LETS STICK TOGETHER LIKE CIRCUITS

Hey everyone!

So I was recently working with the Little Bits deluxe kit. This kit has 3 trays. EVERYTHING IS COLOR CODED Into PINK, ORANGE, GREEN Modules.

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In class I was overly excited like a child,  because it was similar to playing with Legos. Meaning you have the opportunity to stick things together and get different results all the time. You can definitely mix and match , and create cool new projects.

Let me explain how it works.

You have your main source of power.

Battery_Cable_(1)

that’s is a 9 volt battery. This battery produces the electricity used to power the circuits,  so they can function. Behind the battery you see the battery cable. The piece to left with the 2 sections snap onto the battery, the piece to the right plugs into the power section.

power

this is your Power. Thads why it’s called P1.  The black part on the circuit is where the battery cable gets plugged in at. Next step is to hit the on button located at the bottom of the circuit. After doing so, you now officially have acquired power.

Now the fun begins where you can add on different circuits to do some amazing things. I will run you through some basic concepts to how this works:

the circuits snap together just like magnets, you can actually feel the force when putting 2 of the modules close together.

INPUT

Pink Input modules include buttons, switches, and sensors to interpret their surroundings.

IMG_8511RFLXLR (1)push button i3

You push down to turn it on and release it to turn off.

IMG_8529RFLXLR (1)slide dimmer i5

move the slider from one end to another, to place an effect on your connected modules.

IMG_8505RFLXLRPulse i16

The Pulse is like an electronic heartbeat. It sendsome out a stream of short on signals , and you can make the speed of the pulse faster or slower.

soundtrigger Sound Trigger i20

This module senses the noise level in your room, and sends an on signal when it gets to a certain level. 

timeout Timeout i16

This module is like a timer, it can allow you to perform a countdown,  similar to an alarm clock,  if it is paired after a button, then last a buzzer.

This is what your connecting  into your power to get an output.

The Green modules are outputs and add motion, light, sound, and more to your circuit.

IMG_8516RFLXLR Buzzer o6

The buzzer is like the sound of an alarm clock. The buzzer goes off whenever it gets an on signal.

IMG_8562RFLXLR Light Wire o6

The light wire’s entire length glows a soft blue. It’s made of special stuff called “electroluminescent wire”

IMG_8514RFLXLRRGB o3

The RGB LED is a special light whose color you can adjust. You can use the included screwdriver to adjust each of the color channels to get almost any color. RGB light is what produces every color from your computer monitor.

IMG_8526RFLXLRDC Motor o5

The DC  ( or Direct Current) motor rotates a shaft when you send it an on signal. The left/rright sswitch ccontrolsystem the direction of rotation.

IMG_8554LRServo Motor on11

It’s a controllable motor that can swing back and forth. It has two modes, Turn mode, and Swing mode. The input modules determine how fast it goes.

Orange Wire modules help you extend and branch out or add powerful connectivity to your creations

forkFork w7

the fork gives you more options for connecting your modules. It let’s you connect the output of a single module to as many as three others.

IMG_8548RFLXLRwire w1

the wire allows you to physically separate your modules.

inverter (1)inverter w10

it sends out the opposite of whatever it receives.iIf you send an on signal the inverter turns it to an off signal.

I did a journal entry of some circuit module connections

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