Here a 11 women and men who made major contributions to the advancement in computer science, coding, and technology.
There’s so much that your child (or you!) can make with our Arduino Coding Kit. With a DIY computer mouse, an Analog Pong game, and a DIY Etch-a-Sketch program, you and your budding software engineer can unlock the world of computer programming. So, now what? Here are 10 new inventions you can make with your Arduino Coding Kit.
Team littleBits ventured to sunny Anaheim for the ASCD Empower17 Conference last weekend. We had a great time connecting with educators from all over the world and getting hands on with the new littleBits Code Kit. This was one of the first public appearances of the littleBits Code Kit and the excitement from teachers we met was palpable.
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.
Today we’re officially closing the bitLab. There are so many exciting projects in the works at littleBits right now that we need to laser-focus our resources.
So as an educator, how can you build confidence in your budding engineers? Use littleBits to teach valuable STEM/STEAM concepts and to increase self-reliance and confidence in the learning process!
Want to celebrate, Bitster-style? We have some ideas for inventions you can create to make your Paddy’s Day festivities a little more fun.
Do you love learning about space and the stars? Whether you’re a cosmos aficionado or just getting your feet wet with knowledge on all things celestial, you must learn all about the game-changing astronaut Sally Ride.
Hey educators! Want to ramp up your teaching practices this summer AND get a chance to speak with educational pioneers, bestselling authors, and inventors of educational technologies you use in the classroom? Well, we’ve got the neatest conference for you – and it just so happens that our one and only littleBits Founder & CEO Ayah Bdeir will be a featured guest speaker at it. We’re talking about the Constructing Modern Knowledge conference, happening this July.
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of inventions by Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features an automatic pet feeder and illuminating inventions.
The seasons are getting ready to change, and that means it might be time for spring break! Keep your curious and budding engineer busy every day during the break with these engaging, exciting, and hands-on invention ideas.
Angela Luna is the creative force behind Adiff, a socially conscious fashion company that designs clothing with refugees in mind. An Adiff jacket is not just a jacket – the garment can literally transform into a tent! Talk about life-saving. When a customer buys one jacket, the same style gets sent to a refugee in need.
Astronaut Jeanette Epps is about to make history. She’ll be the first female African-American astronaut and crew member to board the International Space Station in 2018.
With the littleBits Code Kit, students build inventions with littleBits electronic building blocks, then bring them to life by doing some simple drag-and-drop coding in the computer-based littleBits Code Kit app. The code is transmitted over Bluetooth wireless technology to the invention, which kids can then play with. They can even head back to the app to change the code and change the game, making their own rules.
Are you an elementary or middle school educator? Do you want to help shape the future of coding & STEAM tools within education? Are you constantly seeking opportunities to collaborate with educators on the leading edge of technology like yourself, with a common goal of inspiring the next generation of innovators, big thinkers, and inventors? […]
With the littleBits Code Kit, students learn the foundations of coding & engineering by building hands-on games with electronic building blocks and coding them using drag-and-drop programming on the littleBits Code Kit app.
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of inventions by Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features a fiber optic butterfly and illuminating inventions.
Whoa! PS 191 is bringing littleBits into their STEM/STEAM curriculum. We think this is so awesome because they’re encouraging young inventors to be imaginative and to innovate.
We love to celebrate and this month we’re celebrating International Women’s Day by spotlighting ground-breaking, historical women who succeeded in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In other words, they’re total STEAM rockstars! We believe it’s essential to celebrate these STEM pioneers who changed the world.
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of inventions by Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features dancing robots and illuminating inventions.
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.
My younger students are in awe of the control they have. My older students are motivated by the freedom littleBits gives them in the invention process.
Students who work with littleBits automatically enter the deeply satisfying world of engineering, not only learning and understanding what the Bits do individually but what they can do together, when integrated into a thoughtful, creative, and user-tested design.
What attracts students to littleBits is the support for the realization of how the world works around them (i.e. why their iPhone responds to touch). It’s very powerful for them to know that they too can be contributors as designers and not just consumers.
While working with littleBits, my students go through the engineering process from designing to building, testing and improving their inventions. At the same time, they develop their creativity, teamwork, and communication skills.
I see students problem solving, being creative, working as a team, being patient, evaluating their work, and learning how to take chances without fear of failing.
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.
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.
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.