Posts in category “Events”

Find a Droid Inventor workshop near you over Force Friday weekend August 31, 2017

Welcome, future Droid Inventors and Droid Inventor parents! You’ve answered the call, and are ready to help us create the next generation of Droids. Your first step in training is to attend a FREE workshop, hosted by littleBits, at a retail location near you. Attendees will be the very first to play with the brand-new […]

littleBits at Maker Faire Bay Area May 26, 2016

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 […]

littleBits at Maker Faire Bay Area May 17, 2016

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 […]

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#ChainReaction Contraption Challenge May 2, 2016

*****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, […]

littleBits at ASCD April 7, 2016

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, […]

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littleBits takesover 826NYC! March 3, 2016

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 […]

Global Chapter Case Study: Macinspires February 29, 2016

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 […]

Global Chapter Case Study: CREATE @ Arizona Science Center February 16, 2016

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 […]

Celebrating MLK Jr Day with littleBits! January 25, 2016

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 […]

littleBits @ DockerCon 2015 December 7, 2015

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 […]

ACTE, Here We Come! November 13, 2015

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 […]

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Hack Your Halloween Winners! November 5, 2015

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 […]

(Re)Creating the Everyday with Bits at MoMA November 3, 2015

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 Faves October 27, 2015

  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 […]

Hack Your Halloween Contest! October 5, 2015

  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 […]

Chapter Spotlight: Upgrade @ Flying Fox Studios, with Justin Gilfillan September 2, 2015

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 […]

Meet The Makers: Travis Lin & Holihola, Grand BitOlympians August 4, 2015

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 […]

The BitOlympics Results Are In… July 29, 2015

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 […]

Chapter Spotlight: Staten Island Makerspace, with Jarred Sutton July 22, 2015

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 […]

Global Makeathon Launches BitOlympic Games July 16, 2015

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 […]

Let The BitOlympic Games Begin! July 1, 2015

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 […]

Chapter Spotlight: playhardware, with Matthias Wolf June 24, 2015

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. […]

ShapeBits Winner June 11, 2015

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, […]

MakerFaire Bay Area 2015 May 20, 2015

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 […]

Get excited…this year’s Maker Faire will be EPIC! May 9, 2015

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 […]

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INTRODUCING GLOBAL CHAPTERS March 23, 2015

  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 […]

Making Is Tasty: Join Our Global Makethon! March 18, 2015

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 […]

littleBits + Shapeways Smarter Gadgets Makeathon March 3, 2015

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 […]

Highlights from HackCooper 2015 February 18, 2015

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.

Maker Hackathon in Egypt & Jordan! January 27, 2015

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 […]

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Case Study: District-Wide STEM Challenge December 4, 2014

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.

Announcing: Dates & Locations – RadioShack Meetups November 20, 2014

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, […]

bitLab Meetup at NYC Resistor November 7, 2014

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 […]

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Announcing Inaugural React.js NYC Meetup November 6, 2014

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 […]

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Introducing the Arduino At Heart module! May 15, 2014

  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. […]

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KPCB ProductWorks Design & Tech Talk May 9, 2014

“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.”

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Join us at SXSW! March 4, 2014

Our bags are packed…Team littleBits is headed to Austin! Come visit us or follow us on social for live updates.

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Five Days of Festivus PROMO: Base Kit December 9, 2013

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!

Ayah Bdeir on Maker Camp August 14, 2013

On Monday, August 12th our Founder and CEO Ayah Bdeir held a Make: Believe Maker Camp session on Google+. During this session she discussed her background as an engineer and designer, how she came up with the idea for littleBits and how littleBits can help you build projects that bring your imagination to life.