Intruders, Beware! DIY Invention Kit Let Kids Build Tech to Secure Their Rooms

Andrew LaSane
LittleBits via YouTube
LittleBits via YouTube / LittleBits via YouTube

LittleBits wants to help engineer the next generation of young inventors. According to Gizmodo, the company recently introduced the "Rule Your Room" kit, which lets kids age 8 and up build boobytraps and other touch-activated contraptions to secure their prized possessions—with no coding skills required.

Designed to teach young inventors about conductivity, the Rule Your Room kit includes all the sensors, switches, and other "bits" and accessories necessary to build a Burglar Buzzer, Domain Defender, a Top Secret Safe, and five other projects. But it's up to the user to use the components, what they learn from the 76-page littleBits manual, and their own creativity to design and create working gadgets.

The video above shows a girl building a few of the machines and testing them out in her room to keep intruders away from her diary, computer, and the cash in her piggy bank.

Families can pre-order the kit today for $100 with delivery expected for mid-August.

[h/t Gizmodo]

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