Posts in category “Projects”

School Chapters are here! May 16, 2016

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 […]

Announcing the #InventForGood Challenge Winners! April 7, 2016

Congratulations to everyone who invented a project for March’s #InventForGood Challenge! All types of devices were created including a non-violent mouse trap, a helmet with presence detection for the blind, and a sensing device that lights up when its user’s surroundings are getting too noisy or too bright. The world is now a better place because of them. We’d also […]

#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 […]

Announcing the #AnimatronicsChallenge Winners! March 4, 2016

We want to give a special shoutout to everyone who participated in February’s Animatronics Challenge! We saw a full-spectrum of electronic creatures and characters, including Minions, a dancing ballerina, Kung-Fu panda, Snoopy, peacock, crocodile, automatic drum beater, Poseidon, a coffee mate box singing Adele and Donald Trump. We’d also like to give a special thanks to Joey […]

Snap Bits to the Big Game February 6, 2016

BristleBall Need help making your prediction for who’s gonna win? How about a quick game of BristleBall, a miniature electric football game made with littleBits. Strategically position the vibration motor via the vibeSnap on the playing surface, press the button, and watch your players run a variety of improvised plays as they glide around on toothbrush bristles.   […]

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Snowed In with littleBits January 22, 2016

As piercing gusts of wind are about to cover the streets with fresh snow and the majority of us on the eastern seaboard are staying in during the blizzard. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to gather the family and make some blizzard-themed projects that help you monitor the weather as well as stay entertained.   […]

Announcing the #BitWars Challenge Winners! January 8, 2016

The Force is strong within the littleBits community! We were insanely impressed with the caliber of projects for this challenge – there were enough lightsabers, droids, costumes and filmmakers to make an entire recreation of the films. Many, many thanks to everyone who submitted a #BitWars project. We can’t wait to see what you make next! <3 […]

littleBits and Ableton hang out in Munich January 4, 2016

This blog post was written by Giorgia Gabrielli and Matthias Wolf from PlayHardware, the littleBits Chapter in Munich. Following Loop 2015 in Berlin, the Bavaria Ableton User Group and PlayHardware agreed to work together. The goal was to discover the vast possibilities when you combine littleBits with Ableton products. According to Ableton, who organized the event, Loop is three days […]

Find out what happened during the Bit Wars Global Makeathon December 16, 2015

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 […]

Bit Wars Favorite Projects December 7, 2015

The Bit Wars challenge launched nearly two weeks ago and littleBits inventors around the galaxy have been creating projects that would make George Lucas’s prop team jealous. Check out some of our favorites below:   1) Wave to your lightsaber by Ron Dagdag “Control your LightSaber using littlebits and Leap Motion. Wave to your controller and […]

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 […]

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 […]

The littleBits Invention Cycle — In Action! August 5, 2015

Inspired by all the far-out things happening in space lately (weird rocks found on Mars, the blue moon, etc.), I recently created a new invention and uploaded it to the littleBits Project Page: a UFO. After completing the project myself, I can attest that, while this hovercraft may look “easy” because it’s composed of common household […]

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Case Study: Colonial School District August 4, 2015

Meet Sergio Anaya, Curriculum Supervisor for the Colonial School District in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Sergio works with a number of different grade levels to identify real world problems and use littleBits to invent and prototype innovative solutions. Read more about their STEAM programs and Pro Library experience in this week’s case study. littleBits Case Study Submission By: Sergio […]

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 […]

Community Hall of Fame Pick: Pune RudeFood by Makerspark April 6, 2015

Milind Sonavane, leader of the Pune, India littleBits chapter Makerspark, invited some friends over during the littleBits Global Makeathon weekend to play with their food and the pro library.  Students from Pune design schools also joined them for their Pune RudeFood event.     For a warmup, participants played music with synth bits and made instruments with servos and teacups.     […]

Pranks For The Memories! March 27, 2015

April Fool’s Day is around the corner, and our office is buzzing with excitement! We’ve got silly handshakes, creepy portraits, and even a joke that you can play on your favorite house cat! Check out a few of our pranks, made possible with buttons, buzzers, servos, wireless modules, and more. Prank Handshake Looking for a […]

Case Study: Design Thinking STEAM School March 25, 2015

Meet Regan and John, who are working with over 140 students at Riverpoint Academy in Spokane, Washington to identify real world problems, prototype solutions to those problems and implement design solutions through expert and user-centered feedback. Read more about their design thinking STEAM programs and Pro Library experience in this week’s case study.

Get Lucky With These St. Patrick’s Day Projects! March 17, 2015

littlebits drinkerbot

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we’re feeling lucky! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite community projects to show off our green spirit today. Try making these bitified projects and you’ll be well on your way to finding your very own pot of gold. From The littleBits Engineering Studio: The drinkerBot Alright, so. Fair warning. This […]

Community Hall of Fame Pick: Toilet Seat Alarm February 23, 2015

  Tim Cox wants to be a better husband, but he’s a got a bad habit. Like many men, Tim often forgets to be courteous to his spouse and leaves the toilet seat up after use. So Tim did what any great husband would do: he set up an Arduino-powered alarm to shame him when […]

Host Your Own Bitified #Oscars Party February 20, 2015

Between the comedic stylings of Neil Patrick Harris, the thrilling best picture nominees, and the opportunity to witness some unforgettable red carpet fashion faux pas, the Oscars are bound to make for a memorable night. In addition to tweeting your feels on a soon-to-be trending hashtag, the Academy Awards present the perfect opportunity to host […]

Case Study: Elementary School Library Makerspace February 4, 2015

Last week we were super impressed and inspired by the librarians we met at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference. To keep the good vibes flowing, this week we have a case study from teacher-librarian Collette J. who is using littleBits as a learning tool in her elementary makerspace.

littleBits Valentine’s Day Cards February 4, 2015

We love you so much that we’re willing to fist up with Hollywood studios to bring you romcom Valentine’s puns. We’ve put together some silly goodness for you to share with your friends and lovers on this corporate sponsored holiday. Download our free cards and fill in our mad-lib style cards. Even better, hack your cards […]

Project of the Week: ButterBot January 12, 2015

Rather than coffee, Milind Sonavane from Pune, India’s MakersPark, drinks freshly churned buttermilk every morning for breakfast. Making fresh buttermilk is a time consuming process, so Milind build an automated ButterBot to simplify his morning routine, and the results look delicious.

24 Hours of Smart Home November 18, 2014

To celebrate the release of the SmartHome kit today we have put together something very special for all you Bit’sters out there looking for ideas to bring your home into the 21st century. From the early morning into the deep night- we like to say that there’s no place like Smart Home. Without further ado, […]

Meet the Maker: Joey Wilson, Maker of the Squirrel Cam November 5, 2014

Meet Joey [email protected] I am based in…Santa Fe, NM just beneath the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Epic cycling out my front door. 30 minutes from waist-deep powder skiing in the winter. In the spring you can do both on the same day 🙂 My maker superpower is…A healthy backlog of project ideas that I had […]

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Meet Our Holiday Packs! November 1, 2014

We’re super happy to introduce 3 holiday inspired packs to get you hacking your holiday in seconds. For full project instructions click on one of the thumbnails below. Interested in snagging one of these Holiday Packs? Check them out below! DIY Ornament Pack Gingerbread Hack Pack Ugly Sweater Hack Pack Happy Holidays!

Case Study: Public Library Makerspace October 29, 2014

As part of their makerspace programming, the Duxbury Free Library uses littleBits in lots of innovative ways: from “Tinkering Tuesdays” activities, to Halloween decorating, to creating interactive summer reading posters and more. Read more about their successes, challenges and take-aways in this public library case study.

Meet The Makers: Arthur Sacek, Philip Verbeek & Hitoshi Takagaki October 22, 2014

Meet the makers who are wow-ing us this week with their incredible creations using LEGO® and our brand new Brick Adapter. They join us all the way from The Netherlands, Japan and Brazil! Meet Arthur Sacek – @_sacek I am based in…. São Paulo, Brazil My maker superpower is persistence. Most of my inventions do not […]

Smarter Devices Contest Winners October 7, 2014

The Smarter Devices Contest has officially come to a close. Thanks to all our participants for their cloudtastic entries ranging from a mug that tweets when you cheers to a tide machine that monitors real-time wave height. Our panelists had a tough decision to make, but a couple projects really stood out. Without further ado, the winners are…

Weekly Inspiration: Geeky Pumpkin Hacks October 6, 2014

It is officially prime pumpkin season bit’sters. With Halloween around the corner it’s time to step up your gourd game with some geeky hacks. Find some inspiration below and don’t forget to tag yours on our project page and social media using the #trickswithbits hashtag to enter our Halloween contest. 1.THE MENACING CYLON Glowing red […]

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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 […]

JOIN OUR HALLOWEEN CONTEST #TRICKSWITHBITS October 2, 2014

It’s Halloween season bit’sters, every maker’s favorite holiday! Throughout the month of October we will be sharing all kinds of DIY tips and tricks on how to make geeky costumes, haunted hacks and groovy decorations. To celebrate we are launching a very special contest. JOIN THE #TRICKSWITHBITS CONTEST Share with us your Halloween hacks under […]

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Community Spotlight: Project [email protected] July 14, 2014

A mobile makerspace in Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Nashville, TN is providing creative outlets and learning opportunities for their patients, as well as seeding a unique exploration in medical care from the child’s perspective. Read more about this inspiring project inside.