Your tech and TV worlds collided recently, when the Shark Tank judges made a guest appearance on the Rachael Ray show. And yes, littleBits was there, too!
If you have the cloudBit Starter Kit and have already created the 5 inventions that come with it, why not design and innovate an invention that doesn’t come from the box?
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of inventions by Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features a littleBits music video and some major Piggy Power.
Do you have a little one who is growing into a curious and creative engineer? Or, perhaps your child is inspired by his or her older siblings, who are already making wireless rovers and door alarms. Whatever the case may be, we recently discovered this engaging and touching book Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, and love it too much to not share.
On February 3rd, we livestreamed a Bitbot tutorial and added a few remixes for inventors looking to take their bots up a notch or two. If you didn’t get to tune into our last Facebook live Invent A Bitbot event, or just need to rewatch it, now is your chance!
As an inventor it’s important to learn how to deal with your failure so it doesn’t stop you from inventing. Here at littleBits, we’ll try an invention 10 times before it works right. Here are a few things to keep in mind during your own invention journey.
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of inventions by Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features an adorable robot and an interactive Superbowl Cheer Machine.
Are you interested in being a part of the littleBits design process? Are you a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade school teacher in NYC or the surrounding area? Do you like snacks and beer and meeting new people? Would you like to meet our founder, Ayah Bdeir, and our Product Design team?
It’s no secret that littleBits technology kits are fun and easy to use. But did you know there are some key skills that you and your young inventor gain from creating inventions with your kit? Yes, way!
This Friday we will be live on Facebook talking all things Bitbot.
Over the years, there’s been much discussion about the achievement gap in STEM between girls and boys. Our world has seen major milestone achievements made by women in science and great strides were made to decrease the gap. Butt what can we do in our local communities, schools, and homes to close the gap even further?
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of inventions by Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features a light up concert stage, and illuminating inventions.
“You can’t think about thinking without thinking about thinking about something.” – Seymour Papert
The tethered DC motor Bit is now available! Choose which direction it spins and amp up ferris wheels, RC cars, swirling signs & more. Take it for a spin today! Here are some tips on using it with your inventions.
We’ll be conducting demos, showing off our latest and greatest products with resources, and giving away an extra epic prize!
You have until February 28 at 11:59pm ET to enter your submission through the Invent page or on the littleBits Invent app. You could win up to $200 in Bits and special littleBits swag!
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of inventions by Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features an Atari Punk Console and an interactive maze you can try.
The air became electric…excitement reigned!
Student engagement is the key pathway for young learners to continually invest in their own creative curiosity and academic future. Not to mention, it’s always smart to have quite a few options in your teaching toolkit for fostering and strengthening engagement in your classroom or makerspace. Want to mix it up? Here are five ways to get your students involved with STEM.
Bring STEAM education into your classroom with this fun and easy STEAM Student Set lesson! Your students will imagine, learn, play, & invent. Below are some benefits, tips, and testimonials about the Throwing Arm lesson. Bring invention-based learning to your whole classroom with STEAM Student Set Class Packs.
If you’ve created the 8 inventions that come in the Rule Your Room Kit, why not start to design and innovate outside of the box? Here are some cool new inventions made with the popular Rule Your Room Kit by our clever community members.
This week, we honor the inspirational life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This might surprise you, but littleBits and history lessons happen to be a great pair!
Bring STEAM education into your classroom with this fun and easy STEAM Student Set lesson! Your students will imagine, learn, play, & invent. Below are some benefits, tips, and testimonials about the Art Machine lesson. Bring invention-based learning to your whole classroom with STEAM Student Set Class Packs.
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of inventions from Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features a NEW Monster Book of Monsters, Luna Lovegood Spectrespecs and animatronic creatures.
Intelligent and ambitious women in STEM discovered or developed many of our world’s biggest technological leaps and biggest innovations. Women discovered or theorized many of our modern day technologies such as computers, medical tools and tests! That’s seriously cool.
This week’s edition features a ferocious MonsterBox and Harry Potter inspired creations.
So, now that you have this exciting and innovative kit, what can you make with it? Avoid holiday brain drain and get your mind moving and creating with these 5 favorite invention projects that aren’t featured in your tech kit box.
With the holiday season in full swing, why not transform your classroom or makerspace into a magical winter wonderland? We’ve seen tons of educators (and their students!) transform their classrooms and makerspaces into techy holiday retreats.If you’re thinking of adding Bits to your classroom’s holiday decor, here are some of our favorite ideas to add some festive sparkle, signage, and light to your space.
This week’s edition features a sorting hat and other inventions Hogwarts students encounter as part of their magical studies and activities.
Technology is changing rapidly and changing the world that we live in. Jobs and tasks that a robot or computer can be programmed to do, will be. So how well are we preparing our students to live, and thrive, in this increasingly digital world?
Take a moment, and close your eyes. Think back to a time when you attended school, and recall something or someone that caused your mind to reach a state of rapture, something you still talk about to this very day.
Hi, Bitsters! We’re so excited to share some news with you: we’re hosting an event with Best Buy to bring littleBits to stores near you so you can do some hands-on inventing. How fun is that?
For many years, I wanted to implement something new to enhance my teaching, but I didn’t know what to do. Sometimes it takes an unexpected event to jumpstart that process. For me, it was my son playing with some electronics.
This week’s edition features magical inventions and a remote controlled flying house.
The holiday season is officially upon us, which means it’s time for whimsical, wonderful, wintery inventions! Over the past few years we’ve seen inventors of all ages make incredible inventions based on holiday traditions. Whether it’s a kid making their first inventions from their new Kit, or a parent making a device to bring the family closer together, here are some of our favorites.
This week’s edition features Harry Potter inspired inventions that are sure to provoke, startle and delight. Learn how to invent your own magical creatures and enchanted objects.
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where we pause and reflect on what we’re thankful for. Here at littleBits, we’re thankful for YOU – our diverse and innovative community.
It’s turkey day, a time to stuff your face with stuffing, eat way too much pie, and hope that the tryptophan calms your crazy uncle down. It’s the same thing every year. Spice things up by turning your Thanksgiving dinner into hands-on invention time with the kids. The littleBits Rule Your Room Kit allows you to turn any conductive material into a touch sensor. That means your turkey can turn on a light, your gravy can play a song, and you can finally find a use for that holiday fruitcake nobody touches! Here are three easy inventions you can make with the Rule Your Room Kit.
In this extra epic webinar for educators, littleBits Founder & CEO Ayah Bdeir talked about the littleBits mission in education and how we can get more kids future ready.
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of magical creations from inventors like you. This week’s edition features a remote controlled Lego tank and a Harry Potter themed moving collage.
Too often today, young people all across the country don’t have access to the mentors, technology, and leadership opportunities needed to learn invaluable skills for 21st century careers. That’s why we were so honored to have Marc Lesser of Mouse join us to discuss youth empowerment, equity, badges, and learning pathways.
Hi, Bitsters, we have a major news announcement to unleash. We’re proud to announce that littleBits products are now available in these 8 new languages: French, French Canadian, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to littleBits School of Hacking & Creativity.
You made interactive costumes and candy alarms. You unleashed fake spiders with light sensors. You captured ghosts and made pumpkins come alive. You were exceptionally creative and should be proud.
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of awesome creations from inventors like you. This week’s edition features fantastic beasts and an enchanted car.
Did you ever make anything happen? Invent something you couldn’t explain? Break out your brooms and get ready for our most magical journey yet!
You got the funding. You researched STEM/STEAM tools. You created a makerspace. Now what?
One of our company’s missions is to bring the joy of inventing into the lives of as many people as possible.
So, how can you boost creativity and confidence within your students? Here are 7 key ways to increase those skills.
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of awesome creations from inventors like you. This week’s edition features Halloween inventions that are sure to frighten trick-or-treaters.
Today is National Cat Day, so if you’re a cat owner (or just an animal lover!), why not create an invention for your furry pal?
Check out the November issue of Popular Science, which features littleBits Founder & CEO Ayah Bdeir.
Recently, Moby released an animated music video for his latest single, “Are You Lost in the World Like Me?”
A crazed scientist creates a dangerous robot that tries to rule the world. A lone kid and his littleBits are all that stands between the runaway robot and the world. Will the human race survive?
The STEM career fields are growing at a rapid pace. But schools aren’t equipping students with enough STEM education in their coursework to give them the necessary skills and empowerment to enter into these fields in the future.
There’s been SO much buzz about littleBits lately and we couldn’t be more than thrilled. From being awarded top accolades to swoon-worthy mentions, we’re excited to a part of the inventing, tech, and parenting communities.
Marc Lesser and his team at Mouse design programs that enable young people to do all of the above. Mouse is a national youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good.
If you’re thinking of creating your child’s costume or need some inspiration for a family ensemble, check out these awesome, fun, and way-clever ideas.
I broke my arm when I was 6. Suddenly, it was impossible to get mac ‘n cheese from my bowl into my noodle hole without dropping most of each spoonful. I would have loved a helpful invention that scooped up those tasty yellow elbows and carried them to my mouth. If my brother and I had littleBits at the time, I’d like to think he would have invented one for me.
Are you thinking of turning your abode into a haunted house for Halloween? You can amp up the scare-factor to your house with Bits! These genius design hacks will make your living space spooky and innovative. And, if you’re already taking our Halloween Challenge, this is just another way to get your invention process started – with your home!
Kickstart your week with a timely collection of awesome creations from inventors like you. This week’s edition features Halloween inventions and a dragon that poops candy. Yes, really!
You reinvented the birthday cake. You pranked us with confetti bombs and cakes in the face. You even threw us parades. And we loved every moment and new memory you made.
Today we have a big announcement from the Disney Accelerator: littleBits will launch a new inventor video series starting with Big Hero 6 and we’re working on a top-secret project with Star Wars!
We love the innovative spirit of this invention and we predict this technology will influence animated and live-action films in the future.
Denver teacher Kyle Schwartz just changed classroom dynamics as we know them. All she did was ask her students one simple question: “What is something you wished your teacher knew?”
Hi, Bitsters! We have some wonderful news for those of you that work in education. October is full of engaging and exciting webinars that will help you strengthen your instructional practices and skills.
This November, Marvel Comics is going to motivate their fans to explore the world of STEAM.
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of awesome inventions from inventors like you. This week’s edition features new birthday celebrations and a robotic dog. Woof!
Are you ready for the scariest night of the year? Halloween is probably my favorite night of the year because it encourages people to be silly and inventive. And what better way to up your spook factor than with littleBits! You can add lights to your costume, motors to your decorations, and set up pranks to […]
It’s time for your weekly collection of awesome inventions created by Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features birthday celebrations.
Looking for a Halloween activity to bring to your classroom this October? Look no further. We have just the resource for you to get your learners up and inventing.
Are you ready for another hair-raising invention adventure? After last year’s bone-chilling success, we’re reviving the Hack Your Halloween Challenge this fall for more spooky fun.
We’re so proud to be a part of the Disney Accelerator program and our recent Gizmos & Gadgets, 2nd Edition Kit that we wanted to highlight both of these milestones.
On this very special littleBits Community Call, we celebrated our 5 year birthday! Our founder, Ayah, joined the call and moderated questions brought in by you – our inventing community.
With the Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, 2nd Edition, we set out to reinvent screen time and add more pathways to the invention process. One way we did this was launching a kit with Bluetooth wireless technology. We’re pretty pumped about this because we’ve never done this before… until now.
Behold! The new Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, 2nd Edition: the new tool for unleashing your inner inventor. The 2nd Edition has new inventions, new accessories, but most importantly, the Bluetooth Low Energy Bit. And what does that mean? You can now build inventions AND control them from a smart device.
Motivation and confidence are key elements for success. Sometimes, when our invention process hits a wall, we might feel that success isn’t within our reach. Here at littleBits, we have a powerful female founder who has been there, and who can tell you firsthand that sometimes it’s tough to persevere.
Catch up every Monday to find a timely collection of awesome inventions from inventors like you. This week’s edition features birthday inventions, Pokemon and more.
Based on three Bitsters’ experiences we put together a fun plan for a birthday themed family invent night that you can try at home.
This month, our company turned 5! It’s been a wild ride, from scrappy workshops to late night prototypes. 65 Bits, 3 offices, and one beta fish named Biticus later, we’re so proud of how far we’ve come. Let’s take a look back on 5 littleBits firsts that brought us to where we are today.