I didn’t plan to start a company, I just became obsessed with solving a problem: “how do you make electronics modular, scalable and creative?” littleBits is an open source library of modular electronics that snap together with tiny magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun.
We want people to create their own prototypes, installations or just learn about electronics without any wiring, programming or soldering. Since littleBits was founded two years ago, we’ve created 40+ modules, sold product in over 60 countries, grown our Manhattan-based company to 32 people and raised over $4.5m in funding. My favorite project was the 4 foot interactive installations we created for the MoMA Design Store. And my favorite moment ever was (last week!) when I was standing in a concert at Le Poisson Rouge, listening to Reggie Watts and Nullsleep perform with a synth kit that we made with the incredible KORG! Check out the video here.
For more info, see my TED talk and bio, for more info.
We want to put the power of electronics in the hands of everyone, and help everyone become an inventor. Feel free to AMA!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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