Little Bits, Here And There

We were very excited last week to get ahold of a LittleBits starter kit here at the Lab. LittleBits is a very interesting and simple way for kids of all ages to learn about electronics. The individual modules are color-coded and the directions are very simple. As you can see below, the starter kits comes with a nice selection of modules that snap together with ease.

It took us all of 30 seconds to assemble the below contraption, from a 9V battery, the knob module and the light module. It is effectively just a light dimmer:

This is another example of a larger trend in DIY, from electronics to content creation and even self-designed and printed plastic toys.