Thanks to an all-expense paid trip by Disney, I’m able to bring you this info from littleBits. All opinions are 100% my own. #ThorRagnarokEvent
Calling all Star Wars fans, littleBits has teamed up with Disney to bring you the best inventor kit ever! My son has dreamed of being in a robotics class since he entered kindergarten. Building things and learning how they work has fascinated him since he was a toddler. In our public school system, they start offering STEAM clubs in third grade and he couldn’t wait. This summer he took a robotics camp. I must admit, I’m a little jealous this wasn’t around when I was a kid. Now, thanks to littleBits, you can bring the STEAM class to your living room with the littleBits Droid Inventor Kit.
While in LA with Disney last month, I got an up-close look at the littleBits Droid Inventor Kit. Our group of bloggers had the opportunity to place the stickers on our R2-D2, put him together, and play with the smartphone app that makes him move. It was fun to feel like a kid again.
There really is no right or wrong way of doing things. Some of us used the traditional blue stickers and some went with the red.
Thanks to the smartphone app, available on iOS and Android, kids can put together their own droid with step-by-step instructions without parents. They will experience becoming their own inventors! The perfect project for their holiday school break.
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The Droid Inventor Kit comes with everything you need to get started. It even comes with the battery! Batteries are the number one thing forgotten during holiday gift giving. Thankfully, you don’t have to remember anything extra to let your kids start having fun.
Your child will take their droid through over 16 missions to gain new abilities through the free app. By going through these Star Wars challenges, they will unlock new modes such as self-navigation and fun features like head spin.
There are three modes you can program for your new droid. The Force Mode allows your droid to detect your hand without touching it. You can use your ‘force’ to guide R2-D2 in the direction you want him to go. The Drive Mode allows you to use the app as a remote control to drive and turn. The Self Navigation turns on the sensors so your R2-D2 will not run into obstacles in his path.
Not only will your child learn to teach their droid how to do things, they can decorate and customize their R2-D2 anyway they would like. Let them get creative with crafts and items around the house. Each part is removable, including the legs and head!
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The award-winning littleBits Droid Inventor Kit retails for $99. Starting Thursday, November 23rd through Monday, November 27th, you can purchase the littleBits Droid Inventor Kit for 20% off! I know my son is going to be excited to receive the Inventor Kit under the Christmas tree this year.
In addition to their great product that looks to shed light on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), they’re also launching a global inventor movement.
On November 15th, littleBits announced the littleBits Competition: Droid Inventor Kit which invites kids, families, and Star Wars fans—residing in the US, UK, and Canada – to share their own unique Droid creations with the global inventor community. The competition will run from November 15, 2017 to January 10, 2018.
Fans and families will be able to submit their own leading-edge Droid design creations, judged by Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley (the actress who portrays Rey in the current Star Wars trilogy) and Kelly Marie Tran (the actress who portrays Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi) alongside Ayah Bdeir (founder and CEO of littleBits) and Kathleen Kennedy (president of Lucasfilm).
Read more about my trip with Disney.