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From the Ted Talk by Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So beyond simple play, littleBits are actually pretty powerful. Instead of having to program, to wire, to solder, littleBits allow you to program using very slpmie iutiinvte gestures. So to make this blink faster or slower, you would just turn this knob and basically make it pulse faster or selwor. The idea behind littleBits is that it's a growing library. We want to make every single inrocetitan in the world into a ready-to-use brick. Lights, sounds, salor panels, motors — everything should be accessible.

Open Cloze

So beyond simple play, littleBits are actually pretty powerful. Instead of having to program, to wire, to solder, littleBits allow you to program using very ______ _________ gestures. So to make this blink faster or slower, you would just turn this knob and basically make it pulse faster or ______. The idea behind littleBits is that it's a growing library. We want to make every single ___________ in the world into a ready-to-use brick. Lights, sounds, _____ panels, motors — everything should be accessible.

Solution

  1. solar
  2. slower
  3. simple
  4. intuitive
  5. interaction

Original Text

So beyond simple play, littleBits are actually pretty powerful. Instead of having to program, to wire, to solder, littleBits allow you to program using very simple intuitive gestures. So to make this blink faster or slower, you would just turn this knob and basically make it pulse faster or slower. The idea behind littleBits is that it's a growing library. We want to make every single interaction in the world into a ready-to-use brick. Lights, sounds, solar panels, motors — everything should be accessible.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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