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The Spark Makerspace

Igniting the imagination through cooperative learning

LittleBits Electronics

 

LittleBits are tiny electronics modules that are great for prototyping, K-12 pedagogy, art projects, music, and simple robotics. Simply snap together a color coded power module to an input source and  connect to one or more output modules. Your creations can be controlled manually, send wireless signals, and even hook into an Arduino controller, Korg synthesizer, or internet-based services via WiFi. Go a step further and pair them with creations from our replication services. Kits can be loaned for up to 7 days.

We strongly suggest you check out the LittleBits Lessons and Educator Resources for project ideas.

Small parts alert!—These kits contain hundreds of tiny, fragile electronics components. Please use responsibly.

LittleBits Pro Library (4 kits)

LittleBits Pro Library kit

Specifications and Info.

Circulation Information

  • Catalog Record: Check Availability / Place a Hold
  • Fines Rate: $10 per day late
  • Note: We've split the Pro-Library into 4 distinct kits to allow multiple concurrent loans. Each kit comes with at least one of each of the pro-library's input, logic, and output circuits, as well as several wires, boards, etc. If you need to use more than one module you will have to borrow multiple kits.
  • Inventory of Items: Please ensure that you make a complete inventory of items before checking in the Pro-Library kit.  Loss of components will lead to fines/fees and will limit the abilities of other library patrons wanting to use the tool. 

LittleBits Gizmos and Gadgets (2 kits)

Gizmo/Gadgets kit

Specifications and Info.

Circulation Information

  • Catalog Record: Check Availability / Place a Hold
  • Fines Rate: $10 per day late 
  • Note: The Gizmos & Gadgets Kit is a smaller kit with fewer components than the Pro-Library. Suitable for introductory projects in STEM-related fields.
  • Inventory of Items: Please ensure that you make a complete inventory of items before checking in the kit.  Loss of components will lead to fines/fees and will limit the abilities of other library patrons wanting to use the tool. 

All images and module information cards reprinted by permission, copyright 2016 by litteBits Electronics Inc.

Input modules are color coded pink and act as the buttons, switches, and sensors for outside stimulus.  Some are simple on/off, other respond/adjust to levels. Inputs can respond to light, physical stimulus, auditory, and can be chained with other bit modules to form complex manipulations of signals. Many have secondary controls that allow for fine-tuning of speed, timing, etc. 

Info. Courtesy of littleBits Electronics Inc

Audio-Related Inputs

Sensors / External Sources

Everything Else

Orange connectivity modules allow you to extend or branch out your creations.  Send signals through traditional wires or through the air, split signals, control outputs with logic, receive signals from the internet, or pass along non-traditional and audio sources, and create new modules. 

Info. Courtesy of littleBits Electronics Inc

Audio-Related

Logic & Wires

Wireless & Internet Connectivity

Prototyping and Advanced Programming

Green output modules often serve as the end-point for your circuit or are attached to real world objects in some way and are typically expressed as lights, sounds, movements, and numbers  You'll often be setting the signal strength, directionality, brightness and other variables related to the output further up the circuit chain.

Info. Courtesy of littleBits Electronics Inc

Lights

Motion

Sound

Numbers

Most of the other output modules will also give you indications of signal strength, but these are explicit.

Info. Courtesy of littleBits Electronics Inc

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