Connect littleBits components directly to your PC or Pi

Summary

Compared with Arduino, littleBits is a little pricey, so I was very happy to see that by introducing Python, I could greatly extend the time my kids would use the product.

For remote or moving projects, the littleBits wireless receiver and transmitter can be used like any other bit module.

The Author

You can investigate more neat projects by Pete Metcalfe and his daughters at https://funprojects.blog.

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