Pre-order the Avengers Hero Inventor Kit by littleBits
Not to be outdone by Kano’s Harry Potter Coding Kit, littleBits are set to release a Marvel Avengers-themed coding kit that teaches kits how to invent their own high-tech gear, à la Tony Stark or Shuri.
The kit comes with a transparent wearable sleeve/gauntlet and a variety of magnetic electronic “bits” that can be assembled along that sleeve in various ways to create different inventions:
What’s cool is that kids don’t just assemble a bunch of sensors and call it a day. Using a special companion app, they’ll actually get to work with block code to customize how the gauntlet works, along with receiving lessons from a number of the Avengers on how to make specific functions work. Iron Man shows you how to use light powers, Ant-Man and Wasp help you set up a speed tracker, Black Widow teaches you the art of stealth, and Black Panther and Shuri train you in customizing your inventions.
One cool feature is that kids can design their own hero icon and display it on the LED light matrix with the press of a button. There are also real Avengers sound effects that can be unlocked, or you can create your own sound. This kit really makes kids feel they’re a souped-up high-tech superhero. Such a cool idea.
The kit releases on August 24th, 2018 and can be pre-ordered for $150.