littleBits, the award-winning company that empowers kids to be inventors, today announced the launch of its Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit, which enables kids to create their own Droid. An integral part of the global launch of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Force Friday II, the Droid Inventor Kit brings Droids to life, inspiring imagination and invention for kids around the world.
Kids can easily create and power up their own mechanical companion using littleBits electronic Bits–along with the free Droid Inventor app–to send their creation on more than 17 special Star Wars missions, complete with authentic droid sounds from the Star Wars films. As they unlock new capabilities and level up their Droid Inventor skills, kids can also learn how to create their own custom R2 Units and experiences, combining play with real hands-on learning.
With invention at its core, the Droid Inventor Kit fosters creativity and problem-solving skills. In-app challenges encourage kids to reconfigure the littleBits technology in new and unique ways, in combination with household items, so they can create their own custom Droids such as a delivery Droid, a room guardian, and more.
The Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit includes all the components needed for kids to create their very own Droid. A free app (iOS and Android) completes the experience, providing step-by-step instructions and how-to videos.
The app guides kids as they put together their Droid and control it in Drive Mode, Self-Nav, Force Mode, and more, making it the ultimate galactic sidekick. After mastering their Droid Inventor skills, kids continue on to challenges that spark creativity and inspire them to create unique new Droids.
Each littleBits electronic block has a different function such as a power, motor, or sensor, which kids can use with their Droid in new and exciting ways. Included stickers and in-app missions encourage kids to customize their Droid using crafts or household objects, giving their Droid its own special personality.