littleBits STEAM Set

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 invention-based learning kit contains three littleBits STEAM Student Sets for a total of 78 Bits, 237 accessories, and helpful educator resources such as the student invention guide and teacher's guide. Whether tinkering alone or in small groups of 2-3, kids will discover that engineering design is fun and empowering.

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Age Range

3rd - 8th Grade

*Choking Hazard – Not for children ages 0-3

 

Contents

  • Bits
    • Power Bits (blue)
      • Power (3)
      • USB Power (3)
    • Input Bits (pink)
      • Accelerometer Bits (3)
      • Button Bits (3)
      • Light Sensor Bits (3)
      • Pulse Bits (3)
      • Slide Dimmer Bits (3)
      • Sound Trigger Bits (3)
      • Temperature Sensor Bits (3)
      • Threshold Bits (3)
    • Wire Bits (orange)
      • Fork Bits (3)
      • Inverter Bits (3)
      • Makey Makey® Bits (3)
      • Wire Bits (9)
    • Output Bits (green)
      • Bargraph Bits (3)
      • Buzzer Bits (3)
      • DC Motor Bits (6)
      • Fan Bits (3)
      • LONG LED Bits (6)
      • Number Bits (3)
      • RGB LED Bits (3)
      • Servo & Hub Bits (3)
  • Accessories
    • 9V Battery & Cable (3)
    • USB Power Adapter & Cable (3)
    • Alligator Clips (15)
    • Battery Mounts (3)
    • Hook & Loop Strips (12)
    • Mechanical Arms (9)
    • motorMates (12)
    • Mounting Boards (12)
    • Screws (12)
    • Screwdrivers (6)
    • Servo Hub (3)
    • Servo Mount (3)
    • Shoes, Magnet (36)
    • Shoes, Hook & Loop (72)
    • Wheels (36)
    • Rubber Bands
  • Resource Binder
    • Invention Guide (3)
      • Contains 4 guided challenges and 4 open challenges
    • Teacher's Guide
      • Partial guide included in the resources binder; full guide available online (PDF)

 

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Convenient Storage

All Bits and accessories are organized into two tackle boxes (one tackle box pictured below).

littleBits STEAM tackle box

 

 

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

 

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