LittleBits Used To Build Space Robotic Arm

"There were plenty of engineering-themed toys on view at this weekend's Toy and Game Fair in Chicago, but none of them came close to NASA's contribution in terms of sheer cred. On hand at the fair were NASA reps who demonstrated a mechanism built from the agency's new LittleBits kit. First announced in April, LittleBits' Space Kit was actually developed in tandem with NASA's Innovative Projects Office. As NASA reps told me this weekend, the office is developing several toys and games aimed at getting kids interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), including a multi-player game that pairs kids to solve problems and launch missions."

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