So I was at the gym yesterday, and saw this company being interviewed on CNN. Their idea is pretty simple. Break up all of the world’s electronics into pieces. Then you can just plug together the pieces that you need to make whatever you want to make. Pretty Brilliant!
littleBits makes an opensource library of electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun.
littleBits (spelled lower case L, upper case B, all one word) consists of tiny circuit-boards with specific functions engineered to snap together with magnets. No soldering, no wiring, no programming, just snap together for prototyping, learning and fun. Each bit has a specific function (light, sound, sensors, buttons, thresholds, pulse, motors, etc), and modules snap to make larger circuits. Just as LEGO™ allows you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are small, simple, intuitive, blocks that make creating with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together.