We've always been big fans of littleBits, but while they have long made electronics projects easy, they have never been great for younger kids. The recently released Gizmos & Gadgets kit changes that.
Like other littleBits kits, the Gizmos & Gadgets kit is recommended for ages 8 and up, but this time around the projects are much more suited for kids in the 8 year old range (and depending on the kid, could easily work for a slightly younger audience as well).
The projects included in this kit include a tiny robotic car, a rotating lamp, a small bumper game, and more. This time around, kids will have everything they need to complete a ton of different projects that play off of different science, tech, art, and maths skills. If you've found the other littleBits kits a little too advanced for kids, this one's worth a look.
You can find littleBits products in Australia, but there's no word on when the Gizmos & Gadgets Kit will be made available locally. The kit almost surpasses the company's bar for free shipping, but unfortunately that doesn't apply to outside the US.
littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit ($270 plus international shipping)