We are a house that can never have too many littleBits. These snap together electronic building blocks inspire endless inventions and with today’s launch of their Rule Your Room Kit, kids everywhere have a new way to create touch-activated inventions to control and protect their stuff. It’s a dream come true for parents who are looking for hands-on ways to encourage their kids towards creative projects with a STEM slant.
About littleBits Rule Your Room
The littleBits Rule Your Room Kit comes with seven Bits, accessories, and a step-by-step guide to create eight touch-activated inventions right out of the box. The new Rule Your Room Kit will give kids the opportunity to create the coolest room ever and transform dull, ordinary objects into awesomely interactive inventions powered by the Makey Makey Bit, which turns anything that conducts electricity–a hand, a carrot, or a paw–into a touchpad.
For kids who always feel that their stuff is in jeopardy of being snooped or snatched by siblings, Bits from the Rule Your Room Kit can be used to create a variety of security measures for avid makers. Here are a few ideas:
Worried someone is trying to steal one of your possessions? Detonate the Domain Defender! It automatically launches projectiles like wads of paper at the person trying to break into the item.
Think your siblings are snooping? Build a Top Secret Safe that’s trigger activated when the item is pulled from a bookshelf.
Is someone in the house trying to steal your stuff? Build a Burglar Buzzer to catch would-be thief in the act of grabbing your most prized possessions.
But the Rule Your Room Kit isn’t just about securing your stuff. Creative kids can use the Bits to make interactive wall art that can pop off the wall to literally bring it to life.
Family pranksters can up their game by programing a pop-up puppet to prank mom, dad, or their best friend. Or perhaps you just love gaming and want to put a new spin on your controller. The Makey Makey Bit is perfect for creating a brand new controller for your favorite computer game out of a piece of fruit or a vegetable!
If you’re thinking that you already have some littleBits, components from the new Rule Your Room Kit gives kids the opportunity to create the coolest room ever. Bits will inspire them to combine this new set with existing sets to as they transform dull, ordinary objects into awesome interactive inventions.
The Rule Your Room Kit is available online at littleBits.com and at retail partners such as Amazon, Macy’s, Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Stores. In addition to the littleBits Rule Your Room Kit, other award-winning littleBits kits currently available include the Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, the Synth Kit in partnership with KORG, the Smart Home Kit, the littleBits STEAM Student Set, the Arduino Coding Kit and more.
I received a LittleBits Rule Your Room Kit to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own and affiliate links are included.