IdemoBits are a kit of electronic building blocks, that can be combined in endless ways.
IdemoBits are a development and educational tool for designers, engineers and students who want to make fast and customisable electronic circuits as well as augmenting sketches and prototypes with interactive functionality. The unique design makes it a plug and play solution that can be used without any prior knowledge about programming or electronics, while still allowing for expanded functionality by reprogramming the Bits and adding new components.
IdemoBits are currently under development in an iterative development cycle, where we make a small batch, try it out, implement improvements and make a new batch. The current version is being tested with designers, researchers and students at universities and technical schools. There is limited availability for each batch we make, so contact us if you are interested in trying them out.
Get a digital version of the manual that comes with your set of IdemoBits.
Program your own IdemoBit
Get the basic versions of the code running on the microcontroller enabled Bits.
You can use these to modify the behavior of your Bits or to fix a Bit if it stops working due to ESD issues. The Bits can be reprogrammed using the ProgrammingBit and the Arduino IDE. When you have connected the ProgrammingBit to your computer with a mini USB cable, you should be able to see the board in the list of serial ports in the Arduino IDE. To program it you will need to choose the “Arduino Pro or Pro Mini” under Boards in the Tools menu (“ATMega 168, 3,3V” in older versions of the IDE).