littleBits Electronics Smart Home Kit
Meet the kit that will upgrade your home and bring it into the 21st century. The Smart Home Kit can turn any dumb household object (like a fan or lamp) into an internet-connected device. Instead of buying a bajillion different smart products, you can reinvent the household items you already have. Control your AC from anywhere. Automate your curtains to open at sunrise. Make a remote controlled pet feeder. The Smart Home Kit is the easiest way to Snap the Internet to Anything. Whether or you're an experienced maker, a tech-curious family, or a home DIY-er, anyone can improve their room or house with inventions created with the Smart Home Kit.
- Includes 14 Bits, ranging from the temperature sensor and MP3 player to the cloudBit
- 11 accessories allow for ultimate cosmic power, including the AC switch which enables you to control wall outlets [for fans, lights and more!] using littleBits circuits. Note: AC Switch is designed for US electrical outlets only
- Automate with IFTTT to connect with any web service, like Facebook, Gmail, and Twitter
- No wiring, programming, or soldering required to create your own smart devices
Project: Garage Door Monitor
Project: Bark Tracker
Project: Laundry Done Alert
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.
littleBits Electronics Smart Home Kit has not yet been reviewed by Petals and STEM, but check back again soon as we are always updating our website!