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Posts tagged with “arduino”

#ChainReaction Contraption Challenge May 2, 2016

*****THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8***** Rube Goldberg is one of our design heroes. He wasn’t interested in the efficient, easy way of accomplishing a task. Instead, Mr. Goldberg got creative by going complicated – insanely, fantastically, whimsically complicated. He invented chain reaction contraptions that do something simple, […]

Pro Tips: Animatronics Challenge February 1, 2016

We’ve compiled a few tips and resources to help you create the coolest, most unique animatronic puppet ever for our #AnimatronicsChallenge. Have more ideas? Maybe some questions? Want some feedback on your invention? Tell us about them here! Need specific help with an issue or problem? Ask an expert community member here. Give your character […]

Community Hall of Fame: Caselden Studios’ Sounding Box March 2, 2015

Caselden Studios’ Sounding Box series is a series of instruments that allows viewers to make environment-specific music in real-time. This is an interactive sculpture that generates ambient tones in response to shadows. As viewers approach the sculpture and move to cast shadows in different places, the instrument responds by vibrating strings to make different sounds.   Caselden Studios: Sounding Box […]

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 […]

Introducing littleBits bitLab September 16, 2014

The bitLab is the app store for hardware. It’s a marketplace for user-generated hardware, and allows anyone to create their own littleBits module and share it with the community. In a nutshell, here’s how it works: You submit a module, the community votes on it, we vet it and then manufacture it and share the revenues.

Gizmag: littleBits adds Arduino module May 30, 2014

Gizmag wrote a nice piece about the launch of the littleBits Arduino bundle this month. “Littlebits gives young hackers a functioning Arduino programming environment, but without having to fuss with any soldering, wiring or breadboarding. Among the basic projects that come with the kit is a digital Etch-a-sketch tutorial that takes inputs from other LittleBits modules and translates them into images on your connected computer. Other nifty projects include analog Pong and some fun sound tweaks including an 8-bit jukebox.”

Featured Products: Arduino Starter Bundle
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Bidness Etc: littleBits of Fun! May 21, 2014

Bidness Etc. profiled littleBits and included a beautiful illustration of the Animatronic Hand project. “The scope of programmable devices that the [Arduino] module offers ranges from building your own computer mouse to the classic pong game. Some of the more intricate projects, such as an animatronic, show the true potential of the module.”

Fast Co.Exist: Making Your Own Programmable Hardware Devices Just Got A Little Easier May 20, 2014

Fast Co.Exist wrote about the littleBits Arduino module and the more sophisticated projects it enables users to build and invent.
“This month, the company announced that it’s getting what may be its most complex module yet: the Arduino at Heart, which lets users incorporate the popular open-source electronics platform into everything they create with littlebits. . .The Arduino at Heart module is part of littleBits’ newfound focus on what Bdeir calls “power”–in this case, giving people the ability to create items with littleBits that are more than fun playthings.”

Featured Products: Arduino at Heart module
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Ars Technica: littleBits introduces Lego-like starter kit May 15, 2014

Ars Technica wrote about the launch of the littleBits Arduino at Heart module and its debut at this weekend’s Maker Faire in San Francisco.
“‘We hope it will pull people in that are interested in Arduino but intimidated by wiring or breadboarding,’ said Paul Rothman of LittleBits . . . ‘It allows people to focus on the programming and really have an emphasis on creating projects or ideas.’”

Engadget: littleBits’ Arduino module puts the focus on programming May 15, 2014

Engadget wrote about today’s launch of the Arduino at Heart module and how it expands the littleBits universe.

“The programmable part gives you much more control over LittleBits’ existing modules, such as the oscillators in the Synth Kit. . . it also opens the door to interaction with your computer.”

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.