Here’s a short inspiring video from Ayah Bdeir who introduces littleBits – a modern take on Lego, featuring magnets and simple electrical parts.
The brightly coloured blocks can be joined in lots of different ways, very easily. In just a few seconds, you can build a very simple switch-powered bulb, without knowing the intricacies of wiring or circuits.
Each tiny circuit-board snaps into place with another using the built-in magnets, so there’s no need for tricky soldering or complicated wiring. On the littleBits site, they also have a project section where you can follow step by step instructions to create various objects. The great thing about littleBits creations is that the possibilities are endless. You can attach rechargeable batteries, buzzers, lights and even motion detectors!