Little Bits Workshop

05 Sep

A few weeks back we went to a “Little Bits” workshop at QUT.

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Little Bits are electronic building blocks

that snap together magnetically.

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We own “Snap Circuits” sets (also called “Brainboxes”)

but Little Bits are a step up in complexity

(and a jump up in price too).

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The workshop set the students a number of challenges

that increased in complexity

throughout the morning.

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Little Bits also differ from Snap Circuits

in that they can be used in conjunction

with other items

to invent gadgets.

I think this makes Little Bits a more versatile tool.

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One of the challenges that was set for the students

was to create a device

that could grab an object like a pencil.

This is what our group of boys came up with.

Another challenge the boys were given

was to use recyclable items

to create a satellite dish

that would work in conjunction

with their Little Bit configuration

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to convert sound to light

to travel across a distance to their dish

and then bounce to their receiver

which would convert the light back into sound.

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It’s simpler than it sounds

…at least that’s what the kids said.

Before long the kids had “We Will Rock You”

blaring out of their “Little Bit” speaker.

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My boys thoroughly enjoyed this workshop

We might just have to invest in a set

…one day.

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Posted by on September 5, 2016 in Field Trips, Technology


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