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Kickstarter-funded Atoms building blocks now available for the rest of us

Brian Heater

It's a heck of a lot closer to next year's CES -- but perhaps even more importantly, it's dangerously near the holiday season. Those Kickstarter-funded Atom blocks, which we first played with back at some trade show in January, are finally available through the company's site. Like LittleBits, the kits are aimed at tinkerers with little to nothing in the way of programming skills -- a sort of plug and offering that'll have you building in no time. There are four kits up for grabs now, with prices ranging from $50 to $119, plus assorted receivers, modules, lights and knobs. There's also something called a "Popper" with a giant spring attached. A must have addition, obviously.

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