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littleBits Electronics Synth Kit

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About the Product
  • Modular analog synthesizer made up of 12 BitsTM modules that snap together with magnets to create circuits in seconds
  • Create amazing sounds right out of the box while learning the basics of analog synthesis
  • Project booklet with step-by-step instructions for creating a wide array of sound circuits and projects
  • Box transforms into a ready-to-use performance station that can connect to recording or live sound equipment
  • Combine the little Bits Synth Kit with other little Bits modules to make expressive interfaces, or creations that span light, motion and sound!

The littleBits synth kit is an incredibly powerful, easy to use modular synthesizer that helps you unleash your inner rockstar. The Synth Kit, developed in partnership with KORGx, a pioneer of electronic musical equipment, enables amateur and professional musicians to easily explore the iconic synthesizer instrument. This allows you to make exciting new sounds and build your own infinitely customizable and expandable analog modular instrument - all with little to no engineering or musical knowledge. The Synth Kit includes an assortment of 12 electronic Bits that instantly snap together with magnets to create circuits like those used in Korg's famous analog synthesizers.

  • Kit includes 12 Bits like the speaker, oscillator and keyboard to help you create sweet beats
  • Includes booklet of 10 projects and with hundreds more online
  • Connects to speakers, computers, headphones, and any instrument with an output jack for an amplifier
  • Can be used to make your own instruments, like a synth-guitar
  • Fits into the littleBits platform for infinite combos of audio, visual and sensory experiences

Empowering Invention & Innovation

Create tomorrow’s innovators and idea-makers with littleBits electronic building blocks. These easy-to-use Bits make creative discovery and invention a snap for next-generation thinkers, designers, and tinkerers of all ages and genders. No programming, soldering or wiring required.

Build Creative Confidence

Evolve the way you think by developing design and critical thinking skills through the littleBits cycle of invention (create > play > remix > share). Whether you build from instructions or your imaginzation, start creating something, use it, improve it, experiment. Then inspire others by showing the world what you've created.

Project: Keytar

Project: Synth Spin Table

Project: Synth Pro Station

Invent Anything
About the Startup

Describe your product in 3 words.

Simple. Playful. Powerful.

How did you come up with the idea for this product?

I am inspired by the other building blocks of our time: the concrete block, the LEGO brick, the transistor. My main motivation in creating littleBits was to equip people with the skills and interests needed to thrive in today’s tech-filled world. At littleBits, we see technology as a language, and believe that nowadays, those who don’t speak it can be paralyzed. Everyone should be able to build, invent, and prototype with electronics independent of age, gender and technical background, and littleBits allows just that.

What makes your product special?

littleBits is more than a product, it is a platform for large and small inventions. We spend more than eleven hours a day with technology, but most people don’t know how it works, and spend the majority of their time consuming media. We believe people are born creative, and our electronic building blocks help to unleash the inventor within by engaging them in an incredibly powerful, exhilarating and most importantly, fun process of invention, rather than prescribing one-off experiences.

What has been the best part of your startup experience?

Sampling, testing, redesigning, resampling and retesting our magnetic connectors was nothing short of exhausting. We worked with world class designers and manufacturers to perfect the magical and gratifying "click" of the Bits connecting, to make creating inventions with littleBits extremely intuitive and fun.

Product Details

Product Dimensions 12.2 x 4 x 2.8 inches
Shipping Weight 1.3 pounds
UPC 810876020060
Release Date January 1, 2015
Manufacturer recommended age 8 years and up
Item model number 650-0124

CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mitch Martin on March 11, 2014
The littleBits/KORG synth kit is really unique. I didnt know what to expect when I first received it...I certainly didnt expect it to be able to deliver quality sound in such a small package. What I think most people will find compelling is that the kit is flexible/powerful enough for true musicians/DJs but it's also intuitive enough for a novice to pick up and begin to understand how a synthesizer works.

The kit comes with:
Micro Sequencer
2 Oscillators
and more

Bought mine on the littleBits site after seeing the ad on Amazon and got it within a few days. Bonus was that I saw some cool projects on littleBits' site for ways to use the kit and combine it with other equipment.

Highly recommend this for all levels of musicianship and teenagers-adults
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 28, 2014
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This is a great adult and educational toy for teaching the principles of analog synthesis. I do have a couple of quibbles, but more on those later.

This Little Bits set will allow one to create the functional parts of an analog synthesizer, and play with waveform shaping in the analog world. Analog waveform synthesis is very interesting, and should be an area of study for those studying sound and languages: phonemes, morphemes, etc. It can be exceptionally enlightening for those who buy into the whole "reverse speech" nonsense which was spawned by the advent of easy digital manipulation of sound (too detailed to go into here, but an understanding of analog synthesis will give one a clear understanding of why "reverse speech" really isn't).

The functional electronic modules; oscillator, filter, sequencer, etc., are on small blocks with electrical and mechanical connections set up so as to be easy to put together in the proper manner. They will only fit together one way, so you cannot connect them in the wrong way. While this does limit one a bit, it also ensures that each project functions when put together.

The Little Bits electronic kits apparently all work this way, and there is a certain genius in their design. The fit together easily and quickly, and one can create operational circuits right out of the box with little instruction.

The nitpicks I have are: price, missing functions, and detail.

The kits seems a bit on the high side, price-wise. I find $150 for this set to be about twice what it should be. Since I have been involved in electronics for over 40 years, I do have some idea of what components cost. That said, it is well made, well packaged and comes with really informative instructions.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ned Jackson on January 22, 2015
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Way cooler than expected. The number of interesting configurations is huge. At first, I set it up like a conventional analog synth and was impressed by the sound of the oscillators and filter. With one hand on the keyboard and the other on the filter cutoff it's possible to play some pretty cool sounding lead and bass stuff.

It was only when I brought it to work and left it out for others to play with that I realized how awesomely versatile this kit is. Every time I walked past the spot where I left it, I found that someone had discovered a new and different way to hook things up. The sequencer in particular is capable of a lot when triggered by other modules. Combining that in various ways with the envelope and filter (with the resonance turned up) creates some really wild complex evolving sounds.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Technology Guy on July 23, 2014
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Korg has been catching my attention with some really interesting products these past couple of years: the KORG DS-10 Synthesizer for Nintendo DS actually compelled me to run out and purchase a DS even though I'm not much of a gamer and the Korg KAOSSILATOR and Korg KAOSSILATOR 2 have taken hours and hours of my time since their introduction. And now there's the littleBits Electronics Synth Kit.

THIS is the electronics kit that I'd always wanted but which never existed. Until now. LittleBits and Korg got together and produced something totally amazing - a modular hardware-based analog synthesizer kit for a mere $159 (check out the PAiA catalog of professional analog synthesizer modules to see how that $159 stacks up). Amazing. Audacious. And so totally cool!

OK, I'll (try to) stop gushing for a moment -- here's the skinny. LittleBits is known for creating a number of magnetically coupled modular electronics kits... which, to be perfectly honest, is not necessarily something I'd normally find very interesting as I'm a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-heat-up-the-soldering-iron kinda technology guy. But an analog synthesizer is perfect for the modular approach and the littleBits Electronics Synth Kit gets it right.
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