Use this Bit to control your circuits with light. The amount of light shining on the sensor will change how your circuit behaves. It's a great way to activate your circuit without hands, and is perfect for alarms!

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  • Meet the Bit
  • Product Specs
  • How it Works
  • Community Inventions
  • Expand with JAM
  • Kits with this Bit

The light sensor Bit can turn your circuit on and off by detecting the brightness or darkness of the environment they are in. control your circuit's with light! The amount of light shining on the sensor will change how your circuit behaves. It's a great way to activate your circuit, and is perfect for alarms!

Users
Ages 8+
Grades 3+
Sizes
Height 0.5"
Width 3.75"
Length 7.5"
Weight
0.01 kg / 0.02 lbs
Model No.
650-0111
UPC
859477003706

The light sensor is similar to a dimmer. It measures how much light is shining on it and activates the Bits that follow it based on the amount of light. It has two modes: "light" and "dark". As of the environment gets brighter, the Bits that follow the sensor will gradually turn on. The light sensor also has a "dark mode" that allows it to work in reverse. As it gradually gets darker the Bits that follow will gradually turn on.

Use the small slider on the board to adjust how much light it takes to change the signal. Sliding right increases sensitivity, left decreases it. Older versions of this Bit have a small screw dial instead of the slider. Use the included purple screwdriver to turn this dial.

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MEET THE BIT

The light sensor Bit can turn your circuit on and off by detecting the brightness or darkness of the environment they are in. control your circuit's with light! The amount of light shining on the sensor will change how your circuit behaves. It's a great way to activate your circuit, and is perfect for alarms!

PRODUCT SPECS

Users
Ages 8+
Grades 3+
Sizes
Height 0.5"
Width 3.75"
Length 7.5"
Weight
0.01 kg / 0.02 lbs
Model No.
650-0111
UPC
859477003706

HOW IT WORKS

The light sensor is similar to a dimmer. It measures how much light is shining on it and activates the Bits that follow it based on the amount of light. It has two modes: "light" and "dark". As of the environment gets brighter, the Bits that follow the sensor will gradually turn on. The light sensor also has a "dark mode" that allows it to work in reverse. As it gradually gets darker the Bits that follow will gradually turn on.

Use the small slider on the board to adjust how much light it takes to change the signal. Sliding right increases sensitivity, left decreases it. Older versions of this Bit have a small screw dial instead of the slider. Use the included purple screwdriver to turn this dial.

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:

EXPAND WITH JAM

JAM is a safe online community for kids to
discover new passions, level up their skills,
and meet fearless geeks just like them.

DO MORE WITH YOUR BITS

Tap into the littleBits course on JAM to pair your kits with fun, instructional videos. JAM projects empower kids to understand how circuits and sensors work and to invent amazing things with them.

 

 

GO BEYOND THE BITS

Host a workshop using JAM courses to introduce other STEAM topics to your students.

GIVE STUDENTS GOOD SCREEN TIME

Use JAM to reward students for completing work early, or engage students who aren’t catching on with a standard approach.

CONNECT TO A WHOLE WIDE WORLD

JAM lets kids discover videos made by inspiring mentors and also projects uploaded by other kids around the world.

KITS WITH THE BIT

littleBits kits that include this bit:

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