littleBits

littleBits has created a collection of functional components that snap together easily allowing the creator to invent anything from a robot that draws to an auto pet feeder to a synthesizer! No engineer degree required. 

They have many kits to choose from providing you with a nice starting point from which you can add onto later on if you wish. A fantastic gift for anyone who likes to tinker and loves technology. Kids will love littleBits too; they are like Legos for this generation. A great opportunity for a parent/child project. 

Here's a sampling of some of their kits:

 

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