She-Suite, an online webisode series that focuses on women leadership and empowerment, just featured littleBits Founder Ayah Bdeir in the third episode. The hot topic of discussion was 8-year-old girls and achievement in STEM.
Image by Sebastian Pichler Inventing and creating can be wonderful, magical journeys, but it can be also hard to get started. Our own founder & CEO, Ayah Bdeir, reminds herself every day of a quote that grounds her and keeps her focused on making amazing products. Ayah put her own spin on a famous Walt […]
This Mother’s Day, we want to highlight some of our oh-so-amazing mom and kid inventors. They discover, experiment, and design unique creations together.
Here are 8 ideas for inventions that let mom know you love her, and you’re super thankful for everything she does.
Greetings, Bitsters! We’re psyched to celebrate May the 4th with you. If you love Star Wars just as much as we do, then you and your budding engineer can celebrate by making some space-themed inventions from one of our favorite films.
At littleBits, we’re completely invested in this holiday because we think it’s essential for a child’s imagination and skills. We aim to bring play and fun into the invention process. Learning is about building and the process itself should be enjoyed.
We are excited to introduce you to the first cohort of littleBits Lead Educators. From Richmond, VA to Grosse Pointe Farms, MI to New Market, AL to Eureka, CA, we have assembled an incredible team of teachers, library media specialists, tech integrators, innovation strategists, STEAM coordinators, instructional coaches, and more.
You sketched your visions for a cleaner Earth. You came up with ideas for composting, recycling, trash-compacting robots, cleaner air, and more. You designed devices to reduce global warming and carbon footprints. You brainstormed ideas for a cleaner, happier, brighter planet. You innovated to protect the Earth.
You made glowing bots and bugs. You invented night lights, reading lights, and flashlights. You made your pets safer and happier. You modded games to make them better and crafted tools to help you create. You captured faraway stars and lit up the sea depths. You ruled the blinky domain.
As the Baribits Chapter Leader, active forum member, community mentor, and prolific inventor, we hoped Leo would say yes when we offered him an opportunity to be the first littleBits Inventor in Residence. We are so excited that he did!
With Earth Day coming up, what better way to celebrate than to hear how YOU would clean, save, or protect Mother Earth if you could create any invention you wanted.
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.
We know that you’re a synth music lover. You’ve created, played, and composed songs all with this jam-packed modular synthesizer kit. You created your very own Keytar and a DJ Spin Table, but now what? You’re certainly not done taking over the world of music – so here are 8 new types of tunes and inventions you can make with your Synth Kit.
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.
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.
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? […]
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.
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of inventions by Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features dancing robots and illuminating inventions.
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.
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!
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?
This Friday we will be live on Facebook talking all things Bitbot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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?
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.
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!
It’s time for your weekly collection of awesome inventions created by Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features birthday celebrations.
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.
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.
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.
To celebrate our 5 year Birthday the community team here at littleBits is putting together a super special Community Call.
Grab some balloons, kazoos, and your favorite Bits! It’s time to party! From October 30 – September 2, locations all over the world will be hosting littleBits Birthday Invention Parties.
Engineering For Kids is a program that brings science, technology, engineering, and STEM, to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, and clubs. We’re thrilled to highlight this program as one of our Chapters and learn more about how they’re incorporating littleBits into a creative and dynamic curriculum.
Catch up every Monday to find a timely collection of awesome inventions from inventors like you. This week’s edition features BitOlympics winners, birthday inventions and more.
Here we see Bitsters gathered around a futuristic littleBits Town, which they made during a two day workshop at Mirai Summer Camp in Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Tokyo, Japan. They took lots of lovely pictures.
littleBits turns 5 this month! Can you believe it?!
Bitsters from the NYC Summer in the City STEM program created a nifty new motto for their group! Community Hall of Fame Project For a summer project, inventor extraordinaire Anahit decided to create a type of dot matrix printer using a marker, the Arduino Bit, a few stepper motors, and a whole lot of ingenuity. […]
Have you ever designed a game before? If you have, you might remember how freaking hard it was. Or how many times something went wrong before something went right. Or how changing one tiny thing made all the difference. We brought in an expert to talk about all these things and more! And if you’ve […]
In 1824, Louis Braille developed the first iteration of his tactile writing system. With his invention, the visually impaired regained their ability to read, making is easier for them to communicate and learn. At the time, Braille was only 15 years old. For many inventors, the desire to help others and change the world comes […]
Photo by The Nerdy Teacher Join the wonderful, whimtastical Maker Educator Nicholas Provenzano, AKA Nerdy Teacher, on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 for the August littleBits Community Call! If you are looking to start a makerspace in your school, this is the event for you. Bring your questions to the expert and hear him talk about his new […]
Isis Anchalee started a life-changing movement. A year ago, she created the #iLookLikeAnEngineer hashtag and in that instant, one tweet changed the world. Image by Isis Anchalee via Medium And what’s amazing is that this hashtag is still going strong. Anchalee reflects, “Because it developed a life of its own, I’m not even aware of the […]
The BitOlympians – and all of us at littleBits HQ in NYC – are feeling the heat this week, with temperatures pushing 100 degrees, and our BitOlympians pushing the limits of inventing as they strive for the gold medal. While our amazing Online Community Manager Jude is on vacation, our Guest Author and Customer Success […]
The worlds of tech and innovation suffered a devastating loss this month. Seymour Papert was a prominent mathematician and leading visionary in pioneering education with computers. Dr. Papert passed away on July 31st. Image by Bob Kramer/SPA Magazine/Courtesy of the MIT Media Lab via The Washington Post Dr. Papert was a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who changed […]
The Makerdemy Chennai chapter hosted a workshop at the NPS International School for teachers to explore littleBits and its uses in the classroom.
As the 2016 Summer Olympic games approach, we are excited to announce the 2nd Annual 2016 BitOlympic games on our brand new challenge platform! From July 15 until September 5, take the BitOlympic challenge.
Let the BitOlympic Games begin!
Exhalation Game by Jason Huang, Bou-Yu Chen, Chin Ia Hung, Orilla Lin, Hal Maa, Jyun Siang Wang, Huang Shu Ting, Travis Lin Orilla Lin knew this was an important moment. She leans in, takes a deep breath, then exhales with anticipation. The boat moves! Her motor and Lego mechanism glide effortlessly over the water […]
Summer camp will never be the same again. You made beats, you invented instruments, you held robot dance parties, you became a DJ – you even uplifted the buzzer bit to a new aesthetic level! And you had a really good time doing it. To all of you who participated, a resounding thank you for […]