Littlebits Stories September 12

littleBits has long been adding some character to the world of learning to code, just recently debuting its Avengers Inventor Kit. Today they’re back with the unveil of their latest additions to their lineup of STEAM releases, this time forgoing any brand partnerships in favor of three original inventor kits. Taking the form of a remote-controlled rover, synth guitar and voice-activated grabber, you’ll want to head below for all the details.

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Littlebits Stories August 24

Earlier this year we took a look at littleBits’ Droid Inventor Kit which paired learning to code with assembling a delightful programmable astromech droid. Now armed with another Disney partnership under its belt, the company is back with another STEAM-focused kit. Still setting out to make coding more accessible, this time around instead of traveling to a galaxy far, far away for inspiration, littleBits is turning to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with its Avengers Hero Inventor Kit.

Luckily we were able to get our hands on the upcoming release earlier this week. And after putting the superhero-themed programming kit to the test, it’s easy to recommend the littleBits Avengers Hero Kit to just about anyone looking to hone their coding skills. So if you or someone in your life loves Marvel and are just getting familiar with the world of code, this kit is a fun and intuitive way to go from programming zero to hero. Head below for our full hands-on look.

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Littlebits Stories August 22

expiredlittleBits Rule Your Room Kit returns to $25 Prime shipped at Amazon ($15 off)

Amazon is offering the littleBits Rule Your Room Kit for $24.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. You’ll also find it at Best Buy for the same discounted price. Having originally sold for $100, it’s been sliding in price down to around $40 or so these days. Last time we saw it on sale, it sold out almost immediately at Amazon. That’s good for a $15 discount, matches our previous mention and is the best we’ve tracked. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Littlebits Stories August 7

expiredlittleBits Rule Your Room Kit falls to new all-time low at $25 (Reg. $40)

Best Buy is currently offering the littleBits Rule Your Room Kit for $24.99 with free shipping in orders over $35. Originally retailing for $100, it has been selling for around $40 over the past month. That takes 38% off the going rate, with today’s price drop hitting a new all-time low and beating our previous mention by $10. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Littlebits Stories August 1

These days, getting kids interested in STEM and programming has become easier and easier thanks to companies like littleBits and Kano, who partner with some of the most beloved and recognizable franchises out there to make it ass accessible as possible. Looking to not be left in the dust by last week’s Kano Harry Potter Wand kit, today littleBits is debuting its Marvel-themed Avengers Hero Inventor Kit.

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Littlebits Stories July 31

expiredlittleBits’ Gizmos & Gadgets Kit is down to the lowest we’ve seen at $60 (40% off), more

Today only, Best Buy’s official eBay storefront offers the littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit for $59.99 shipped. Also available as part of Best Buy’s Deals of the Day. That’s good for a $40 discount from the going rate and beats our previous mention by $20. This is the lowest we’ve seen it sell for and the best offer currently out there. With 12 cool inventions to work your way through, this kit is a great way to kickstart someone’s interest in STEM. Reviews are still coming in here, but littleBits kits are highly-rated across the board. Head below for more.

Littlebits Stories July 27

expiredThe littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit returns to low of $80 shipped (Reg. $120+)

Amazon is currently offering the littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit for $79.99 shipped. Also available at Best Buy. That’s $40 off the rate it has fetched at Amazon this year and is a match for the lowest price we have tracked. This kit gives your child ’12 cool inventions straight from the box and inspires hundreds more’, giving them an outlet to use their imagination and be creative. Rated 4+ stars by 80% of reviewers. Don’t forget to take a look at our recent review of littleBits’ latest Droid Inventor Kit.

Littlebits Stories July 20

littleBits is one of our favorite company’s in the STEAM space, and has been shaking up the industry by pairing top-notch coding and electronics kits with eye-catching and interesting themes. One of their newest releases took tinkerers to a galaxy far, far away to build and program their very own astromech droid. Today we’ll be taking a hands-on look at littleBits’ Droid Inventor kit to see if it stacks up to be a prized robotic companion or a bucket of bolts.

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Littlebits Stories July 3

expiredAdd the littleBits Rule Your Room Base Kit to your STEM collection for $40 shipped

Amazon offers the littleBits Rule Your Room Kit for $39.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy. Originally $100, it sells for $70-$80 these days. This is a new Amazon all-time low as well. Designed for kids, this kit provides “step-by-step instructions for 8 inventions, 1 challenge, and inspiration for thousands more.” Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Littlebits Stories June 27

expiredThe littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit makes learning fun for kids: $100 shipped (50% off)

Best Buy’s official eBay store is offering the littleBits Electronics Gizmos & Gadgets Kit for $99.99 shipped. Also available directly from Best Buy. That’s $100 off the going rate found at other retailers like Amazon and is the best rate currently available. This kit is a great way to give your child fun and educational projects that explore how technology works. Nearly 75% of Amazon reviewers rated this kit 4+ stars.

Littlebits Stories May 23

expiredLittleBits’ Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit comes within $3 of all-time low at $78 (Reg. $100)

Amazon offers the littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit for $78 shipped. Also available at Walmart. That’s good for a $22 discount compared to the going rate at Apple and directly from littleBits. Today’s price drop comes within $3 of the previous mention as well as the all-time low. This kit is a great way to foster a sense of discovery and creativity, all while getting kids interested in STEAM. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Littlebits Stories April 21

expiredThe littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit hits Amazon all-time low at $75 (Reg. $100)

Amazon offers the littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit for $74.95 shipped. Also at Walmart. Regularly selling for $100 via Apple and other retailers, this is a new Amazon all-time low and the best that we’ve tracked. Coding is more popular than ever these days, so why not jump in with the littleBits R2-D2 kit? It features step-by-step directions, over 22 different missions, and pairs with your iPhone or Android device. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

Littlebits Stories February 2

expiredLearn Swift coding and assemble your own droid with $82 littleBits kit (Reg. $100)

Amazon is currently offering the littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit for $81.95 shipped. Normally selling for $100, that’s an $18 discount and the best offer out there. Today’s offer is a match of our previous mention, comes within $3 of the all-time low and is the best offer our there. Rated 4.1/5 stars from almost 300 customers. The kit lets you assemble your very own Astromech droid that can be even be controlled and programmed through the Swift Playgrounds app.

Littlebits Stories January 21

expiredBuild your own Astromech Droid with littleBits’ Star Wars Inventor Kit at $82 (Reg. $100)

Amazon offers the littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit for $81.95 shipped. Typically selling for $100, that’s good for an $18 discount and comes within $3 of our previous mention for the Amazon all-time low. It is currently the best offer we’re seeing as well. For comparison, it goes for $99 at Walmart. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 250 customers.

Littlebits Stories August 2, 2016

With school starting up, it’s no surprise that littleBits has announced a new kit that expands its line of STEM-friendly products. The Rule Your Room bundle has eight different inventions for just under $100, which is a price drop from it’s other offerings. Head below for more.

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Littlebits Stories March 8, 2016

It has been a while since we’ve heard from LittleBits. Last time, the DIY brand introduced the Gizmos and Gadgets kit with eyes on building a variety of projects like a mega blaster and wireless doorbells. Today, it’s launching a new collection built around on STEAM education values. You’ve likely heard of the STEM programs that are popping up at local schools all over the United States. STEAM simply adds arts and design into the equation.

LittleBits’ new Student Set is designed specifically for this curriculum and includes everything needed to get started…

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Littlebits Stories December 18, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – littleBits Electronics Kits up to 35% Off: cloudBit Starter kit $64 shipped (Reg. $99), more

Today only, as part of the Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers littleBits Electronics Kits up to 35% Off. Our pick is the cloudBit Starter kit which goes for $64.29 shipped. That’s down $35 from the list price of $99 and the lowest we’ve seen it offered from Amazon. It includes “everything you need to make internet-connected devices right out of the box.”

Additional features include: 

  • Connect everything! Now your entire littleBits library can talk to the internet and vice versa
  • Automate with IFTTT to connect with any web service, like Facebook, Gmail and Twitter, or hardware like NEST and Phillips HUE
  • Remote control and readout to control your circuits across the room or across the world
  • Code with the cloud API or using the Arduino module for further customization [optional]

It received 4.4/5 stars from Amazon shoppers. For more info on the cloudBit checkout the video and more here.

Littlebits Stories October 8, 2015

We love build it yourself kits around here, especially those that bring technology to the masses. From Kano to Robo Wunderkind, there have been some intriguing DIY projects released in the last year. littleBits has been around for a while now, but its new Gizmos and Gadgets kit is bound to get the creative juices flowing for all ages.

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Littlebits Stories July 28, 2015

Crowdfunding campaigns and startups are pushing out some of the coolest gadgets in the market, but getting your hands on them is sometimes tough since these companies don’t have distribution and logistics locked down. Amazon Launchpad is designed to make it easier for these amazing products to get into the hands of consumers faster. Jim Adkins, Amazon’s Vice President, explains:

Amazon Launchpad gives customers access to a dedicated storefront featuring a variety of innovative new products from emerging brands. For startups, we handle inventory management, order fulfillment, customer service, and more, allowing them to focus their efforts on the innovation that results in more cool products.

The Amazon Launchpad Store already has more than 200 products from various venture capital firms, startup accelerators, and crowd-funding platforms. Some of which have been around for quite some time and others that are brand new.

Many consumers (myself included) are hesitant to back a crowdfunding campaign due to the murky purchase process and vague shipping timelines, but if you can wait until they hit Amazon Launchpad you should have a relatively stress-free experience.

This move by Amazon shouldn’t come as a shock, back in March the online retailer opened a similar store dedicated to selling innovative products from emerging brands.

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Here are some of our top picks from Amazon’s new Launchpad store:

  • Kinsa Smart Thermometer: $29.99
  • littleBits Electronics Premium Kit: $149
  • Ube U1000 Smart Wi-Fi Dimmer: $89
  • Bluesmart Smart Carry-On Luggage: $349
  • Osmo Gaming System for iPad: $76.99
  • GrowlerWerks Ukeg 64 Copper Craft Beer Growler: $145

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Littlebits Stories July 24, 2014

Littlebits Electronics makes a large line of magnetic electronics modules (or Bits) that can be used to create a number of different gadgets and devices without the need to know how to code or to pull out a soldering iron. While there a number of different bundles that can be purchased, the Bits range from switches, light dimmers, sensors, small motors, and even Korg made a littleBits DIY synthesizer kit.

Until now, the prototyping and hobbyist platform didn’t allow for creations that were connected to the internet, so littleBits has decided to introduce the new cloudBit module.

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