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:
  - 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
  • 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

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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:

KITS WITH THE BIT

littleBits kits that include this bit:

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