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littleBits Electronics Synth Kit

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Product Description

At littleBits, we are on a mission to unleash creativity by empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small, with our platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks.

From the Manufacturer

Empowering Invention & Innovation

littleBits easy to use electronic building blocks make creative discovery and invention intuitive for next-generation thinkers, designers, and makers. 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.


Bits are color-coded and snap together with magnets to create circuits instantly.


Each module has a specific function and all modules snap together to make larger circuits.


Building circuits is simple and intuitive, allowing anyone to create inventions large and small in a matter of seconds.

Invent Anything
About the Startup

Describe your product in 3 words.

Simple. Playful. Powerful.

Where did you get the inspiration for your 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 differentiates your product from similar products out there?

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.

Tell us about the best and most challenging parts of the creation process.

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
ASIN B00G99BZ4Q
UPC 810876020060
Release Date January 1, 2015
Our recommended age 8 years and up
Manufacturer recommended age 8 years and up
Item model number 650-0124

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

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 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:
Filter
Micro Sequencer
2 Oscillators
Keyboard
Envelope
Delay
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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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jon Norris 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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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By MKinz on July 21, 2014
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This is the third littleBits set that we own and it is by far the favorite. This kit allows so much imagination to build and create, but also has some pretty straight forward projects for those that are newer to littleBits and their imagination isn't quite there. As always with the littleBits, I wish it would include a pegboard to snap pieces into. The magnets are not strong enough and it is frustrating for little guys when they keep falling apart. I also wish they came with more ideas in their idea book. I would also say that if you are new to littleBits, this is just a music oriented set. If you are not highly into music, then I would do another starter set instead. This one, however, would be most favorable for the younger audience. Other than that, I would highly recommend!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Vynny TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 24, 2014
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I have owned a lot of keyboards from high end to low, expensive to cheap and you know which one sticks in my mind as truly ground breaking? The tiny Casio VL-1 mini keyboard, part of the casio VL tone range. It was a miniscule battery operated keyboard and calculator combo that had basic preprogrammed tones such as piano and violin and a very poppy drum kit. It also had a very limited sequencer and offered fantasy sounds and very, very simple ADSR synth settings. It was a great little tinny sounding toy whose features belied its looks and price.

Well take that little thirty year old toy keyboard and smash it with a mallet... What do you end up with? Korg's littleBits modular synthesizer kit. But more so than that this kit offers real synth and audio processing options as well as a tiny keyboard all put together in a Lego-esque way.

This kit teaches you so much about synth ideology, sound processing, electronic construction and audio flow it's like going to college for a month or even longer. Except this is fun, inexpensive and you'll learn more in an hour than a week at school.

I'm truly blown away by littleBits. The sound is amazing and you will be playing and tinkering around for hours. You can't break anything and it's all safe enough to give to young ones to experiment with as it runs off a nine volt battery. I've even seen larger projects made using this key such as custom keytars and weird musical arrangements. The limit is your imagination.

In a nutshell, if you want to learn about synths and how the sound is actually formed then you can't get better than this, the fact that it's a real synthesizer with all the trimmings is astonishing at this price and I can't recommend high enough both for newcomers and old pros alike. Utterly mind blowing synth kit product.
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