We are fighting a battle against screens with elementary age kids, and this kit helps bring together the desire for tech with creativity and invention! These high-tech invention kits are really one of the best holiday gifts for kids 8 and up. When my friends over at littleBits asked if my kids and I would try out the kit for a sponsored post I was thrilled and even more thrilled when they told me that they would like to send a kit home with one of my readers.
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When the littleBits kit came we ripped it open and started inventing right away we’ve been fans of littleBits for ages, it is a completely accessible invention toolbox, and the 2nd edition of the Gizmos & Gadgets Kit is even better now. The new smartphone app makes being an inventor and controlling your inventions even easier.
The feature my kids were the most excited to try out was the new Bluetooth bit that allows makers to use their smartphone to control different parts of their inventions. We made a buzzer, a remote control car and even controlled my smartphone camera from our own invention.
But the invention we decided to share with you is the Spinmate that we turned into a Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Using the instructions on the app my nine-year-old made this spinning Thanksgiving sign.
The steps are easy peasy and other than the paper and washi tape everything needed came in the kit, even the battery.
What is even better than the easy step by step inventions is the easy tutorials and the maker community that littleBits has created. There are tons of great community created inventions and tutorials to keep making new things with your Gizmos & Gadgets Kit.
I really appreciate how easy this kit is to use and how much it appeals to my son who is sorta over making crafts and he gets his fill of art at school – so this is a great way to keep making things. Check out our invention in motion!
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