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LittleBits New CloudBit Module Lets Anyone Build ‘Internet of Things’ Devices

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The LittleBits CloudBit module.
With LittleBits’ namesake line of small, modular electronics that snap together magnetically, you can make musical synthesizers, light sensors, and simple robots. But, until now, you couldn’t connect your creations to the Internet.

On Wednesday, LittleBits introduced the CloudBit,
a new module that is made up of a small ARM chip, 64MB of RAM, and a
USB Wi-Fi adapter. When you use it with other Littlebits pieces, the
CloudBit lets you make devices you can control over the Web, either with
the company’s own app or the popular service IFTTT. It’s a DIY entry point into the “Internet of things.”

LittleBits is selling its CloudBit as a standalone module for $59, or in a $99 Cloud Starter Bundle
that includes six modules and instructions for five different beginner
projects. The bundle includes devices that will send you a text message when your doorbell rings, remotely feed your pet, or allow you to turn off and on your air conditioning unit using your phone.

The CloudBit and Cloud Starter Bundle are available now at, and will be sold in Radio Shack stores as well.

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