A collaboration between littleBits and NASA, the littleBits Space Kit is an easy-to-use and infinitely customizable kit designed for doing space themed science investigations from your very own home!
This kit is perfect for anyone who's ever wondered how satellite orbits or space station transmissions or the inverse-square law works. It's great for teachers, students, and space enthusiasts of all ages. With 12 modules, 5 lessons, 10 projects, custom accessories, and a 30+ page project booklet, there's a theyalth of possibilities for the space-obsessed. And all of it has been designed by NASA scientists and engineers to give you an authentic, boundary pushing technological experience.
There are over one million possible circuit combinations so there's almost no limit on your exploration. Sample project ideas include making your own International Space Station to learn how the ISS wirelessly transmits data down to earth and a satellite project that uses a DC motor to create a working model of a satellite in orbit. Each of these takes a couple hours to put together and are just a few examples of what the kit has to offer.
For more examples of projects, check out the LittleBits Space Kit projects page or their Space Kit YouTube page. Space Kit Includes:
- Two battery cables
- Two power jacks
- Two batteries
- One microphone
- One remote trigger
- One light sensor
- One number display
- One DC motor
- One bright LED
- One IR LED
- One motorMate
- One screwdriver
- One speaker
- Two wires
- One 1/8th inch audio cable
- One 36-page booklet with step-by-step instructions for 10 great project, module descriptions, and science facts
littleBits has won over 20 awards, including Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products and 10 Best Technology Toys 2013, Parents' Choice Gold Award 2013, and International Design Excellence Awards' Gold Award 2013.
littleBits are open source hardware. Circuit diagrams are available in the littleBits GitHub repository.
Check out even more projects and tutorials in the snapShots section of the littleBits theybsite.
If you are an existing customer that has purchased littleBits and have questions about your littleBits products, need replacement parts or warranty assistance please email the littleBits customer support team at [email protected] , visit the littleBits forums or call +1-917-464-4577.