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littleBits and Former Street Kids in Uganda February 8, 2016

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  In 2007, Johnny Long started Hackers for Charity, a nonprofit organization in Jinja, Uganda that provides technology and skills training to Ugandans as well as a platform for hackers and technologists to get involved in life-changing work all over the globe. Last year, Johnny shared his story of teaching basic electronics to former street kids using […]

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A STEM club for female refugees February 8, 2016

  Greensboro has seen an influx of refugees from around the world in the last few decades; it is home to the third largest refugee population of any U.S city, with North Carolina ranking fifth in refugee population out of all fifty states. Education is where many refugee youth are hardest hit. Between 2002 and 2011, the […]

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Snap Bits to the Big Game February 6, 2016

BristleBall Need help making your prediction for who’s gonna win? How about a quick game of BristleBall, a miniature electric football game made with littleBits. Strategically position the vibration motor via the vibeSnap on the playing surface, press the button, and watch your players run a variety of improvised plays as they glide around on toothbrush bristles.   […]

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Engineers February 5, 2016

EDF Energy wants to inspire the next generation of female engineers. Their R&D team designed and launched littleBits workshops in the UK to teach girls about electricity and renewable energy.   Groups of girls aged 11-16 were challenged to design products for a Smart Bedroom using littleBits, coupled with coding activities, access to 3D printers […]

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So Epic It’s Scary February 3, 2016

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We couldn’t wait until Halloween to share this amazing video of second graders in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey creating their own spooky decorations. Mrs. Jaclyn Passanante said, “Some are moving; some are lighting up; and they’re all amazing.” We couldn’t agree more!  

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Kids of Kathmandu February 2, 2016

  Kids of Kathmandu is a NY-based not-for-profit working with local organizations in Nepal to rebuild 52 public schools serving 10,000 kids in the areas hit hardest by the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal. littleBits donated several kits to encourage experimentation and collaboration among the students.   “Color coding was first thing for kids to […]

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Empowering the Deaf to Explore Music February 2, 2016

  Vi is a music device designed by UK-based product designer Dimitri Hadjichristou that allows deaf children to experience music in a way that encompasses both tactile and visual music interaction. Using a cheap speaker and a littleBits Synth Kit, Vi prompts the user to stick together its Lego-like components to create sounds, the sounds then vibrate […]

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Pro Tips: Animatronics Challenge February 1, 2016

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We’ve compiled a few tips and resources to help you create the coolest, most unique animatronic puppet ever for our #AnimatronicsChallenge. Have more ideas? Maybe some questions? Want some feedback on your invention? Tell us about them here! Need specific help with an issue or problem? Ask an expert community member here. Give your character […]

Animatronics Challenge February 1, 2016

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Come one, come all to witness this extraordinary, life-defying, awe-inspiring, battery-powered menagerie of animatronic creatures! From February 1-29, we challenge you to invent an electronic creature or character using littleBits, then film it in action. We want to see you design a creature that mimics life, a character that has personality. Does it flutter it’s […]

Encouraging Future Engineers in Haiti February 1, 2016

The Good Shepherd Orphanage (GSO) is a non-profit based in Haiti that is home to 35 orphaned children, ranging in age from 6 to 20 years old. After noticing that many of the kids have an interest in electronic and computers, GSO reached out to littleBits for support in bringing littleBits to Haiti.   Donated littleBits […]

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Celebrating MLK Jr Day with littleBits! January 25, 2016

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This Martin Luther King Jr Day, littleBits, Microsoft, and theli.st joined forces to invent for impact. Inspired by Dr. King’s focus on service, community, and social change, we challenged participating families to design an object that helps someone else or brings people together. Here’s what a few of them came up with: This mother-daughter duo […]

Snowed In with littleBits January 22, 2016

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As piercing gusts of wind are about to cover the streets with fresh snow and the majority of us on the eastern seaboard are staying in during the blizzard. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to gather the family and make some blizzard-themed projects that help you monitor the weather as well as stay entertained.   […]

Announcing the #BitWars Challenge Winners! January 8, 2016

The Force is strong within the littleBits community! We were insanely impressed with the caliber of projects for this challenge – there were enough lightsabers, droids, costumes and filmmakers to make an entire recreation of the films. Many, many thanks to everyone who submitted a #BitWars project. We can’t wait to see what you make next! <3 […]

Case Study: St. Gabriel’s Catholic School January 6, 2016

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Meet Patrick Benfield. After graduating from Texas State University in 2006, Patrick began his career as a classroom teacher at an Austin-area public school district. He spent the next several years exploring ways of integrating science, math, and the arts in an effort to create authentic learning experiences for his students. His “discovery” of the […]

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[Video] Students Showed Off littleBits Inventions for the Cameras January 6, 2016

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Students at the Marymount School in New York proudly displayed their littleBits inventions for the television show It Ain’t Rocket Science, part of the Connect a Million Minds initiative from Time Warner. Watch the clip below. And view the full episode on the Connect a Million Minds website.

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Having Issues with Your Mounting Board? January 5, 2016

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We were recently made aware that some customers were finding it difficult snapping inventions to their mounting boards. If you’re having this problem, we sincerely apologize. Here at littleBits, we take the quality of our products extremely seriously. Our goal is to inspire you to invent, frustration-free. Here are some suggestions to help: Tips & […]

littleBits and Ableton hang out in Munich January 4, 2016

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This blog post was written by Giorgia Gabrielli and Matthias Wolf from PlayHardware, the littleBits Chapter in Munich. Following Loop 2015 in Berlin, the Bavaria Ableton User Group and PlayHardware agreed to work together. The goal was to discover the vast possibilities when you combine littleBits with Ableton products. According to Ableton, who organized the event, Loop is three days […]

2015 Year In Review December 22, 2015

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ERMAHGERD. 2015 has been a year for the littleBits record books. Here’s why…. OUR BRAND, SPANKING NEW GIZMOS & GADGETS KIT BECAME A CELEBRITY! WE MADE NEW FRIENDS. We partnered with Barnes & Noble and are now are in 600+ stores nationwide. WE OPENED A POP-UP STORE IN SOHO! We’re still open through January 3rd. Check […]

Blinking and Buzzing with Educators at the Brooklyn Public Library December 21, 2015

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We recently participated in two workshops as part of a new professional development offering for educators from Brooklyn Public Library (BPL). This is a guest blog post from Kalliope Mathios, part of the school outreach team. Photo credit: Gregory Richards As a school outreach librarian, I have the opportunity to go directly into school buildings […]

Case Study: The Browning School December 18, 2015

Meet Anderson Harp. As the Technology Integrator at The Browning School, Anderson covers the span of tech classes in lower, middle and upper divisions. In addition, he serves as the advisor for a 7th grade group of  boys and collaborates and/or runs four after school programs related to engineering, inventing and making, where littleBits are […]

Case Study: Red Bank Elementary December 18, 2015

Meet Beth Wilson. She has been teaching for over 15 years, teaching preschool through university students. She is now in her 5th year at Red Bank Elementary School in Chattanooga, TN. Beth was selected to be a STEM fellow for the 2014-2015 school year. As a STEM fellow, Beth learned how to engage her students in […]

A Thank You to Our Educators From Ayah Bdeir December 16, 2015

Dear Educator, At littleBits we have something called “the moment.” It’s when someone snaps two Bits together, a light comes on, and their eyes open wide. It’s a moment of magic, followed by wonder, empowerment, and then an unstoppable rush of inspiration. We all live for that moment when a student suddenly realizes, “Wow, I […]

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How to Use Your Edutopia Discount Code December 16, 2015

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Welcome to littleBits!  If you are new to the site, enter the code EDUTOPIA at checkout to get 15% off your order through December 31. If you are already a registered educator with littleBits, simply sign in to take advantage of your 15% Educator Discount. Shop now Please note that the discount code will not work […]

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Find out what happened during the Bit Wars Global Makeathon December 16, 2015

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This past weekend, Bitsters showed off their Jedi powers by inventing Star Wars gadgets at Bit Wars events around the world. Over 55 events took place between December 11-13, and the projects that came out of them did not disappoint. Here’s short recap of what happened.   Brussels, Belgium:   Julie Foulon and her community of makers […]

littleBits Announces Distribution Agreement with CDW•G December 14, 2015

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Great news for schools and districts! littleBits is expanding our education business through a distribution agreement with CDW•G, a leading provider of technology solutions to education. “We’re excited to increase access to our education products with CDW•G,” said Will Robinson, vice president of sales for littleBits. “We’ve been flooded with requests for our education products […]

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WSJ, NYT and USA Today agree: The Gizmos & Gadgets Kit is the Top Gift of 2015 December 14, 2015

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We’re super proud of the littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, which has been featured in over 30 Holiday Gift Guides this year (and counting)! Here’s a roundup of our favorites, which include New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, TIME and more! We were also honored to have been selected by Melinda Gates as one of her favorite holiday gifts this year.

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Bit Wars Favorite Projects December 7, 2015

The Bit Wars challenge launched nearly two weeks ago and littleBits inventors around the galaxy have been creating projects that would make George Lucas’s prop team jealous. Check out some of our favorites below:   1) Wave to your lightsaber by Ron Dagdag “Control your LightSaber using littlebits and Leap Motion. Wave to your controller and […]

littleBits @ DockerCon 2015 December 7, 2015

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This blog post was written by Bridget McGraw (Oakland Chapter leader) & Iva Peréz (Barcelona Chapter leader). DockerCon General Session Opening Event Early in October 2015 we were hired as a “littleBits Educators” by an experience marketing agency that was producing a major technology conference, DockerCon EU in Barcelona, Spain. Docker is an open platform […]

Do your #hourofcode with these Bit Wars activities! December 4, 2015

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So you want to run your Hour of Code activity with littleBits? And you want to participate in the Bit Wars Global Makeathon Challenge where you can win massively awesome prizes?! GREAT! This is the perfect place to get started. First things first. It is OK if you want to lead an Hour of Code […]

DonorsChoose.Org Contest Winner! December 3, 2015

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Last month, we encouraged our educators to post a project on DonorsChoose.org. If you don’t already know it, it’s a simple fundraising platform that provides educators with an easy way to get supplies for your classroom, library or makerspace. We challenged them to come up with an awesome, amazing, inspirational classroom project or lesson plan […]

Infographic: The Rise of Maker Ed November 19, 2015

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Maker Ed has come a long way since the first Maker Faire in 2006. Check out the evolution in this new infographic — published in collaboration with Getting Smart. Download infographic free.

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Bit Wars Pro Tips November 18, 2015

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We’ve compiled a list of pro tips to help you and your team rule the fan Bitaverse in our Bit Wars Ultimate Fan Challenge. Use them for reference or share a few at your Global Makeathon event! GETTING STARTED Form your own Alliance to make this epic fan film. Inventing requires just as much collaboration […]

Bit Wars Global Makeathon Resources November 18, 2015

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So you’ve decided to hold a Global Makeathon event for the Bit Wars Challenge? Master Jedi you are. Upload using #bitwars and win big you will – bits galore and the grand winner will receive a trip (up to $3K) to the new Disney Star Wars park. Use the resources below to get started! 1) […]

Announcing the Bit Wars Global Makeathon November 18, 2015

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WHAT Join us for a galactic geek-out like no other. From November 19 – December 31, your challenge is to tell the Star Wars story how you want it, through Bits. WHEN To celebrate the Bit Wars challenge as a community, Jedis in over 100 cities around the DagoBit System, will host events in their cities (during the […]

The Results Are In: Gizmos & Gadgets Kit is a Best Toy of 2015 November 17, 2015

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We’re proud to announce that the littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit was selected by Popular Mechanics as one of the best new toys of 2015! Our newest kit has also received great reviews from the Wall Street Journal, PC Magazine, Lifehacker and Gizmodo, among others.

ACTE, Here We Come! November 13, 2015

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The Education team is heading to New Orleans next week for ACTE’s Career Tech Vision 2015. Come visit us at Booth #109 for hands-on demos, inspirational projects, previews of our latest products and 1:1 chats with our team. We’ll be at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from November 21-22. We will also be conducting a workshop on […]

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Hack Your Halloween Winners! November 5, 2015

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Credit: LeChiffre / Saw Inspired Trap Thanks to all of the #HackHalloween inventors who participated in this year’s Hack Your Halloween challenge. We saw so many spooky projects uploaded to the littleBits Project Page, including a haunted library, augmented reality skull, disco pumpkin and Harry Potter-inspired magic wand. We’d also like to give a special shoutout to our partners DIY.org […]

Six Months of Global Chapters: Here’s What We’ve Learned November 4, 2015

At littleBits, we firmly believe in sharing knowledge and working in the open. In this spirit, we want to share what we’ve learned about the Global Chapters over the first six months of the program. The goal of the program is to create, grow and nurture a network of passionate individuals and organizations who want to share the […]

(Re)Creating the Everyday with Bits at MoMA November 3, 2015

Last week from Wednesday through Saturday, littleBIts teamed up with MoMA’s Design Interactions Studio to run a series of seven workshops allowing museum-goers the chance to get hands-on with a little part of the This is for Everyone exhibition. We had over 80 participants total, including two homeschool crews, bunches of parent-kid dynamic duos, electronic […]

Updates to Our Education Program & Discount November 2, 2015

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Over the last year, we’ve been working to develop stronger offerings for education. We’ve listened to educators using littleBits, and we’ve learned that what you need from us is not just Bits. We’ve heard a strong call from our educators for more content about how to integrate littleBits into instructional settings, lessons to use in […]

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Webinars From littleBits November 2, 2015

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Want to know more about bringing STEAM to your school or district? Want to get started with littleBits? We’ve created several webinars with education experts to help you make your STEAM dreams a reality. Watch now: Title: Bringing STEAM to Your School or District Duration: 1 Hour Title: Bringing littleBits to Your School or District […]

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Boston-Area Kids Use Bits to Build Clocks| Boston Globe October 28, 2015

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Here at littleBits, we are always thrilled to see inventors out in the real world creating. It gives us an extra-special feeling to watch kids’ eyes light up when they realize that they have the power to make, create, and reinvent the world around them. It’s what all of us strive for. That’s why we were […]

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Hack Your Halloween Faves October 27, 2015

  Hack Your Halloween is in full swing and littleBits inventors around the world are uploading their spookified objects, costumes, robo-frankensteins, ghouls and hackolanterns to the littleBits Project Page. Check out a few of our favorites so far:   1) Real Life Minecraft Creeper by mmalpartida “We remixed a prop my wife made for Isabella’s Minecraft-themed birthday party. It makes […]

The Making of Gizmos & Gadgets October 8, 2015

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OUR MISSION At littleBits, we are on a mission to democratize hardware by empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small, with our platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks. For the past 4 years at littleBits, we have been growing on all levels. We’ve launched more than 70 new Bits, 13 new Kits, and grown our […]

Hack Your Halloween Contest! October 5, 2015

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  Calling all zombies, witches, phantoms, and mad scientists! Use your Gizmos & Gadget Kit to invent a costume or prank, then create a a scary movie featuring your masterpiece. You can win a GoPro camera & up to $3000 worth of Bits!! Think it can’t get any better? We are combining forces with our friends at DIY.org […]

Teacher Tuesdays at the NYC littleBits Pop-Up Store October 2, 2015

This fall, we are starting a bi-weekly series called “Teacher Tuesdays” at our NYC Pop-Up store in SoHo! The idea is to give educators an opportunity to learn about littleBits with a free workshop while sipping on wine, munching on tasty bites, and meeting other educators from across the tristate area. See below for detailed information […]

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Hack Your Backpack Winner! October 1, 2015

Thanks to all of the #HackPack inventors who participated in this year’s Hack Your Backpack back to school challenge. Over 50 backpacks were submitted to the littleBits project page, including ones that automatically unzipped, glowed in the dark, played music and even flashed #IStandWithAhmed and #ILoveCats on LED matrixes. The judges have made their decision and it’s time to announce the winner […]

Save the Date! Educator Webinars in October October 1, 2015

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October is chock full of learning opportunities for educators. We’re happy to announce the following webinars that are coming up. Mark your calendars now. Bringing STEAM to Your District or School October 8, 1PM-2PM EST Presented in partnership with eSchool News. This webinar will give you the inspiration to start your own STEAM learning initiative […]

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Education Case Study: littleBits Classroom Integration September 22, 2015

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Education Case Study: littleBits 1:1 September 22, 2015

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Education Case Study: littleBits Invention Lab September 22, 2015

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Two free ways to get littleBits in your classroom or makerspace September 17, 2015

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At littleBits, our mission is to inspire the next generation of inventors by providing a 21st-century learning tool at the intersection of STEM/STEAM and the Maker Movement, and get it into the hands of as many educators as possible. And what better way to get it into your hands than by giving away a $2000 […]

Chapter Spotlight: Gearbots Makerspace, with Dereck Dirom September 16, 2015

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  Dereck Dirom @GearBotsBC   Our Global Chapters Program is a global network of organizations with a shared mission of putting the power of electronics in the hand of everyone regardless of age, gender, technical ability and language. Find your local Chapter or start your own!   Where are you based? The GearBots Makerspace program is located in […]

Four more years! Four more years! September 8, 2015

littleBits turns 4 and Bitsters rejoice with surprise sacred vows and rap serenade  This September 1st marked littleBits’ four-year anniversary (aka Bitiversary) as a company, and you better believe things got E-P-I-C at our weekly team pow-wow. For the occasion, Patrick Molloy, Customer Success Lead and Universal Life Reverend, surprised littleBits founder & CEO, Ayah Bdeir, and Director of […]

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Chapter Spotlight: Upgrade @ Flying Fox Studios, with Justin Gilfillan September 2, 2015

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Justin Gilfillan @flyingfoxstudio   Our Global Chapters Program is a global network of organizations with a shared mission of putting the power of electronics in the hand of everyone regardless of age, gender, technical ability and language. Find your local Chapter or start your own!   Where are you based? Our littleBits Chapter is run from Flying Fox […]

How to Run A littleBits Workshop August 26, 2015

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At littleBits, we’re on a mission to unleash creativity by empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small, with our platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks.     Running a littleBits workshop is an awesome way to get people of all ages inventing, learning by doing, and thinking in fresh ways about the world around […]

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Chapter Spotlight: Girls Learning littleBits, with Ksenia Nadkina August 26, 2015

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Ksenia Nadkina Girls Learning littleBits   Our Global Chapters Program is a global network of organizations with a shared mission of putting the power of electronics in the hand of everyone regardless of age, gender, technical ability and language. Find your local Chapter or start your own!   Where are you based? Calgary, Canada   Tell us more about […]

Educator’s Guide: Lesson Plan Design August 21, 2015

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This mini-lesson is an excerpt from our Educator’s Guide, which contains other lessons, challenges, tips & tricks, & more. Click here to read the full Educators Guide.   LESSON PLAN DESIGN WITH LITTLEBITS     As you begin to design littleBits lessons for your own classroom, you may find it helpful to think through and […]

Chapter Spotlight: littleBits Lyon, with Connie & Benjamin Chow-Petit August 19, 2015

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  littleBits Lyon Connie & Benjamin Petit   Our Global Chapters Program is a global network of organizations with a shared mission of putting the power of electronics in the hand of everyone regardless of age, gender, technical ability and language. Find your local Chapter or start your own!   Where are you based? Greetings from Lyon, France! […]

Educator’s Guide: Reverse Engineering with littleBits August 14, 2015

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This mini-lesson is an excerpt from our Educator’s Guide, which contains other lessons, challenges, tips & tricks, & more. Click here to read the full Educators Guide.   MINI-LESSON: REVERSE ENGINEERING WITH LITTLEBITS     Connect Begin by showing students a common object that performs an action and can be easily taken apart, such as […]

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Educator Spotlight: Lindsey Own, 7th Grade Science Teacher August 6, 2015

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Lindsey Own Shoreline, Washington   What’s your current role and location? I’ve been the 7th grade science teacher at The Evergreen School in Shoreline, Washington for eight years, and starting this fall I’ll be the lead teacher of our new school-wide makerspace, preschool through 8th grade.   What was your first impression of littleBits, and […]

Educator Spotlight: Sergio Anaya, Supervisor of Instructional Innovation August 6, 2015

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  Sergio Anaya Montgomery County, Pennsylvania   What’s your role at your school? I am the Supervisor of Instructional Innovation in the Colonial School District.   How have you used littleBits in the past? We started using littleBits in the Spring of 2014 in our 5th grade Social Studies unit, “Inventors and Inventions.” Since then, we […]

Chapter Spotlight: Amnon & Gabi Carmel of TechScience Australia August 5, 2015

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AMNON & GABI CARMEL TECHSCIENCE   I am based in… Beautiful Sydney, Australia Tell us more about your organization/space. TechScience Australia aims to prepare the children of Australia to life in the 21st century. We have a makers space in which we combine littleBits with 3D Printing and other technologies, hold littleBits workshops and run an […]

The littleBits Invention Cycle — In Action! August 5, 2015

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Inspired by all the far-out things happening in space lately (weird rocks found on Mars, the blue moon, etc.), I recently created a new invention and uploaded it to the littleBits Project Page: a UFO. After completing the project myself, I can attest that, while this hovercraft may look “easy” because it’s composed of common household […]

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Case Study: Colonial School District August 4, 2015

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Meet Sergio Anaya, Curriculum Supervisor for the Colonial School District in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Sergio works with a number of different grade levels to identify real world problems and use littleBits to invent and prototype innovative solutions. Read more about their STEAM programs and Pro Library experience in this week’s case study. littleBits Case Study Submission By: Sergio […]

Meet The Makers: Travis Lin & Holihola, Grand BitOlympians August 4, 2015

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Travis Lin & Team Holihola     We met Travis in person at Maker Faire San Mateo this year, although he has a littleBits community member for quite some time. He was recently accepted as a Chapter leader and hosted his first event around the BitOlympics– the competition he and his team eventually won!   Where […]

The BitOlympics Results Are In… July 29, 2015

After three weeks, over 50 events around the world and 100 submissions, the votes are in. We are incredibly excited to announce the first-ever BitOlympic Champions. …. drum roll….   The Olive Wreath & Grand BitOlympian Awards go to Jason Huang, Bou-Yu Chen, Chin Ia Hung, Orilla Lin, Hal Maa, Jyun Siang Wang, Huang Shu Ting and Travis […]

Meet The Makers: Alayna Hughes & Pierluigi Barberis, Creative Technologists July 28, 2015

Alayna Hughes & Pierluigi Barberis @Curiosibot We first met Alayna and Pierluigi when they applied to become Chapters leaders in March, 2015. Immediately after launching their Chapter at the Berklee Valencia Maker Lab, they started hosting events and the projects they uploaded caught our eyes. Where are you based? Valencia, Spain What’s the maker scene […]

Chapter Spotlight: Staten Island Makerspace, with Jarred Sutton July 22, 2015

Staten Island Makerspace Jarred Sutton     I am based in… Staten Island, NY, the greenest borough making a new name for itself! Tell us more about your organization/space. Staten Island Makerspace is a 6,000 square foot facility just two train stops from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. It was started after Super Storm Hurricane Sandy washed out […]

Global Makeathon Launches BitOlympic Games July 16, 2015

This week marks a special occasion with the launch of the first ever BitOlympic Games during a Global Makeathon that took place in over 45 Chapters worldwide. All the way from Denver, Colorado to Capri, Italy to Sydney, Australia to Brooklyn, New York, bitsters of all ages rejoiced to invent new Olympic games. “The first […]

Meet The Makers: The International BitOlympics Committee July 7, 2015

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As we enter the first-ever BitOlympics, we sat down with the community members who formed our first International Bits Committee and asked them three questions about their experience creating the official design challenges. The games begin on July 10th, so sign up today to win! Sign Up     What was the hardest part about putting together […]

Let The BitOlympic Games Begin! July 1, 2015

We are excited to launch our first-ever BitOlympics, a 3-week competition to create extraordinary inventions, learn new skills, meet other Bitsters from around the world and win up to $5,000 in prizes. The games begin with a Global Makeathon around the world during the weekend of July 10th! You can participate independently online, join an event at your local Chapter […]

Big News! We Raised $44.2M in New Funding and are Expanding Our Executive Team! June 25, 2015

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See the official press release here. We’ve got some BIG news! In one of the largest Series B rounds of the maker movement, our company successfully raised $44.2 million in new funding. Our goal is to use this latest round of funding to invest in further STEM/STEAM education distribution and increase our global footprint, which already […]

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Chapter Spotlight: playhardware, with Matthias Wolf June 24, 2015

playhardware Matthias Wolf     I am based in… Munich, Germany Tell us more about your organization/space. playhardware is a community of makers who want to bring hardware, software and mechanics closer together. Our goal is to build products and projects which integrate the possibilities of both the physical and the digital world to create something even bigger. […]

Meet The Maker: Mitchell Malpartida, Maker Dad & Dancing Robot Aficionado June 16, 2015

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  Mitchell Malpartida mmalpartida       We first noticed Mitchell’s work when he posted the original Moby on the projects page. Moby was created as part of a tech demo used to show his daughter’s kindergarten class the basics of electronics. This silly-dancing robot was originally made with a handful of modules, and its dance moves weren’t […]

ShapeBits Winner June 11, 2015

Thanks to our #ShapeBits contest finalists, parachutes are being deployed from water rockets, public bathroom time is musically pleasant, feelings are being directly communicated between besties, and we’re all brushing our teeth for the recommended 2 minutes.  Isn’t technology awesome!?     Now the decisive moment is here.  The judges have selected as the winner, […]