your own glove. 1,2,3 shoot. Choose your hand position, and the animatronic hand will do the same. The Arduino module will be able to tell who wins and will play either a tune of victory or defeat.
This is just one of many advanced projects you can make with littleBits and the Arduino module