Community News: Bitsters shine bright

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February 6, 2017

Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of inventions by Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features an adorable robot and an interactive Superbowl Cheer Machine.

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littleBits robot by WilliamSamAndMom.  “This littleBits robot was created out of a recycled juice container and duct tape. He has giant googly eyes that move back and forth on servo arms. He’s also very mobile thanks to his internal littleBits motors (the power sent to his wheels can be seen on his bargraph and number Bit). He has a LED antenna and a flashlight that automatically lights up when things get a bit dark.”

 

Create an Illuminating Invention

Illuminate your world using Bits! The invention of electric light was a game-changer for all human (and non-human!) kind. In this challenge, we want you to harness the all-powerful LED to build your own glowing invention. You can create…

  • a secret flashlight for late-night reading
  • a hat that lights the way on your next adventure
  • a lantern to decorate a party a machine that makes light dance
  • a bioluminescent animal

Use your inventor imagination to brighten up any dark situation. Take the challenge here.

We invent the world we want to live in

Check out how these Bitsters created inventions to brighten their world.

CaptainToad used Bits and accessories from a Gizmos & Gadgets Kit to make Winner’s Platform.  “Place the winner of the game’s piece on the platform and watch it spin!”  It’s perfect for family game night.

Super Bowl Cheer Machine!  Bdeverea made a spinning lamp that displays the Patriot’s logo.  If there’s enough noise, the sound trigger turns on the LEDs and a DC motor. “Cheer REALLY loud and watch it spin and light up with your cheers!!!!”

Will ‘o the wisps by Savannah from the three J’s and S family.  “These small glowing balls of light based on primitive hologram technology are sound/light-triggered, making them interactive and almost alive. The design is inspired by the Disney movie Brave, with a few added twists for extra fun. The technique used was originally invented by scientist John Henry Pepper.”

IronMan by MarlaWood91

It's IRONMAN!!! #littlebits #circuits #ironman

A photo posted by Marla Reid (@marlawood91) on

Feeling extra inspired by this month’s challenge?  Go ahead and submit multiple entries.  Have a great week!  🙂


Jude Brisson
Online Community Manager