Written by Mike Senese
The snap-together electronics toy gets serious with advanced new modules
In the Manhattan offices of invention company Quirky, the design team responsible for taking a wide range of consumer ideas from mockup to product is busy stacking together a set of interlocking colorful plastic pieces. Working to show new design ideas, the group pulls items from a large set of bins to help test even small variations of their projects. These specific builds aren’t made from the famous Danish bricks however, but instead from the magnetically connectable electrical components called littleBits.