Bits is designed around the idea of prototyping This allows students
to come up with an idea and create it in a simple and understandable
way. Then from there they can expand on the idea. Little Bits lets
students walk through a whole design process. They can come up with
the idea, build and test, reconfigure and make changes, test again
until they are satisfied and start over again. There are several
kits that meets the needs of most students.
the younger grades you can start with simple ideas of circuits,
cause and effect, how do things work. And then work all the way
up to building your own bits. Little Bits has partnered with several
companies and organizations to bring the needed bits for schools.
A partnership with NASA helps bring space to the classroom where
you can build your own Mars rover.
bits are each tabled to what they do, color coded to their function,
and no tools are required to make the bits work. There are tools
to make small adjustments but no soldering, cutting, drilling, etc.
Also due to the way the bits are designed a student can not connect
them wrong. They are magnetized together.
Bits start at a cost of $99 for the basic kits on up. There are
several education programs and packages depending on your needs.
Educators also get a discount on their purchases. Then of course
if you want a specific bit not in your kit you are able to purchase
those separately without needing to buy more kits.