If you have read my other blog post about LittleBits, you know I am pretty bullish about the kids-maker-movement. I do think LittleBits need more use cases and need to branch our and start making an effort to work with other devices instead of having a closed ecosystem. But kudos to them for developing a nice product that is very kids-friendly and easy to learn.
My 2015 Hackathon project at Microsoft actually had to do with LittleBits and Raspberry Pi 3 running Windows 10 Core, which won the 3rd place in the Teachers/Students/School category. That was actually the highlight of my summer that year. My goal, to whoever was willing to stop and listen at my booth, was to introduce this tool to the Microsoft Store and host kids summer camp to learn about electronics. To me, this is a great way to keep re-use the kits and benefit as much kids as possible without needing the parents to shell out an arm and a leg for LittleBits kits only to have the kids get bored after a week.
Which was why I was super excited to learn that Microsoft Store is now carrying the LittleBits kits at the store.
Maybe somebody was listening and this was the first step to carry out the idea I proposed? One can only hope... :)