The littleBits Bluetooth Low Energy Bit (marked "BLE" on your Bit) is the easiest way to control your inventions wirelessly, from any smart device (like a phone or tablet). All you need is the littleBits Invent app and this Bit to move motors on wireless vehicles, or trigger buzzers for pranks. You can also use your circuit to control functions on your device, like triggering the camera to take a picture.

 

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Description:

The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Bit, when coupled with the Gizmos & Gadgets, 2nd Edition app, allows you to use your smart device, like a cell phone or a tablet, to control the BLE Bit, or use your BLE Bit to control your smart device. This Bit moves motors on wireless vehicles, and sounds buzzers on some of your favorite prank machines. With the BLE Bit, you can also use your circuit to control functions on your device, like triggering the camera to take a picture. You can communicate with up to two Bluetooth Low Energy Bits at the same time.

Real World Applications:

  • Wireless Mouse and Keyboard
Users
Ages 8
Grades 3+
Sizes
Height .5
Width 5.0
Length 8.0
Weight
0.04 kg / 0.08 lbs
Model No.
650-0151-B
UPC
810876022293

To use the Bluetooth Low Energy Bit, you first need to connect it to your smart device (smartphone, tablet) through the littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets, 2nd Edition app. Check your device’s compatibility at littleBits.com/app. The antenna enables you to send and receive signals between the BLE Bit and your smart device, up to a distance of about 80ft (25m) indoors. Instructions for connecting your Bit with your device can be found within the "help" section of the app, as well as on our website. By using the BLE Bit to control your smart device, you can take remote readings of the signals going into your BLE Bit with on-screen readouts. Or you can use signals from the BLE Bit to control the camera on your smart device, letting you take photos or videos remotely. Alternatively, you can use your smart device to contro your BLE Bit. For example. you can send signals to your BLE Bit with on-screen buttons, sliders and other controls. Or control your circuits movement with the accelerometer and gyroscope in your smart device. The BLE Bit also has the ability to “remember” the last command you sent to it from your smart device. For example, if you set the SLIDER control to the middle and exit out of the control screen or the Gizmos & Gadgets, 2nd Edition app entirely, the output should continue to receive a “50%” signal. This is useful if you want to keep your invention running while you’re doing other things on your smart device.

GET INSPIRED

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

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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

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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.

littleBits kits that include this bit:

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MEET THE BIT

Description:

The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Bit, when coupled with the Gizmos & Gadgets, 2nd Edition app, allows you to use your smart device, like a cell phone or a tablet, to control the BLE Bit, or use your BLE Bit to control your smart device. This Bit moves motors on wireless vehicles, and sounds buzzers on some of your favorite prank machines. With the BLE Bit, you can also use your circuit to control functions on your device, like triggering the camera to take a picture. You can communicate with up to two Bluetooth Low Energy Bits at the same time.

Real World Applications:

  • Wireless Mouse and Keyboard

 

PRODUCT SPECS

Users
Ages 8
Grades 3+
Sizes
Height .5
Width 5.0
Length 8.0
Weight
0.04 kg / 0.08 lbs
Model No.
650-0151-B
UPC
810876022293

HOW IT WORKS

To use the Bluetooth Low Energy Bit, you first need to connect it to your smart device (smartphone, tablet) through the littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets, 2nd Edition app. Check your device’s compatibility at littleBits.com/app. The antenna enables you to send and receive signals between the BLE Bit and your smart device, up to a distance of about 80ft (25m) indoors. Instructions for connecting your Bit with your device can be found within the "help" section of the app, as well as on our website. By using the BLE Bit to control your smart device, you can take remote readings of the signals going into your BLE Bit with on-screen readouts. Or you can use signals from the BLE Bit to control the camera on your smart device, letting you take photos or videos remotely. Alternatively, you can use your smart device to contro your BLE Bit. For example. you can send signals to your BLE Bit with on-screen buttons, sliders and other controls. Or control your circuits movement with the accelerometer and gyroscope in your smart device. The BLE Bit also has the ability to “remember” the last command you sent to it from your smart device. For example, if you set the SLIDER control to the middle and exit out of the control screen or the Gizmos & Gadgets, 2nd Edition app entirely, the output should continue to receive a “50%” signal. This is useful if you want to keep your invention running while you’re doing other things on your smart device.

 

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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