littleBits just introduced a new kit with a Star Wars theme: The Droid Inventor Kit. We have been long-time littleBits enthusiasts in my family and we have enjoyed watching the company grow and introduce original electronic building kits for kids. With the new kit, you create and build a Droid using electronics Bits and control
Over the past few years, I have watched the number and variety of coding classes for kids (outside of school) grow quite a lot. Kids can take classes in camps during the summer, participate in after-school programs during the school year, and even attend one-day workshops hosted at libraries and universities. There are coding classes
Today I am excited to share a gift list that is focused on engineering and computer science and was developed by Project Lead The Way, a nonprofit organization that develops STEM curriculum for K-12 students across the US. I am always on a quest to find quality STEM products for my kids and there are
Today I’m sharing a clever new invention kit by littleBits called “Rule Your Room Kit.” As I have written before, we’re big fans of littleBits in our family. littleBits are electronic modules with tiny circuit boards that include functions like lights, sounds, sensors, and motors. littleBits are educational toys that help kids learn about electronics
My younger daughter (10 years) is someone who likes to do art projects, enjoys building little habitats in shoeboxes, and likes to read and write creatively. When a friend sent me a link to a story about a new company started by two female engineering graduate students from Stanford who were creating engineering toys for
I recently had the opportunity to meet Adela Wee, a graduate of Olin College of Engineering, at a local STEM expo where she was demonstrating an autonomous robot she designed and built at college. Her robot, WALL-E, is impressive– it’s a fully integrated mobile robot system that greets you and follows you based on hand gestures.
Need littleBits project ideas for your kids? Look no further! Here you will find a list of top-rated projects curated by the team at littleBits. Since it might be your child’s first time using littleBits, they may need some help getting started. I think projects are a great way to learn, so I reached out to