Base Inventor Kit

// Community

Designing solutions that protect and promote wellbeing in your community.
Invention inspiration: Richard Turere

   1. STUFF PROTECTOR
   BUILD INSTRUCTIONS

Goal: Create and alarm to alert you when someone is close by.

Template: #5
Bits: battery, cable, battery clip, power, wire, buzzer, long LED, proximity sensor, mounting board

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Stuff Protector
   Play: Intruder Alarm

Goal: Intruders beware! Set up your alarm to protect your room.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Intruder Alarm
   Discover: Lion Alarm

Goal: Learn how kid inventor, Richard Turere, helped his community make peace with nearby lions.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Lion Alarm
   2. AUTOMATIC LIGHT
   BUILD INSTRUCTIONS

Goal: Build a sound-operated light that you can control with your voice.

Template: Expanding on Stuff Protector
Bits: sound trigger, latch

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Automatic Light
   Play: Smart Lamp

Goal: Let there be light! Set up a light that is triggered by sound.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Smart Lamp
   Play: Glow Challenge

Goal: Make it personal! Create custom lighting for your home.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Glow Challenge

 

// Inclusivity

Designing solutions for people with disabilities.
Invention inspiration: Anahit

   3. THE NAVIGATOR
   BUILD INSTRUCTIONS

Goal: Build a handheld device that allows you to navigate in the dark.

Template: #4
Bits: battery, cable, battery clip, power, wire x 2, proximity sensor, buzzer, mounting board

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - The Navigator
   Play: Night Navigation

Goal: Don’t go bump in the night! Navigate a room without setting off the buzzer.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Night Navigation
   Discover: Bat Vision

Goal: Learn how kid inventor, Anahit, used littleBits to help people with visual impairments.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Bat Vision
   Play: Vampire Tag

Goal: You’re it! Play a game of tag with the Navigator.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Vampire Tag
   4. THE GRIPPER
   BUILD INSTRUCTIONS

Goal: Create a robo-arm device that helps you grab stuff.

Template: #1, #2, #3
Bits: battery, cable, battery clip, power, wire x 2, slide dimmer, servo, mounting board, mechanical arm

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - The Gripper
   Play: Gripper Test

Goal: Put your robo-arm to the test! Use the Gripper to pick up objects.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Gripper Test
   Play: Robo-Basketball

Goal: Nothing but net! Use your Gripper to play a game of basketball.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Robo-Basketball
   Play: Animatronics Challenge

Goal: Use Bits, craft materials, and objects from around the house to make a robotic puppet.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Animatronics Challenge
   5. AUTOMATIC GRIPPER
   BUILD INSTRUCTIONS

Goal: Build a voice-activated Gripper by upgrading your Gripper circuit.

Template: Expanding on the Gripper
Bits: sound trigger

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Automatic Gripper
   Play: Robo-Arm Experiment

Goal: Test it out! Let’s see how many daily tasks you can complete wearing your Automatic Gripper.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Robo-Arm Experiment
   Play: Cyborg Challenge

Goal: Customize it! Invent your own wearable gadget hack to a task.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Cyborg Challenge

 

// Sustainability

Designing solutions to protect the planet.
Invention inspiration: Boyan Slat

   6. TRASH CHOMPER
   BUILD INSTRUCTIONS

Goal: Build a garbage eating monster.

Template: #8, #9
Bits: battery, cable, battery clip, power, proximity sensor, wire x 2, slide dimmer, servo, mounting board, mechanical arm

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Trash Chomper
   Play: Garbage Game

Goal: Feed me! Gamify garbage by installing the Trash Chomper in your home.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Garbage Game
   Play: Creature Challenge

Goal: Feed the beast! Invent a creature feeder to feed an animal of your choice.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Creature Challenge
   7. SEA CLEANER
   BUILD INSTRUCTIONS

Goal: Build a model for an autonomous sea cleaning boat.

Template: #6, #7
Bits: battery, cable, battery clip, power, wire x 2, proximity sensor, long LED, slide dimmer, servo, mounting board, mechanical arm

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Sea Cleaner
   Play: Ocean Cleanup

Goal: The ocean needs your help! Use your Sea Cleaner model to learn how.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Ocean Cleanup
   Discover: Boyan’s Mission

Goal: Learn how 23-year-old Boyan Slat tackled ocean pollution when no one else would!

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Boyan's Mission

 

// Boss Challenge

 

   8. CHANGEMAKER CHALLENGE
   Play: Changemaker Challenge

Goal: Become a changemaker! Solve a problem for someone you know through invention.

Video: YouTube

Base Inventor Kit - Changemaker Challenge