Little Bits are small magnetically-connected electronics building modules. They’re pricey, and I don’t think I have ever seen them on sale.
They’re color coded, with different input, output, control, and other types of modules.
Little Bits are a great way to learn about electronics, and they’re immensely popular with kids. At every Maker Faire I’ve attended, you can’t even get to the Little Bits, because there’s always a swarm of kids and adults around them, playing with the demo kits.
I’ve demoed a set – it’s still around here somewhere if you have questions – and also did an extreme test once. My cousins were visiting, and I gave their teenage daughter and her friend a box of Little Bits to play with – and it captured their attention for quite some time until they had to leave.
That’s right, Little Bits are electronics learning kits that will even capture the attention of teenage girls.
There’s one reason why I haven’t posted about Little Bits sooner, and it’s not because they’re not tool-related. Little Bits kits are pricey. But they’re on sale today as part of Amazon’s Deal of the Day, and so I figured it was about time for a mention.
There wasn’t much documentation or learning exercises when Little Bits first came out, but that has since changed. If you or your kids need guidance, there are plenty of places to find project or lesson ideas online.
I definitely recommend these. They’re great for beginners, but also for intermediate and advance users who want to try something out quickly without having to dig out a breadboard and individual components.
Today’s savings are said to be up to 35% off, and it looks like all of the different Little Bits are discounted between 20% and 36%.
This sale is only valid today, 12/18/2015, thru 3am ET on 12/19/2015, unless supplies run out sooner.
There are several kits on sale. The Basic kit is on sale for $69. If your budget is flexible, consider the Deluxe kit for $148. There’s also a Premium kit that is priced in the middle at $119, and there’s also a Gizmos and Gadget kit and a couple of specialty building sets.