Take it on missions and even control it with the Force!
£99.99 littleBits Droid Inventor Kit is a must-have for creative kids (of any age)
For the first time ever, kids can create their own custom Droid™ and bring it to life! Using littleBits electronic blocks and the free Droid Inventor app, they’ll teach their R2 Unit new tricks and take it on 16+ missions. Then kids can level-up their inventor expertise and reconfigure their Droid to give it new skills, or design any Droid they can dream up.
The Droid Inventor Kit comes with everything kids need to create and customise their R2 Unit straight out of the box. Initial assembly is easy with step-by-step instructions to create their Droid, and control it in Drive Mode, Self-Nav, Force™ Mode, and more. After mastering their Droid Inventor skills, kids continue on to challenges that spark creativity and get them inventing brand-new Droids.
- Comes with 6 Bits, 20 Droid parts, 3 sticker sheets, and the free littleBits Droid Inventor app
- Free Droid Inventor app with step-by-step instructions and video tutorials guides kids through creating and customising Droids
- App includes challenges to promote creativity and customisation using household items
- 16+ activities and missions in the app to keep kids playing day after day
- The R2 Unit runs in Drive Mode, Force Mode, Self-Nav, and more
- Comes with 20 authentic R2 Unit sounds from the Star Wars films
- littleBits electronic blocks and Droid parts can be reconfigured in different ways to create brand-new Droids
The littleBits Droid Inventor Kit will be available from Force Friday, 1st September with a suggested retail price of £99.99, at these retailers: John Lewis, Amazon, The Disney Store, Harrods and Apple Store.
littleBits and Disney
littleBits is in the prestigious Disney Accelerator program, in which cutting-edge technology and media companies receive the creative expertise, mentorship and resources of The Walt Disney Company in order to develop innovative new entertainment experiences and products.
The Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit is the first littleBits product to emerge from this partnership.
littleBits is the New York-based hardware startup that is on a mission to Democratize Hardware by empowering everyone—of any gender, age or technical background—to Create Inventions, large and small, with its innovative platform of easy-to-use Electronic Building Blocks.
The company’s innovative building blocks snap together with magnets to allow anyone to build, invent, and prototype with electronics independent of age, gender and technical background. From classrooms to homes, littleBits is driving excitement for invention-based learning through design challenges and in-classroom curriculum. The company is also dedicated to successfully bridging the gender gap with its gender-neutral platform, inspiring young girls and young boys to unleash their creativity and embrace STEAM (Science, Technology, Art and Mathematics)through the invention cycle. littleBits is being used by more than 12,000 educators across the world as an engaging tool for making STEAM more accessible to all students and preparing them for the jobs that haven’t been invented yet.
The company was founded in 2011 by MIT graduate, TED Senior Fellow and co-founder of the OpenHardware Summit, Ayah Bdeir, and has grown to be a global leader in hardware. Bdeir was named one fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, one of one of Inc.’s “35 Under 35” and “Entrepreneurs to watch,” one of Entrepreneur’s “10 Leaders to Watch,” one of Popular Mechanics’ “25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream,” and one of MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35. The littleBits platform includes more than 9 kits and 67 interoperable modules with millions of products sold to over150 countries around the world. The littleBits invention app takes inventing to new levels with thousands of additional invention ideas and challenges.
For more visit http://littlebits.cc/