When you were a kid, being an inventor was right up there with astronaut and firefighter. The latter two may not have played out, but littleBits is helping adults and kids alike get in on their inventor dreams with this smart home kit. It's a collection of easy-to-understand electronic building blocks that let you build an incredibly powerful synthesizer.
The kit includes an assortment of 12 electronic bits that snap together to create the easy-to-use, modular synth, which was made in partnership with Korg, the legendary maker of professional-level ones. It comes with an instruction book that'll get you started with ten great projects, and there are hundreds more available online. Connect it to speakers, computers, headphones, and any instrument with an output jack for an amp. Make yourself a synth spin table, a keytar, or whatever else your imagination can dream up, and start rocking out.