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Posts in category “Projects”

Let’s Get Logical April 14, 2014

Introducing NAND, NOR, and XOR gates! With littleBits logic modules, you can program in block form. The logic modules create rules for your circuit to follow, giving you more ability to create interesting and complex interactions. New to logic, fear not! Once you learn a few basic rules, a whole new world of circuits opens up. Learn how to make a Jeopardy-style lockout buzzer, an electronic combination lock, a 21st century fortune-telling device, and more!

Featured Products: NAND, NOR, XOR, DOUBLE AND, DOUBLE OR, inverter
Posted in: Education, Projects

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!

Education Project: Exploring Light and Plant Pigments with littleBits and FastPlants December 18, 2013

Michael Wilkinson reports, “The littleBits circuits made this experiment accessible to my 4th graders, while allowing them to design a sophisticated and scientifically valid experiment. They were able to prove that red and blue light were the most important colors of light for photosynthesis.”

Trick Out Your Tree December 10, 2013

Make it a Holi-DIY to Remember: Clever gadgets for the holiday using littleBits Part 1

Tired of the same old holiday decorations? Looking to take your festive knickknacks to the next level this winter season? Like technology and DIY solutions? Look no further! littleBits is here to help. We’ve compiled a list of projects that you can make to electrify your home with holiday cheer.

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!

New Members of the littleBits Family December 2, 2013

Today, we are very excited to announce a few new additions to the littleBits family – the microphone, the dc motor + motorMate, the vibration motor + vibeSnap, and the servo! Discover new projects featuring these modules here —>

Haunting Halloween Projects October 16, 2013

As the spookiest day of the year approaches, we here at littleBits have been cooking up some supernatural projects to trick out your Halloween. The interactions in both of the following projects are surprisingly haunting and would be a great addition to any haunted house or, if you are the Adam’s Family, a permanent wall fixture.

Back To Cool August 15, 2013

Ready to go back to school? Start the year on a positive note by making an automated “Back to School” eraser for your new teacher. All you need is a 4 Bit littleBits circuit, and some recycled household materials to make this this great back to school present for your favorite teacher!

Featured Products: Starter Kit
Posted in: Projects

Build A Better Lantern July 25, 2013

This week, our design team remixed the classic Flickering Lantern project that you can build with your Starter Kit. They gave it a Boost by adding awesome input Bits like the motion trigger, sound trigger, and light trigger which you can get in our new Sense It Boost It pack. This new and improved Lantern […]

Featured Products: Starter Kit, Sense It Pack
Posted in: Projects

Take-Out Tiki Torch May 23, 2013

This weekend, we will welcome summer with celebratory BBQ, swimming, and white pants. As any experienced Memorial Day host will tell you, party details matter. Touches like garnishes and decorations will show guests that you have emerged from the winter months a more crafty, and clever host. With that in mind, we created the ‘Takeout Tiki Torch.’ W

Bay Area Bits May 13, 2013

In preparation for our trip to Maker Faire Bay Area on May 18th-19th, we created four San Francisco themed projects inspired by the vibrant sprit of the city. To help you re-create these pieces, we have gathered our brightest and flashiest Bits and put them in a web-only bundle at a discounted price.

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.

The littleBits Hand Wave! April 16, 2013

We love to see littleBits paired with other gadgets and tools. So, it’s very exciting to see littleBits used with K’Nex for the first time! Paul Anderson made this video of his hand wave creation and it’s gotten our entire office brainstorming more ways to incorporate K’Nex.

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Student Combines littleBits and Lego in Two Projects April 15, 2013

We’re constantly inspired by the littleBits projects created all over the world. This weekend, Chow Yu Hin posted the following videos on Facebook. One of the videos features an intricate wind turbine and the other, a vibrant sound machine. The most impressive part of both videos is how quickly he assembles the projects.

Posted in: Projects

Collaborate with littleBits April 9, 2013

We’ve recently used the Bits to create stunning installations, interactive drawing machines and motion activated night lights. There’s a million uses for littleBits. If you’re looking to bring an event or office space to life, consider partnering with us. We love collaborating and can help conceive and execute a display of your own. For more information, contact [email protected]

A little Inspiration April 9, 2013

The MoMA Design Store windows have been transformed with BIG 4-foot kinetic sculptures, all brought to life by littleBits. These stunning displays are complex designs and though it may seem impossible to recreate them home, it’s not. Ready to create a Swimming Shark, pair of Art Handlers, Puppet Master or Big Wheel of your own? […]

TED 2013 Limited Edition Kit February 26, 2013

We’re so thrilled to share with you the littleBits TED Limited Edition Kit for this year’s conference! This weekend at the TED Conference we’ll be making some noise as our CEO and Senior Ted Fellow, Ayah, introduces our first ever Project Kit, the Talking Puppet Kit, which conference goers can find in their gift bags. […]

Featured Products: buzzer, coin battery, roller switch
Posted in: Projects

Winners of “What Are You Making for the Holidays?” Challenge! December 14, 2012

A big THANK YOU to every Bitster who participated in our “What Are You Making for the Holidays?” Challenge! We had so many great project ideas that it was quite hard to narrow it down to three winners. However, we are excited to announce the lucky winners and to send them the free Bits they […]

Featured Products: Holiday Kit
Posted in: Community, Events, Projects

littleBits Holiday Workshop at NYC WIRED Store – Dec. 8 December 7, 2012

The Holiday Kit is currently on sale at the WIRED store in SoHo! This Saturday we will be hosting littleBits workshops in the store from 11am to 2pm. Members of the littleBits team will guide participants through making projects with the Holiday Kit. Blinking ornaments, spinning ice skaters, techno menorahs…the possibilities are endless! We want […]

Maker Mom #Stemchat – #maketheholiday with littleBits, Dec. 6 December 5, 2012

We’re very excited to sponsor Maker Mom Kim Moldofsky’s #STEMchat on Thursday, December 6 at 9pm ET. Of course with the focus on what you can create with littleBits, the #STEMchat is a little more STEAM (STEM plus Arts) than usual. littleBits wants to turn gift-giving into gift-making this holiday season and our maker Moms are a beautiful example of this spirit! Join in on Twitter using the hashtags #STEMchat and #MakeTheHoliday.

littleBits Holiday Kit Press Round-Up November 29, 2012

We are excited to report that the good reviews continues to come in! Here are some more great press reviews we thought we’d share. “LittleBits is the coolest holiday gift you’ve never heard of.” -Victor Alvarez, Yahoo! Shopping “These kits are a great way to get kids interested in electronics and science—and started on the […]