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?
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?
Calling all makers! littleBits Founder & CEO Ayah Bdeir will be speaking on Sunday, October 2nd on the main stage at World Maker Faire in the NYSCI Auditorium.
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.
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 […]
Come see us at Bay Area Maker Faire from May 20-22! This year we’re setting up shop inside the Microsoft booth with a giant pile of Bits. Stop by the littleBits table in the Microsoft booth in Zone 2, where makers can demo littleBits IoT inventions and get hands-on with the littleBits workshop set. IoT inventions will include a cloud-controlled doorbell, a […]
*****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, […]
Thanks to everyone who visited our booth at this year’s ASCD Annual Conference! We were to delighted to share information about our new STEAM Student Set and talk to educators about integrating STEAM/STEM into the classroom. I failed physics/electricity class. Now sooooo want a @littleBits kit! #ASCD16 #steam pic.twitter.com/e1IT2AR3QE — Kishari Sing (@KS_EdMktg) April 2, […]
On Wednesday, February 24 two strangers infiltrated a storefront covered in capes and lined with books. They passed through a secret door and entered a back room filled with…readers! This is just an ordinary day at 826NYC, better known to some as the Brooklyn Superhero Supply store. Part of a national network founded by author Dave […]
As the littleBits Global Chapters program grows and our School Chapters program launches, it’s important to highlight the unique spaces hosting events around the world. For this series, we’ve interview four Chapter leaders (from different types of venues) and encouraged them to share their experience with us. Welcome to MacInspires. Please describe your space and […]
As the littleBits Global Chapters program grows and our School Chapters program launches, it’s important to highlight the unique spaces hosting events around the world. For this series, we’ve interview four Chapter leaders (from different types of spaces) and encouraged them to share their experience with us. Welcome to CREATE @ Arizona Science Center. Please describe […]
Here is a secret you might have already known about us: it consumes our lunch conversation and takes over our Wednesday nights. Some of us are game designers, some of us are game journalists, and most of us are avid gamers. And we don’t discriminate – video games, table-top, RPGs, board games, card games – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This year, the World Maker Faire is coming to a small town called New York City. Have you heard of it? Because we call this fair city home, we’re gearing up for a full weekend of inventing at the Faire. Will you come see us?! We’ll have a big booth waiting for you with tons […]
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 […]
This September, go back to school in style with the coolest backpack out of all your friends! You’ll walk down the hallways with a book bag that can blink, buzz or even write out a message, but the best part is that you built it yourself. We are excited to invite you to Hack Your […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
With the BitOlympics just a few days away, we wanted to highlight a number of our stellar Chapters who will be hosting events during our Global Makeathon this weekend and over the next few weeks, competing for $5,000 worth of prizes. If you live near a Chapter, make sure to sign up for the BitOlympics and stop […]
La Tata Robotica Enrica Amplo I am based in… I am based in Carpi (Modena), a city in the center of one of the most important automation, robotic, biomedical and automotive areas of Italy and even the world. Tell us more about your organization/space. My space is an idea for now. I organize and […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
littleBits Arcade In honor of the 10th anniversary of Maker Faire Bay Area, we wanted to pull out all the stops. We wanted to create to biggest, heaviest, tallest littleBits project ever built. We wanted to use a ton of Bits, like, the most Bits ever used. And we wanted to rep our city […]
POP QUIZ What do you get when the littleBits team snaps together over 600 bits? Find out at Maker Faire Bay Area, May 15th-17th, Booth # 2455! Get ready for the largest LOUDEST MOST EPIC littleBits booth in the history of bit-kind. To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of Maker Faire we […]
From Bangalore, to Rio De Janeiro, to Brooklyn, to Dublin, this weekend bitsters all around the world joined forces to #InventAnything. More than 20 events took place with more coming this week. Thank you for an incredible weekend you truly rock our world. If you hosted an event, make sure to share on the project […]
Start & Join Global Chapters Here We are excited to launch our Global Chapters Program: 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. We aim to build a network of cities that host workshops, events and […]
Host Your Own Event During Our Global Makeathon, March 28 & 29 Calling all bitizens of the bitosphere! Plan a casual event for your friends, family and local bitsters for a day of “munching & making.” You can host the event in your kitchen, backyard or local makerspace and you will get support over […]
On Saturday, February 28th, designers, artists, engineers, makers, educators and people who have never even used littleBits came together for the 3D + IoT Smarter Gadgets Makeathon, hosted by Shapeways & littleBits. The Makeathon was held in our offices in Chelsea and over 30 people of all ages arrived around 11AM with a mundane, everyday object and […]
Last weekend, 200 high school, undergraduate and graduate students from across the US gathered at Cooper Union in NYC for a free, 24 hour hackathon. Participants worked in teams to create their dream projects, bringing together hardware and software in the battle to create the most innovative hacks. Read more about the event and the top winning littleBits designs in this week’s blog post.
Last week, our team was in Orlando attending FETC, one of the largest EdTech Conferences in the US. Makerspaces, 1:1 device classrooms, gaming apps and augmented reality were all the buzz. Read the full recap of our experience in this week’s blog post.
We’re happy to announce that we’re the International Partner at Zoomaal’s Maker Hackathon in Cairo, Egypt (Feb 5-7, 2015 ) & Amman, Jordan (February 19-21, 2015)! Maker Hackathon is the first hardware hackathon competition born in the Arab World and aiming to travel around the world. The Hackathon is a 3-day competition where university students and young […]
This week our spotlight shines on Ashley Elsdon, the producer for a learning and research project in the UK, that helps people with learning disabilities create music using readily available and affordable technology.
Collier County Public Schools in Florida conducted a district-wide littleBits STEM challenge that incorporates math and science standards for over 400 4th grade students. Read more about their successes, challenges and take-aways in this feature case study.
Come meet us in person and get advice on how to #HackYourHoliday. Saturday, Nov 22 – Bethesda, MD hosted by NASA Educator Ginger Butcher RSVP Saturday, Nov 22 – Braircliff Manor, NY hosted by Prototyper Extraordinaire Jude Brisson RSVP Saturday, Nov 22 – Fort Oglethorpe, GA hosted by STEM Superhero Calvin Robinson RSVP Saturday, Nov 22 – Bethesda, […]
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:30PM We are incredibly excited for our next bitLab meetup, held at the world famous NYC Resistor in Brooklyn on Wednesday 11/12 at 6:30 PM. This is your opportunity to design your very own module prototype, meet with bitLab Live hosts Paul and Andrew and others from the littleBits team, and learn […]
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7-9PM We are super excited for the first ever NYC ReactJS meet up, hosted at our littleBits HQ. Organized by our CloudBit team, the inaugural event will open with some short talks by local developers using ReactJS and closed by noted speaker David Nolen (@swannodette). The meetup will be following the JSConf code […]
The Arduino at Heart module might just be the most anticipated individual module we’ve ever created. More than any other module, it’s been constantly requested on our Dream Bits page and in person at events like Maker Faire. As such, we’re excited to announce that the littleBits Arduino at Heart module is now available. […]
“Ayah Bdeir talks about how the company she founded, the hardware library littleBits, helps people take back some of the power they’ve ceded to electronics and technology simply because they don’t understand how they work. Bdeir outlines how her design-focused approach of making devices modular, magnetic, and scalable puts the power of electronics back into the hands of everyone.”
From the era of private spaceflight, to the recent evidence of the Big Bang, to armchair exploration via Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new “Cosmos” documentary, space is once again central to the cultural conversation. With that, we are excited to launch the littleBits Space Kit!
This week we feature Jace Meyer, who develops educational and engaging summer camp experiences for Actua, a Canadian not-for-profit organization. Read more about how this STEM enthusiast is elevating her programs to the next level with the help of some littleBits modules.
In honor of Festivus, we’ve put together a super deal on a number of littleBits products. All week long (12/9-12/13), you can enjoy 10% off the Base Kit, the Premium Kit, the Light It Boost It, and the Touch It Boost It when you enter the code, FESTIVUS, at checkout. This will truly be a Festivus for the rest of us!
The NYU Stern School of Business’ Entrepreneurial Exchange Group hosted Ayah as a guest speaker this week.
The theme of the Makeathon was “bring your city to life,” which inspired an international array of creations. We received over 50 submissions and though it was a tough call to make, we selected three winners.