littleBits Code Kit

littleBits are electronic building blocks – called Bits – that snap together with magnets to create circuits. Each Bit is color-coded by its function (power, input, output, and logic) in the circuit, providing a simple and intuitive user experience. In addition, all Bits are compatible with each other, allowing countless creative possibilites.

This code-based learning kit contains three littleBits Code Kits for a total of 60 Bits, 78 accessories, free desktop app, and online tutorials, handouts, and tips and tricks pages. Whether working alone or in small groups of 2-3, kids will be engaged in computational thinking through building circuits and programming. They will get a hands-on understanding of "what's inside the machine" and how it connects to the software.

*Computers are required to run the free desktop app. Download the free desktop app at https://littlebits.com/pages/code-kit-download.

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Age Range

3rd - 8th Grade

*Choking Hazard – Not for children ages 0-3

 

Contents

  • Bits (15 unique; 60 total)
    • Power Bits (blue)
      • Powersnap Bits (9)
      • USB Power Bits (3)
    • Input Bits (pink)
      • Button Bits (6)
      • Dimmer Bits (3)
      • Pressure Sensor Bits (3)
      • Slide Dimmer Bits (3)
      • Sound Trigger Bits (3)
    • Wire Bits (orange)
      • Branch Bits (3)
      • CodeBit (3) & CodeBit Dongle (3)
      • Wire Bits (9)
    • Output Bits (green)
      • Bargraph Bits (3)
      • LED Matrix Bits (3)
      • Servo & Hub Bits (3)
      • Servo Mount Bits (3)
      • Speaker Bits (3)
  • Accessories (10 unique; 78 total)
    • Hook & Loop Shoes (36)
    • Hook & Loop Strips (6)
    • Mechanical Arm (3)
    • Mounting Board (8" x 7") (3)
    • Rechargeable Battery (3)
    • Screws (12)
    • Servo Accessories (3)
    • Servo Hub (3)
    • USB Power Adapter (3)
    • Cables (6)
  • Resource Binder
    • Code Kit Bit Index Book (3) (also available online as PDF)
    • Debugging Checklist – Reference sheet for fixing your connection, circuit, or code.
    • Kit Organization Diagram – Reference sheet for storing the Bits and accessories in your Kit.
    • Pixel Art Template – Save time by drafting image ideas for the LED matrix here.

 

Online Resources Available Online

 

Convenient Storage

All Bits and accessories are organized into a tackle box.

 

 

This STEM Kit was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

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