The littleBits Droid Inventor Kit lets you build an R2-D2 of your very own

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Ever needed to construct an R2-D2 to name your personal?

You may drop just a few million to get all of the screen-used elements/props…

Or you might spend just a few weeks within the store bangin’ on scrap metallic to construct one from scratch.

Or you might seize littleBit’s new Droid Inventor Kit and name it a day. It’s pint-sized and never fairly as intense because the aforementioned choices, however hey — it’s your R2.

Unfamiliar with littleBits? It was based again in 2011, and focuses on introducing children to electronics and circuitry by the use of modular elements that snap collectively. Want to construct a little bit Taboo-style buzzing button? Grab a battery module, a button module and a speaker module, stick their magnetic ends collectively and also you’re set — no soldering (and thus no soldering iron burns) required.

This Droid Inventor Kit is a reasonably candy idea: one $99 field containing all of the motors, audio system, stickers, sensors and Droid physique elements you’d have to recreate a bleeping, blorping, rolling R2-D2 of your personal. Want to combine issues up a bit? You can try this, too:

A companion iOS/Android app offers you the step-by-step breakdown of the right way to piece issues collectively, together with a sequence of missions meant to encourage children to tweak their Droid to their liking. That one above, for instance, has a little bit paper “drill” that spins because it rolls across the room.

This equipment ought to begin delivery by September 1st.

This is a reasonably enormous partnership for littleBits; they joined Disney’s startup accelerator final 12 months, and that is the primary new product to hit the cabinets consequently. Check it out at across the 2 minute mark within the video beneath.


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