Friday, September 1, 2017
So littleBits just announced on their website that they are releasing a build your own C3PO robot for $100. I would be a little nervous about circulating it because it has many of the delicate wires that could easily be ripped out but it would be a perfect edition for Hour of Code activities in December or other in house robot programs. Note: A tablet or phone is required to program the droid to complete missions.
On the note of delicate wires, I am so sick and tired of the regular littleBits makerspace kits we have coming back with broken battery chords.
I have pretty much replaced them every 2 checkouts. I just broke down and bought the USB bit and the AC adapter. All batteries, power bits and chords will be removed! Here's an old post about what to include in those littlebits checkout kits because be warned some of those bits do not survive the wear and tear of children's take home use.