Posts in category “Around the Office”

#HackYourHabits Challenge April 1, 2016

This challenge is now closed. Winners will be announced by Monday, May 9th Wednesday, May 11 – stay tuned! One of the coolest ways that people are using tech is to transform their bad behaviors or keep up their good habits. In this monthly challenge, we want you to choose ONE thing you do daily (or almost […]

2015 Year In Review December 22, 2015

ERMAHGERD. 2015 has been a year for the littleBits record books. Here’s why…. OUR BRAND, SPANKING NEW GIZMOS & GADGETS KIT BECAME A CELEBRITY! WE MADE NEW FRIENDS. We partnered with Barnes & Noble and are now are in 600+ stores nationwide. WE OPENED A POP-UP STORE IN SOHO! We’re still open through January 3rd. Check […]

The Making of Gizmos & Gadgets October 8, 2015

OUR MISSION At littleBits, we are on a mission to democratize hardware by empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small, with our platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks. For the past 4 years at littleBits, we have been growing on all levels. We’ve launched more than 70 new Bits, 13 new Kits, and grown our […]

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 […]

Four more years! Four more years! September 8, 2015

littleBits turns 4 and Bitsters rejoice with surprise sacred vows and rap serenade  This September 1st marked littleBits’ four-year anniversary (aka Bitiversary) as a company, and you better believe things got E-P-I-C at our weekly team pow-wow. For the occasion, Patrick Molloy, Customer Success Lead and Universal Life Reverend, surprised littleBits founder & CEO, Ayah Bdeir, and Director of […]

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Meet The Makers: Big D & Rolo, Design Extraordinaires at littleBits January 28, 2015

MEET DIANA CANNIZZARO & ROCHELLE LO @dianamarie73 &[email protected]   Big D & Rolo have been behind some of our most colorful, most striking & most awesome design projects for both print & the web. You may have seen some of their work inside the Smart Home Kit (see bottom of post)… At littleBits, I… Diana: I am […]

The era of “fitting in” is over. January 21, 2015

Every once in a while it’s good to step outside ourselves and realize we are part of something bigger. Yesterday I watched the State of the Union Address by President Obama, and I felt deeply inspired and energized and most importantly proud to remember that we are contributing to a larger human and social mission. […]

2014 Year In Review December 23, 2014

Why, hello there! 2014 was the biggest, boldest, most EPIC year littleBits has ever seen. We enabled the entire littleBits library to connect to the internet with the addition of our beloved cloudBit. Approximately 1,253 GIFs were sent over company email.   We launched NINE new accessories, including the Brick Adapter which took Lego + […]

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Meet our Halloween Packs October 2, 2014

Tricks with bits just might be our most favorite thing ever. This year, we’re happy to introduce 3 Halloween inspired packs to satisfy all your ghoulish goals! For full project instructions click on one of the thumbnails below.    Interested in snagging one of these Halloween Packs? Check them out below! Stick Figure Costume Hack […]

Introducing littleBits bitLab September 16, 2014

The bitLab is the app store for hardware. It’s a marketplace for user-generated hardware, and allows anyone to create their own littleBits module and share it with the community. In a nutshell, here’s how it works: You submit a module, the community votes on it, we vet it and then manufacture it and share the revenues.

A Note from Ayah, Founder and CEO August 4, 2014

We recently launched the newest addition to the littleBits library: the cloudBit. The cloudBit is the easiest way for anyone to make their own internet-connected devices and inventions, no soldering, programming, or wiring. This is a moment I have long been waiting for; the module has gone through multiple iterations, and we wanted to get […]

Introducing the cloudBit™ July 23, 2014

littleBits has always had the goal of making electronics a material , the way that wood, metal, cardboard and paper are materials we can use to create. The cloudBit is the next major step in this same vision — we are now making the Internet into a concrete material that can be easily incorporated into any physical creation or invention.

Featured Products: cloudBit, cloudBit Starter Bundle
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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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Guest Maker Spotlight: Bilal Ghalib January 23, 2014

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting Bilal Ghalib, a hacker aficionado and founder of both GEMSI (Global Entrepreneurship and Maker Space Initiative) and pocketfactory.org, at our offices in New York City. We asked Bilal to come spend time with us at littleBits and make the craziest project he could think of. Check out what he made!

Funding the littleBits mission November 20, 2013

Today I am excited to announce that littleBits is taking $11.1 million in investment, with two of the leading VC funds: True Ventures and Foundry Group leading the round. We already had incredible investors that supported us and helped us get to where we are (True Ventures, OATV, Khosla Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Neoteny Ventures, Mena Ventures and our amazing […]

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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.

Team littleBits Make It BIG Projects May 3, 2013

Last week, littleBits’ operations, design and digital teams held an internal Make It BIG design challenge. The teams were given an hour and a half to conceive and create a display using the Make It BIG bundle and materials around the office. The final projects were judged on creativity, team work, sustainability, size and cheesiness.

Create Something Big March 26, 2013

On April 8th, littleBits will bring giant kinetic sculptures to life in the MoMA Design Store windows. These structures, solely animated by Bits, will create a unique and first of its kind design experience in the window displays at the Midtown and SoHo stores in New York.

Bits-pertise February 22, 2013

This week was a fun week at the littleBits headquarters! We’re finally at a place where we have the time and people to completely revamp our site. littleBits is proudly open-source and we thought it would be fun to open up our web design process.

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A littleBits Thank You December 21, 2012

2012 was an amazingly successful year for littleBits and we couldn’t have done it without the support, hard-work and team effort of some truly great people. And in keeping with how we do things around here, we’ve hand-crafted a littleBits ‘thank-you’ project with these personalized light boxes – glowing just as much from our appreciation as the LEDs we used to make them!

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littleBits Launch Party! November 21, 2012

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The littleBits team enjoyed a festive evening with Bitsters from the NYC area as we celebrated the arrival of the latest version of our Bits (the new and improved v0.3 – more info here) and the launch of our brand new special-edition Holiday Kit!

Featured Products: Holiday Kit

A littleBits Halloween! November 1, 2012

Check out the littleBits Halloween costumes made by Ayah and Paul! Crafted with lots of love and spookiness for your Halloween fun… Halloween Bits Stick Figure Dance! from littleBits on Vimeo. Ayah has been waiting for this day for 4.5 years! Finally made her Halloween costume with littleBits! And Paul created an amazing blinking robot […]

Power out at littleBits! October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has knocked out power in our main office. Not to be kept down, we’ve relocated and working from Brooklyn! However, we’re really sorry for any delays in responses you might be experiencing with our team. We’re working hard to get back to full capacity as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!

littleBits closes seed funding, announces unique partnership with PCH July 18, 2012

Creating a new product is never easy, especially when we are striving to break new grounds in the fields of electronics, toys, education and open hardware. We are thrilled to be sharing our adventure with some incredible partners, who are not only some of the most well-respected investors in tech and open source hardware, but also share our vision of building a platform that inspires and propels the creativity of the world’s next many generations.

we are hiring! October 11, 2011

littleBits is looking for superstars (and superstars-to-be) to join our core team. If you believe in our mission, we’d love to hear from you! Browse the careers page  

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