LittleBits has partnered with Marvel Entertainment for the launch of a new Avengers Hero Inventor Kit.
The new kit allows kids to create and customise high-tech gear – including their own Iron Man gauntlet – using the littleBits technology and its popular electronic blocks.
Kids will be able to build the Iron Man gauntlet, adding wearable tech sensors, in-app block coding, a customisable LED matrix light design and authentic Marvel Avengers sound effects.
Marvel Avengers including Iron Man, The Hulk, Black Widow, Black Panther and Shuri will then guide them through ‘hero training’ in the free Avengers Hero Inventor app. They will complete activities around light, speed, stealth, sound, coding and more.
“It’s important to us to provide kids with varied experiences and inclusive role models,” said Paul Gitter, SVP licensing, Marvel Entertainment.
“LittleBits’ Avengers Hero Inventor Kit enables kids of any age, gender and technical background to find super powers that appeal to them, embrace these skills and invent their own. This rich and fun experience allows kids to ‘be more’ by allowing them to learn and challenge themselves.”
Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO of LittleBits, added: “From creating circuits to introducing super powers like stealth mode, rainbow control, power boost and more, the Avengers Hero Inventor Kit teaches kids about STEAM in a fun, accessible way.
“We are thrilled to extend our relationship with Disney to now work with the amazing team at Marvel to give kids the skills – and the confidence – to change the world.”