Gizmag wrote a nice piece about the launch of the littleBits Arduino bundle this month. “Littlebits gives young hackers a functioning Arduino programming environment, but without having to fuss with any soldering, wiring or breadboarding. Among the basic projects that come with the kit is a digital Etch-a-sketch tutorial that takes inputs from other LittleBits modules and translates them into images on your connected computer. Other nifty projects include analog Pong and some fun sound tweaks including an 8-bit jukebox.”
Ars Technica wrote about the launch of the littleBits Arduino at Heart module and its debut at this weekend’s Maker Faire in San Francisco.
“‘We hope it will pull people in that are interested in Arduino but intimidated by wiring or breadboarding,’ said Paul Rothman of LittleBits . . . ‘It allows people to focus on the programming and really have an emphasis on creating projects or ideas.’”
Engadget wrote about today’s launch of the Arduino at Heart module and how it expands the littleBits universe.
“The programmable part gives you much more control over LittleBits’ existing modules, such as the oscillators in the Synth Kit. . . it also opens the door to interaction with your computer.”