Category Archives: STEM

Modular electronics player running it a “littleBit” too close?

LittleBits just can’t get a break.
 

Another player in the magnetically modular make-it-child-makeable electronics building kit launches on Kickstarter. Although more compelling in its open sourcey-ness than littleBits, Microduino’s mCookie design — from the magnetic joints to the color scheming  —  shouts lawsuit from the littleBits IP attorneys. Hard to say if they’ll survive into a version 2 release even though I want one for my toddler.
 

Geez, guys, couldn’t you be a little less blatant in that color palette?
 

The microduino mCookie modular electronics kit.

If there’s one trend that is continuing to evolve throughout the Maker Movement, it’s modularity. DIYers are constantly seeking expedited and efficient ways to piece together their projects, all while bringing their ideas to life without the hassles of soldering and wiring messes.
 

from Open Electronics