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.


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

1. Spinning Replicator by Arthur Sacek


“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


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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