New York startup LittleBits unveiled its new Smart Home Kit on Tuesday, which lets do-it-yourselfers create their own connected devices around the house. The kit is available online for $249 and arrives at RadioShack locations next month.
CNET visited LittleBits headquarters to check out some of the things the company has made with the new kit.
Take a peek inside LittleBits Smart Home Kit.
The new kit includes 14 modules (or Bits), that can be combined to create different electronics. The kit includes a tiny MP3 player, a temperature sensor, an IR transmitter and a number counter. The kit includes the company's cloudBit, which allows a user to connect objects to their smartphone or tablet. There's also a new AC switch that can be used to control a wall outlet using LittleBits circuits to turn lights and fans on and off.
The kit includes a temperature sensor and a number counter.
Here's LittleBit's Krystal Persaud showing off a lamp that can be turned on and off using a tablet.
This lamp is set up to be switched on and off by using a tablet.
This piece of wall art doubles as a "security mask," which triggers an alarm when someone walks through a spotlight shining on it.
This is a doorbell that can text the homeowner when a guest arrives and plays music for guests while they wait.
Here's a Smart Home Kit-powered pet fish feeder that can be automated to feed your animals at a set time.
The pet fish feeder can be controlled using IFTTT (If This Then That), a website that helps set up simple directions for electronics.
A look at setting up an automated fish feeder.
LittleBits has created an automated alarm clock that throws the curtains open and plays music.
Getting up in the morning with a little help from an automated alarm clock.
A simple coffeemaker can now be automated.
LittleBit's cloudBit enables users to connect objects to their mobile devices.
Inside the LittleBits refrigerator, employees made an open-refrigerator alarm, that triggers a buzzer if the door has been left open for too long.
Get a look at LittleBits' open-fridge alarm.
This and the three images that follow are some examples of the LittleBits app on a tablet, as well as some IFTTT directions using LittleBits circuits.