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December 25, 2013 AT 1:00 pm

littleBits Projects: DIY New Year’s Ball Drop and Loudspeaker Countdown

This is part of an on-going series of posts about littleBits projects. littleBits is available in the Adafruit store – Starter KitExtended Kit, and Deluxe Kit.

2013 has come and is almost gone. Ring in 2014 in littleBits fashion with sparkling party accessories, electrifying synth sounds, and some surprising servo interactions. For more New Year’s project ideas, check out Supercharge Your New Year: 7 ways to ring in 2014 littleBits style.

DIY New Year’s Ball Drop

Unable to watch the ball drop in Times Square or on TV? Worry not, celebrate at home with this DIY version made with littleBits. You will be in for a surprise when the ball hits a roller switch and triggers the servo. Confetti may or may not be involved. Learn how to make it!

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Loudspeaker Countdown

Countdown to midnight with this voice-changing microphone. You can modify your voice by experimenting with the delay and filter modules from the littleBits Synth Kit.

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