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Published on 02 Dec 2014 | over 2 years ago

3 "LittleBits" projects, I came up with, to solve everyday challenges, and learn more about electronics in the process.

They're pricy, so use promo code: THEKINGOFRANDOM to get $20 off*: bit.ly/IBLittleBits
*($20 off a purchase of $80 or more)

The drawing is now closed. Congratulations to Luke Hart from Western Australia, who was the randomly chosen winner of the LittleBits Smart Home Kit!

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Project Inspired By:

These electronic projects are original ideas (original to me anyway), based on the challenges of having our kids watching tv after we’ve gone to bed, cold winter temperatures approaching, and wanting to be notified if someone is tampering with our safe.


WARNING:

I can’t really think of anything dangerous about this project, so I’ll just say use of this video content is at your own risk.


Project History & More Info:

I was approached by a company called LittleBits and asked what I could do with their product, and these are some of the things I came up with.

After playing with the circuits though, I realize there really is no limit to what you could make. Think of them as the “LEGOs”® of the electronics world, and you’ll get an idea of why there’s so much you can do with them.

My kids are all 5 and under, but even they can put together simple circuits, press buttons and move motors.

I built other circuits for solar tracking, and some that used servos and small motors as well, but I didn’t get to show them off in the video.

Admittedly I didn’t know what LittleBits were before I made this video, but now that I’ve played with them, I can recommend them as a great tool for learning and exploring electronics on a beginner level. And a quick and easy way to prototype simple circuits without having to strip or solder wires.

This video was, in fact, sponsored by LittleBits, and if you’re thinking about getting a kit, use the promo code THEKINGOFRANDOM to get $20 off, and free shipping in the USA. Hopefully that helps chip the price down to where it’s more affordable :)

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