littleBits has introduced an Arduino module, which lets you add programming to littleBits projects.
The module can be used with other littleBits kits and modules, including the Korg Synth Kit.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
It’s everything you know and love about Arduino without the breadboarding, soldering or wiring. Simply plug into your computer, snap together needed modules, and program away! You focus on the code, we’ll cover the electronics.
Here’s the official video intro to the new Arduino module:
- Build with 10 getting started sketches, including Analog Pong, Tone Libraries and hundreds more from Arduino’s community.
- Create code using the Arduino programming environment
- Communicate with software (Processing, MaxMSP, Flash etc…)
- Connect modules with 3 inputs and 3 outputs using bitSnap magnetic connector as well as additional I/O for advanced hardware interaction
- Community support from Arduino AND littleBits
Here’s an example of the Arduino module being used with the littleBits Korg Synth Kit:
‘DnB’ synthesizer created with two littleBits Korg Synth Kits, the new littleBits Arduino at Heart module, and a variety of additional iB modules.
This demonstrates using the Arduino as an 8 step sequencer clock, with tempo set by a dimmer (potentiometer) that determines the voltage at analog input a0. The sequencer clock is a 50% duty cycle square wave output at d1.
The Arduino module is available for $36 at the littleBits store.