The oscillator is a sound source that is capable of creating audio tones that will be used in almost every sound experiment you create with littleBits. This is the main sound source for the Synth Kit!

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The oscillator is a sound source that is capable of creating audio tones that will be used in almost every sound experiment you create with your Bits.

Real World Applications:

  • Synth Keytar
Users
Ages 14+
Grades 9+
Sizes
Height 0.5"
Width 3.75"
Length 7.5"
Weight
0.01 kg/ 0.02 lbs
Model No.
650-0126
UPC
810876020145

 

The oscillator features a "pitch" knob to adjust its output tone and a "tune" dial for adjusting the tuning with a keyboard. It also features a mode switch that selects between "square" and "saw" waveforms. The "square" waveform has a rich, powerful character, and the "saw" has a more mellow, rounded character. The "waveform" switch changes the output. The invisible sound wave will either look like a square or a saw. The square has a hollow sound, similar to a flute. The saw has a strong, buzzy sound, similar to brass instruments. It also features a "pitch" knob in the center and a "tune" pitch dial. The oscillator's frequency range is 0.3 Hz to 4000 Hz. If the oscillator is turned very low, you can also use it to control light or motion Bits. Try making an LED pulse on and off by connecting it to an oscillator and turning the oscilator way down.

GET INSPIRED

Find more than a thousand invention ideas and then share what you invent on littleBits Classroom. Here are just a few:

Pitch Sweeps: Learn how an oscillator works

Korg LFO Module for littleBits

Key Player: Learn how to play notes on the keyboard

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MEET THE BIT

The oscillator is a sound source that is capable of creating audio tones that will be used in almost every sound experiment you create with your Bits.

Real World Applications:

  • Synth Keytar

PRODUCT SPECS

Users
Ages 14+
Grades 9+
Sizes
Height 0.5"
Width 3.75"
Length 7.5"
Weight
0.01 kg/ 0.02 lbs
Model No.
650-0126
UPC
810876020145

 

HOW IT WORKS

The oscillator features a "pitch" knob to adjust its output tone and a "tune" dial for adjusting the tuning with a keyboard. It also features a mode switch that selects between "square" and "saw" waveforms. The "square" waveform has a rich, powerful character, and the "saw" has a more mellow, rounded character. The "waveform" switch changes the output. The invisible sound wave will either look like a square or a saw. The square has a hollow sound, similar to a flute. The saw has a strong, buzzy sound, similar to brass instruments. It also features a "pitch" knob in the center and a "tune" pitch dial. The oscillator's frequency range is 0.3 Hz to 4000 Hz. If the oscillator is turned very low, you can also use it to control light or motion Bits. Try making an LED pulse on and off by connecting it to an oscillator and turning the oscilator way down.

COMMUNITY INVENTIONS

GET INSPIRED

Find more than a thousand invention ideas and then share what you invent on littleBits Classroom. Here are just a few:

Pitch Sweeps: Learn how an oscillator works

Korg LFO Module for littleBits

Key Player: Learn how to play notes on the keyboard

KITS WITH THE BIT

littleBits kits that include this bit:

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