Monday, July 27, 2015

Lego Radio from Littlebits

This doesn't just look like a radio, it is a radio. Littlebits is an electronics company. they talk a good game about "democratizing hardware" and prototyping but mostly they are a purveyor of modular electronics kits and Arduino mods.  It's a small market, but they make the best of it, selling smart kits to smart kids.

The "Radio bit" is a cool kit up for possible manufacture. It has three modes: Auto search, Extended Auto search and Manual Tuning like a normal desktop radio. And like the common hotel models the headphone cable doubles as the antenna wire.