Kids can use them to learn about innovation and coding
LittleBits, a New York-based company headed by CEO Ayah Bdeir, makes color-coded electronic sets for kids and adults alike. Pre-made kits help children make gadgets like musical instruments and robotic cars, while the company also encourages builders to cook up entirely new inventions of their own. LittleBits works closely with educators to help them teach electronics and basic coding skills.
Ultimately, Bdeir’s goal is to get more young people thinking about electronics and how hardware is built. TIME recently caught up with Bdeir at LittleBits’ temporary pop-up store in downtown New York. To learn more about LittleBits, watch the video above.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.