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Playing with tech. littleBits kits.

Boot Camp feature for Monday, March 17, 2014

Playing with tech.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Kits designed to help children and grown ups learn about electronics and technology are hardly anything new.  In the days of old there were HeathKits for building radios and more.   Today a company called littleBits is out with gender neutral electronic building kits designed to help kids learn and explore.   CEO and founder Ayah Bdeir…

“So littleBits makes a product that is essentially a library of electronics that snaps together with magnets for prototyping, learning and for play.  What this means is that we make bricks, but instead of them being plastic bricks such as Lego or K’nex or other things, we make electronic bricks.  So each brick is a light, or a sound, or a sensor,  or a motor.”

With lots of open exploration.   Kit pricing starts at about a hundred dollars.  There’s more info at littleBits.com.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.