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Posts in category “Workshops”

MoMA Design Store Demo April 9, 2013

Our MoMA Design Store installations were created entirely out of littleBits’ electronic modules and basic art materials. On April 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st from 11AM to 3PM at both MoMA Design Stores, the littleBits team will be on location and ready to answer any questions you have regarding the display and product. They’ll also demonstrate how to create a Bit masterpiece of your own.

Fikra Space Shares littleBits in Iraq March 14, 2013

Bilal Ghalib and Murtadha Al-Tameemi are impressive not only for their efforts to bring the hacker space culture to the Middle East and North Africa, but also for the kind and big-hearted way in which they do it. Their work has led to the development of Fikra Space, the first hacker space in Iraq. This growing community has been a labor of love that Murtadha discusses the development in this wonderful blog post.

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Bits Generated Art March 13, 2013

Last weekend, littleBits held an electronics prototyping class at the AIGA sponsored Make/Inspire Workshop for teens at the Harlem School of the Arts. We brought in a good friend of littleBits, Doris Cacoilo, an artist and educator who sculpts the minds of students all the way from kindergarten through college, to help us teach students how to make autonomous drawing machines.

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littleBits travels to Mahinda Rajapaksa Vidyalaya School March 8, 2013

A group of University of Colombo students participating in an exhibition on IT and New Technology at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Vidyalaya School in Sri Lanka happily shared littleBits with the 6th-9th grade students. littleBits were used to teach some basic electronics to the small group in this rural school.

Bits in the Classroom February 22, 2013

Teacher Kathryn Ross, from the Canadian International School in Tokyo, Japan, recently used littleBits to help teach electricity concepts to her ninth grade science class. The class posted several projects to our community page, and we were even able to catch up with Ms. Ross to find out more about her experience using littleBits in the classroom.

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 […]

Hurricane Sandy Workshop Photos! November 14, 2012

Today we had a great time with all the amazing children who came to the littleBits HQ for our workshop “Why Did the Lights Go Out? – How Hurricane Sandy Left NYC Powerless”. There was a lot of excitement and creativity as everyone gathered round to create models of iconic NYC landmarks for our Manhattan […]

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NHK Super Presentation Gallery – amazing projects! October 16, 2012

NHK’s television show – Super Presentation – held a special 3-day event from June 29-July 1, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan and a littleBits project workshop was enjoyed by visitors. With over 3000 attendees, so many parents and children had chance to explore, play and create with littleBits. We hope you enjoy the photos from the […]

2012 NYC Maker Faire & littleBits September 29, 2012

It was a fantastic day for the littelBits team at the NYC Maker Faire 2012! We made new friends, met up with old pals and enjoyed all the amazing makers’ creations. Tomorrow offers more excitement with littleBits demonstrations, workshops and of course, inspiration and innovation!

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littleBits at World Maker Faire New York September 23, 2012

Create, snap and innovate with littleBis at the Maker Faire! Come see us at the World Maker Faire New York and have a littleBit of geeky fun! Happening at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, we’ll be there both Saturday, September 29, 2012 (10am – 7pm) and Sunday, September 30, 2012 (10am – […]

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littleBits at TCEA! July 5, 2012

Put on your STEM hat and have fun playing with littleBits, a new geeky tool perfect for discovery science learning by elementary students. Participants will work in groups to solve problems and create circuits with just 5 minutes of training. Creativity required.

ITP Camp: Make Something That Does Something with littleBits! June 10, 2012

On June 7, Paul Rothman, our electronics Designer, ran a workshop at ITP Camp in NY. After a brief demo of the modules and system, groups sketched out  their ideas, and started building their objects with various craft and design materials. Campers Toshitaka Amaoka and Chris Mansfield came up with this AWESOME sound-triggered bubble maker! […]

Come see us at MakerFaire and take part in our “Hack my house” workshops! May 17, 2012

It’s (almost) time for MakerFaire!! Come and check us out! We’ll be running workshops four times a day (on a first come first served basis) with the theme “Hack My House.”  We’ll be building little houses and adding littleBits to create fun and cool “home automations.” Igloos with polar bear detectors, skyscrapers with spinning antennae, […]

Ayah Speaking at the Maker Hardware Innovation workshop next week! May 8, 2012

We have some exciting news!! Ayah Bdeir, founder of littleBits, is going to be speaking at the Maker Hardware innovation workshop that’s taking place on May 15-16. What is Hardware innovation workshop? It’s a workshop where MAKE magazine “hosts an inspired conversation and curated tour of the unique culture, enabling technologies, and innovations of the […]

Speaking at MIT Media Lab, Life Long Kindergarden Group! April 5, 2012

On Friday April 6th, I’m thrilled to be speaking at the MIT Media Lab‘s Lifelong Kindergarden group as part of their lecture series! As the group that gave rise to Scratch, LEGO mindstorms and PicoCricket, and practically invented the “Learning Through Play” game, LLK has always been a big inspiration of mine. For the first time, I […]

RISD: Ayah Bdeir Feature April 2, 2012

On January 31st, littleBits ran a workshop at the Rhode Island School of Design where ID & GD students were divided into groups and had to come up with their own interative projects. Some of the projects were even featured into Ayah’s TED talk. Check out the very cool projects & pictures! Article is here

Challenge completed at SXSW! March 15, 2012

On Sunday March 11 and Monday March 12, our team headed to Austin TX for 2 GE Garages workshops at SXSW. In this video, Ayah Bdeir, Founder of littleBits, challenges people to reinvent their favorite game. Watch Ayah unfold the amazing projects that people came up with!   More fun videos below. Watch the incredible […]

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littleBits workshop at RISD February 27, 2012

On January 31st, we were invited by Prof Andy Law and David Zacher to RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) to run a littleBits workshop. We introduced the littleBits set and newly released bits to everyone there. ID & GD students made some pretty cool prototypes that are going to be shown off during Ayah […]

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Opening Hardware Workshop March 17, 2010

littleBits organizes Opening Hardware workshop at Eyebeam with Creative Commons, Arduino, MAKE, Adafruit, and many others! The workshop was conceived of and put together by Ayah Bdeir, Founder of littleBits, to share some learnings from research she developed with Creative Commons and to share questions on applying open source software principles to hardware.