littleBits + LEGO® = EPIC PROJECTS

This is part of an on-going series of posts about littleBits projects. littleBits is available in the Adafruit store – Base Kit,Deluxe KitSynth KitSpace Kit, Arduino ModuleArduino Starter BundleSequencer Module, and Cloud Starter Bundle.

Now you can connect littleBits to LEGO®! With the Brick Adapter and motorMate, we’ve made it easy for you to integrate the two systems.

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Check out the following projects to see the Brick Adapter in action:

1. Spinning Replicator by Arthur Sacek

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“The Spinning Replicator is a copy machine. It can scan an illustration and draw a copy of it without any kind of programming, just littleBits, LEGO elements and a marker. It moves like a gramophone, with two discs that rotates and a lever that travels from center to border.

The lever has two sides, one has a light sensor and the other has a marker attached to a servo. When the light sensor is over a dark area, the marker goes down, when the sensor finds a bright area, the marker goes up. When the copy is complete, the roller switch is released, the motors stops and the cloudBit send me a phone notification.”

Watch Arthur’s beautiful video to see the Spinning Replicator in action.

 

2. LEGO PCB 1 (Pinball Contraption) by Philip Verbeek

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The main idea of the LEGO PCB is to move the little plastic LEGO balls along many paths. Philip says, “The intelligence and heart of this machine are hidden in 2 littleBits-Arduinos in combination with the LEGO NXT. They control the displays, the Servo motors, MP3-Player, buzzer, lights and keep track of points, balls and coins.”

Watch this amazing video to see how it works!


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