Kids Invent Their Own Super Hero with the Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
By Allison VanNest, Head of Communications at littleBits
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Super Hero?
Today, littleBits is happy to introduce the Avengers Hero Inventor Kit, in collaboration with Marvel Entertainment. The Avengers Hero Inventor Kit includes everything kids need to create their own super powers, then reconfigure them in different ways to create new inventions.
The Avengers Hero Inventor Kit includes everything you’ll need to create your own super powers, including 9 Bits, 7 hero gear parts, 2 sticker sheets, and a free littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor app.
If you’re already a littleBits fan, you’ll see some of our popular Bits included in the kit: power, button, light sensor, BLE, and two wires. However, we’ve also created three new Bits for the Avengers Hero Inventor Kit that will take your powers to the next level:
The accelerometer senses how quickly you are speeding up or slowing down. This helps it detect different types of motion, like tilting.
The round LED matrix is a colorful light display, like a scoreboard. It has four modes: animation, fill, brightness, and color.
Sound effects comes with ten pre-loaded Avengers sound effects and the ability to record your own voice and unique sounds.
Not sure how they work? Don’t worry! Your favorite Marvel Avengers will teach you all you need to know to create your own super powers through our free app:
Iron Man introduces you to the world of superpowers and gets you started on your suit; he will teach you Bit basics and about the BLE connection.
Ant Man/The Wasp will help you use motion and gesture to control your circuit, honing your agility and coordination; you’ll learn how to use the accelerometer and LED Matrix modes.
The Hulk will help you to create your own custom Super Hero roar and learn to activate and control sound effects; in addition to sound effects, he’ll teach you simple code.
Black Widow will help you to get sneaky and use light to your advantage to become the ultimate secret agent; you’ll learn about the light sensor, as well as simple code.
Ironheart will help you to customize the physical form of your suit and code your signature look.
And finally, Black Panther and Shuri will give you open-ended prompts to create your own Super Hero identity and powers using a variety of input and output Bits.