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Hack Your Backpack Design Challenge

by nickweinberg

Published on August 25, 2015

Level: Beginner to advanced

Time: 2 hours or less

Recommended Kits: PremiumDeluxe or Synth

If you want to take it up a notch, try incorporating the Arduino Bit.

Skills: Design Thinking, Technology Literacy, Documentation

Design Challenge: We challenge you to hack your backpacks. Go back to school in style with the coolest backpack out of all your friends! You’ll walk down the hallways with a book bag that can blink, buzz or even write out a message, but the best part is that you built it yourself.

Want to host a meetup with your friends? We've put together a nifty workshop guide for you.

Not sure what to create? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

The Bike Safety Backpack:
http://littlebits.cc/projects/bike-safety-backpack

The Synth Backpack:
http://littlebits.cc/projects/the-synth-pack

The Ultimate Alarm System Backpack:
http://littlebits.cc/projects/backpack-alarm-system

LED Matrix Lightup Backpack:
http://littlebits.cc/projects/led-matrix-lightup-backpack

Upload: To complete the challenge, upload your project to the littleBits Project Page with the hashtag #HackPack. Key items to include:

  • The specific bits you used in the project.
  • Reflect on what did you do 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
  • a 30-second video of your project working.
Have any questions? Drop them into the comment box below.

Duration: 1-2 hours

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