littleBits invents new ways to play with UK launch of Gizmos & Gadgets Kit

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Electronic building blocks make it easy for children to build, remix and share fun tech creations.

Calling all rule breakers, builders of new worlds and kids (of all ages) that bust things open to see how they work! littleBitsis excited to announce its newest electronic building block kit, the littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, which allows kids to build, remix and hack their world for fun.

The littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit comes with 15 electronic building blocks –which snap together with magnets – a detailed instruction handbook, and all the accessories and tools you need to unleash the inventor within. Easy step-by-step instructions are provided to create 12 amazing tech-infused devices – including a wireless rover, a bubble machine and interactive games – but thatǯs just the start: thousands of other ideas are available online and through the free littleBits app.

The UK edition of the littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit will be available from March 23rd, 2016, priced £199.  It’s recommended for children of 8+, but can be enjoyed by all ages. The littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit combines electronics, robotics and everyday objects to make a range of incredible creations and inspire the next generation of inventors by helping build a basic understanding of electronics, mechanisms,robotics, environmental sensors, and construction methods. The complete kit contains everything you need to create inventions, large and small, with the companyǯs signature and award-winning electronic building blocks that easily snap together with magnets.

Kids of all ages will be able to invent new creations, or giveeveryday objects new superpowers. No previous experience is necessary, and no soldering, programming or wiring is required. Want to do even more? Explore the worlds of coding, electronic music, smart devices and more with additional littleBits Kits – including bumper packs designed for schools. “The pride of inventing something is addictive, and it stays with you for life,” said Ayah Bdeir, Founder & CEO of littleBits, and MIT Media Lab grad and TED Senior Fellow. “The littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit provides kids, and creative people of all ages, the roadmap to invent amazing devices with an easy to follow guide. But the beauty of the kit is that once the training wheels come off and people feel comfortable with the tools, people can invent virtually anything they imagine.” Created through hundreds of hours of research and user testing, designed by a team that has worked with LEGO, MIT Media Lab, Georgia Tech and the Rhode Island School of Design, the littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit is the perfect kit to help instill an insatiable desire for a lifetime of creativity, learning and inventing.

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Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.

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