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Posts tagged with “ayah-bdeir”

The Synth Kit: Under the Hood November 14, 2013

We present to you the Synth Kit, our incredibly powerful, easy to use, modular analog synthesizer! Taking our goal of making an electronic design platform accessible for all, now anyone can dream up new sounds or songs and make them a reality as fast as their mind will allow. We think this could be the start of a new chapter in the history of music technology and we hope you’ll join us for the ride. Make something that makes music.

Featured Products: Synth Kit
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Ayah Bdeir on Maker Camp August 14, 2013

On Monday, August 12th our Founder and CEO Ayah Bdeir held a Make: Believe Maker Camp session on Google+. During this session she discussed her background as an engineer and designer, how she came up with the idea for littleBits and how littleBits can help you build projects that bring your imagination to life.

core77: 2013 IDSA IDEA Winners July 11, 2013

“A company called littleBits wants to push building blocks to the next level by integrating electronics, teaching children that they can achieve more sophisticated results by combining a series of predetermined components with specific technological functions. And they’re easy to snap together, via magnets that prevent incorrect connections.”

Design Milk: Friday Five April 30, 2013

Our CEO and founder, Ayah Bdeir was featured in Design Milk’s on-going series, Friday Five. In response to the column she said, “Labene, Mecano, Kinetic Art & Zanotti pretty much summarize me as a person.” Checkout the article to learn more about her five favorite things.  

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In The Press: core77 April 8, 2013

“But for sure the most impressive projects I’ve seen have been the ones for the MoMA windows. They push the boundaries of littleBits in every way: their scale, how long they will be on display, and the simplicity of the designs as well as the complexity of the mechanisms. For instance, the shark is three feet long, has dozens of articulations and an intentionally awkward movement across its spine… and is powered entirely by a single littleBits Servo Motor.” -Ayah Bdeir, CEO

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
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littleBits Unveils Award-Winning 2012 Holiday Kit November 20, 2012

This holiday season, littleBits challenges children of all ages to create their own electronic toys and gadgets. The open source hardware company today unveils its Holiday Kit, adding to its award-winning line of electronic building blocks — featuring various littleBits modules with instructions for making holiday ornaments and decorations that beep, buzz, twinkle and more.

Ayah on ‘Start Up Buzz’ Panel at International House – Monday, Nov. 19 November 16, 2012

Ayah will be participating at the International House program – Start Up Buzz – What’s it all about? – on Monday, November 19. The panel will be moderated by Deidre Bolton, Bloomberg Television Anchor and host of “MoneyMoves” as Ayah joins an amazing line-up with other panelists that include Inaki Berenguer, Co-founder Pixable, Scott Hartley of Mohr Davidow Ventures, Jalak Jobanputra of FuturePerfect Venture, and Kathryn Minshew, founder and CEO, The Daily Muse.

Ayah Speaking at Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVc2UK 2012) November 12, 2012

As part of the Entrepreneurship Masterclasses being held on Friday, November 16 during the Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVc2UK 2012) program, Ayah will be speaking on “How I changed the world” with these other incredible world changers – Sam Chaudhary (ClassDojo), John Katzman (2U & Noodle), Ulla-Maaria Engestrom (ThingLink), Ramesh Raskar (MIT Media […]

Ayah Named 2013 TED Senior Fellow! November 8, 2012

It’s another amazing day at the littleBits HQ as the TED Fellows program announces that Ayah is named a 2013 TED Senior Fellow! Along with 11 other thought-leaders, Ayah continues her involvement with the TED community for the next two years starting in 2013. We’re so proud of Ayah for all that she does to […]

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We went to NASA! October 24, 2012

Ayah and Paul, our Electronics Designer, had a fantastic trip to NASA this week. We’re working on a collaboration project with them – keep an eye out for future updates! We wanted to share some photos with you so the awesomeness that is NASA can be enjoyed by everyone.

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Ayah was one of the panelists at TechCrunch Disrupt in NY! May 23, 2012

  Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Ayah was part of the Brooklyn Makers panelists : Ayah Bdeir (littleBits), Duncan Frazier (Bit Banger Labs), Amol Sarva (Peek),Peter Semmelhack (Bug Labs), Bre Pettis (Makerbot) Watch full video here Some recaps about the event: ‘Make It in America,’ Says Makerbot’s Bre Pettis New York Hardware Buffs Weigh In On China, Embracing Niches, And […]

Ayah’s talk at MakerFaire! May 19, 2012

It’s our first day at MakerFaire in San Francisco and we’re very excited! Ayah Bdeir gave a talk today at 12 pm to introduce littleBits to the attendees & demoed some of the interactive projects that were invented by our community! The day is still young! so don’t forget to pass by our booth, take […]

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Wired: From Snap-Together Circuit Kits to Roach-Based Neuroscience March 2, 2012

  littleBits founder, Ayah Bdeir, attended & presented at the TED conference this past week. She aimed, along with other companies, to change people’s opinions about hardware’s role in the world of technology. Read how Ayah first came up with her idea. littleBits is not only for kids but also “for the non-engineers out there […]

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BBC News: littleBits at TED 2012 February 28, 2012

The aim is to “encourage a world of inventors” Ayah Bdeir (littleBits founder and TED fellow) explains in her interview with Jane Wakefield from  BBC News while attending the TED 2012, Full Spectrum.   TED 2012 Full Spectrum is taking place from February 27 to March 2nd in Long Beach, CA

littleBits helps put together the Open Hardware Summit (and demos too)! September 3, 2011

For the second year in a row, littleBits is a catalyst and organizer of the Open Hardware Summit, occurring at the New York Hall of Science on September 15th, 2011. Ayah Bdeir is the co-chair of the Summit along with Alicia Gibb. Come see us demoing littleBits during cocktails and catch the amazing speaker lineup […]

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.

Electronics As Material academic paper January 20, 2009

As an companion to our very own, Ayah Bdeir’s keynote invited talk at TEI’09, we published an academic paper on Electronics As Material in the ACM library. Full paper available here.

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