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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

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.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

Take a peek inside LittleBits Smart Home Kit.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

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.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

The kit includes a temperature sensor and a number counter.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

Here's LittleBit's Krystal Persaud showing off a lamp that can be turned on and off using a tablet.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

This lamp is set up to be switched on and off by using a tablet.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

This piece of wall art doubles as a "security mask," which triggers an alarm when someone walks through a spotlight shining on it.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

This is a doorbell that can text the homeowner when a guest arrives and plays music for guests while they wait.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

Here's a Smart Home Kit-powered pet fish feeder that can be automated to feed your animals at a set time.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

The pet fish feeder can be controlled using IFTTT (If This Then That), a website that helps set up simple directions for electronics.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

A look at setting up an automated fish feeder.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

LittleBits has created an automated alarm clock that throws the curtains open and plays music.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

Getting up in the morning with a little help from an automated alarm clock.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

A simple coffeemaker can now be automated.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

LittleBit's cloudBit enables users to connect objects to their mobile devices.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

Inside the LittleBits refrigerator, employees made an open-refrigerator alarm, that triggers a buzzer if the door has been left open for too long.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

Get a look at LittleBits' open-fridge alarm.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

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.

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Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

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of 21

Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew
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of 21

Introducing the Smart Home Kit

Bits in a box

Inside the kit

The new temperature sensor and counter

Smart lamp

Smart lamp

Security mask

Doorbell

Pet fish feeder

If This Then That directions

Fish feeder setup

Alarm clock

Pulling back the curtains

Coffeemaker

The cloudBit

Open-fridge alarm

Fridge alarm

The LittleBits app

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