The DC (or "direct current") motor rotates a small cross axle shaft you can attach anything to. It also works with all littleBits accessories that have cross axle openings. Try attaching a wheel! Use it to spin, turn, twist, and roll.

This bit is compatible with the following items:
  - Droid Inventor Kit
  - Base Inventor Kit
  - Space Rover Inventor Kit
  - Cross axle mechanical arm (not sold separately)
  - Cross axle motorMate (not sold separately)

For a replacement DC motor bit for other kits and accessories, see the "DC motor ("D shaft)" bit

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

Use the DC motor to make inventions that spin, turn, twist, and roll.

Real World Applications:

  • Electric Car Engine
  • Drill
Users
Ages 8+
Grades 3+
Sizes
Height 0.75"
Width 5"
Length 8"
Weight
0.01kg / 0.02 lbs
Model No.
650-0142-F
UPC
810876020930

The DC (or “direct current”) motor rotates a shaft when it receives a signal. The more signal it receives, the faster the motor will spin.

A switch on the board lets you choose which direction the motor spins. CW spins clockwise and CCW spins counterclockwise. When the switch is in VAR (variable) mode, the amount of signal the motor receives from previous Bits allows you to control the speed and direction (clockwise or counterclockwise) of its motion. In this mode, using an input like a slide dimmer makes steering easy!

 

GET INSPIRED

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

Pete the Peacock

Strawbees Ferris Wheel

Rolling Robots Chain Reaction

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.

littleBits kits that include this bit:

MEET THE BIT

Use the DC motor to make inventions that spin, turn, twist, and roll.

Real World Applications:

  • Electric Car Engine
  • Drill

PRODUCT SPECS

Users
Ages 8+
Grades 3+
Sizes
Height 0.75"
Width 5"
Length 8"
Weight
0.01kg / 0.02 lbs
Model No.
650-0142-F
UPC
810876022989

HOW IT WORKS

The DC (or “direct current”) motor rotates a shaft when it receives a signal. The more signal it receives, the faster the motor will spin.

A switch on the board lets you choose which direction the motor spins. CW spins clockwise and CCW spins counterclockwise. When the switch is in VAR (variable) mode, the amount of signal the motor receives from previous Bits allows you to control the speed and direction (clockwise or counterclockwise) of its motion. In this mode, using an input like a slide dimmer makes steering easy!

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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