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.
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.
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 […]
“Our aim is to help the world not only understand how important it is to strive to become scientists, engineers or even Astronauts, but also the role that culture plays in all our lives.”
In our Community we are fortunate to have Sky Shin who has used littleBits to create a bunch of super cool machines! Her Grab and Go Backpack won the 2015 Hack Your Backpack Challenge, and Ayah Bdeir showed Sky’s Medicine Machine at the White House this spring as part of a panel entitled “Breaking Down […]
Make beats & friends with this Cheeseboard Keyboard! 🙂 Community Hall of Fame Beat Wheel & Cheeseboard Keyboard by BitCaper features a homemade controller made from a paper disk spinning on a DC motor. When light from a long led shines through hole, the oscillator gets a momentary pulse; altogether the pulses create a rhythmic […]
“During National Week of Making, we recommit to sparking the creative confidence of all Americans and to giving them the skills, mentors, and resources they need to harness their passion and tackle some of our planet’s greatest challenges.” – President Obama
Pictured above, students from Beijing using design thinking to prototype a timed reading light. Community Hall of Fame Automatic Candy Dispenser by Sky Shin. Sky used a deceptively simple circuit to make a completely automatic candy dispenser! Simply block the light path from a bright led to a light sensor, and a DC motor will […]
You tinkered with tools. You experimented with everyday objects. You created playfully absurd machines to accomplish a simple goal. You broke your machine. And then you fixed it. We were insanely impressed by the submissions to the #ChainReaction Challenge. You pushed the boundaries of play and creativity by opening food, charging your phone, setting off […]
I encourage anyone out there to create their own littleBits character like I’ve done here. Trace or draw. Choose your color. Design a cool cat like yourself!
The Estonian non-profit EESTI 2.0 announced today that 50 schools in Estonia will each receive two littleBits STEAM Student Sets. The program’s launch was attended by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and EESTI 2.0 founder Hardi Meybaum.
Bring camp to the classroom from June 17-23! We’ve created the littleBits Online Summer Camp so you and your students can easily participate in the National Week of Making. The theme? MUSIC. We’ll send out one mini-challenge a day starting June 17. This is a challenge-based approach that will have your students inventing and studying instruments, learning […]
The Summer camp challenge submission period is now closed! Winners will be announced Monday, July 11. This June, littleBits is dropping beats all over the world for a most epic event. We are hosting our first ever, free online summer camp from June 17-23 as part of the National Week of Making. Last year, […]
Photo credit Marla Aufmuth We were located in the Microsoft booth at Maker Faire Bay Area this year, inspiring kids to become inventors. We had two tables, one dedicated to Bit basics, letting attendees snap together circuits and the other dedicated to completed IoT projects, including our favorite remote pet feeder project. If you tweeted #feedmycat, it […]
“With great power comes great responsibility.” Photo by Rory Nugent, Senior Electronics Engineer at littleBits. 🙂 Community Hall of Fame Minecraft Smart House – In this week’s Community Hall of Fame pick, Vincent (AKA Vlab) uses the cloudBit module to control things inside his AWESOME Minecraft Smart House. He connects Bits to redstone to open/close […]
Hey there Bitsters! Are you ready for magnificent mechanical machines? For a world of strange contraptions and chain reactions? As part of our May challenge, our special guest for this month’s Community Call is Joseph Herscher. He is an amazing kinetic artist based in NYC who specializes in making comical chain-reaction machines that have been viewed by […]
Hiya, Bitsters! Are you ready to see all the awesome new inventions? 🙂 A photo posted by jaxx suds (@jaxxsuds) on May 5, 2016 at 6:35pm PDT “Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu Community Hall of […]
The littleBits Global Chapters program launched just over one year ago. Since it’s inception, 250 Chapters have been started by passionate individuals and organizations in 55 countries– from Beirut to Bangkok, Cape Town to Chicago, Mexico City to Munich and so many places in between. Through these Chapter programs, we’ve seen first-hand that some of […]
Hacking your habits is no easy task. Which is why we are incredibly inspired by the thoughtful – and very cloud connected – approach you took to this challenge. Big congrats and many thanks to all who submitted inventions. We ~*LOVED*~ them all. A few of our favs included Don’t NEON the Lights by abby.mowry (who also […]
“In FabLab Trojmiasto we create a creative community that gives people access to the space and tools needed for prototyping new technologies and build (almost) everything. Stop thinking about it. Do it!” Community Hall of Fame Introducing the “semi-intelligent bridge” #ChainReaction by Donald Drake, who currently lives in Berlin, Germany. “For this Rube Goldberg (that […]
As the littleBits Global Chapters program grows and our School Chapters program launches, we wanted to highlight the unique spaces using littleBits and hosting events around the world. For this series, we’ve interviewed six Chapter leaders (from different types of spaces) and encouraged them to share their experience with us. 1. Please describe your space […]
Pictured above: Chapter Leader, Edona Bejtullahu (center), with two mentors from the BONEVET Makerspace in Gjakova, Kosovo. “BONEVET is a fully equipped and professionally maintained space dedicated for members in order to inflict the spirit of making by re-energizing education with the creativity, innovation, curiosity, motivation, technical know-how, and playfulness that characterize our maker community.” […]
*****THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8***** Rube Goldberg is one of our design heroes. He wasn’t interested in the efficient, easy way of accomplishing a task. Instead, Mr. Goldberg got creative by going complicated – insanely, fantastically, whimsically complicated. He invented chain reaction contraptions that do something simple, […]
Hiya, Bitsters! Point your eyeballs all around this lively drawing by Oscar. He calls it “littleBits”, and it makes us smile SO BIG! 🙂 Community Hall of Fame Robot Wars Team Building, uploaded by Hugo of London, UK. “We designed a team building event in which four groups needed to make and decorate […]