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Posts tagged with “cloudbit”

Announcing the #HackYourHabits winners! May 12, 2016

Hacking your habits is no easy task. Which is why we are incredibly inspired by the thoughtful – and very cloud connected – approach you took to this challenge. Big congrats and many thanks to all who submitted inventions. We ~*LOVED*~ them all. A few of our favs included Don’t NEON the Lights by abby.mowry (who also […]

#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, […]

ShapeBits Winner June 11, 2015

Thanks to our #ShapeBits contest finalists, parachutes are being deployed from water rockets, public bathroom time is musically pleasant, feelings are being directly communicated between besties, and we’re all brushing our teeth for the recommended 2 minutes.  Isn’t technology awesome!?     Now the decisive moment is here.  The judges have selected as the winner, […]

Finalists Announced for Smarter Than Your Home Contest April 20, 2015

Entries from six contestants have been selected for the finalist phase of the #shapebits contest, co-sponsored by littleBits and Shapeways.  Check out the idea phase entries that will move forward to the finalist phase:   Water Rocket Parachute Deploy System by Leo Rolph This is a gravity release system whereby a servo will deploy a […]

Smarter Devices Contest Winners October 7, 2014

The Smarter Devices Contest has officially come to a close. Thanks to all our participants for their cloudtastic entries ranging from a mug that tweets when you cheers to a tide machine that monitors real-time wave height. Our panelists had a tough decision to make, but a couple projects really stood out. Without further ado, the winners are…

Ayah Bdeir at Emtech: The Internet as Material September 30, 2014

Ayah spoke recently at Emtech, the MIT Tech Review conference that highlights invention and new developments in engineering and technology. In her talk, Ayah spoke about the need to democratize hardware in order to transform society, and how littleBits can be used as a building block. She introduced the cloudBit and posed the question, “Can we take the biggest revolution of our time, the Internet, and make it a building block, so that you can invent with it the way you’d invent with other materials?”

A Note from Ayah, Founder and CEO August 4, 2014

We recently launched the newest addition to the littleBits library: the cloudBit. The cloudBit is the easiest way for anyone to make their own internet-connected devices and inventions, no soldering, programming, or wiring. This is a moment I have long been waiting for; the module has gone through multiple iterations, and we wanted to get […]

Inc.: Hardware Startup littleBits Embraces the Internet of Things July 23, 2014

Inc. wrote about the newest addition to the littleBits library, the cloudBit, and how designers are using littleBits to prototype their inventions. “…within the past year, Bdeir says the company has seen countless professional designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs create prototypes with the adaptable product. . . One company called Ringly even used littleBits to build the prototype for its product, an Internet-connected ring that lets users know when they have an important call or email.”

Gizmodo: littleBits Now Lets You Build Your Own DIY Smart Home July 23, 2014

Gizmodo wrote a great piece highlighting the cloudBit and its potential to bring internet connectivity to anything.

“It’s an awesome idea. Not only can you build internet-connected devices out of bits, you can also hack into other devices—anything from a thermostat to a doorbell—and make it accessible in the cloud.”

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Gigaom: littleBits launches a cloud bit and turns from toy maker to hardware revolutionary July 23, 2014

Gigaom wrote about the littleBits’ cloudBit and included this quote from Ayah Bdeir:
“‘When you go into workshops and designers’ offices you see bins of cardboard and wood,’ said Bdeir. ‘We wanted to use the internet as a material. We are at a time and age when that needs to be made available to everyone.'”

Engadget: littleBits’ latest module lets you connect your creations to the internet July 23, 2014

Engadget reported on the launch of the cloudBit and littleBits’ Radioshack debut: “littleBits is announcing the cloudBit, a new module that, as company CEO and founder Ayah Bdeir puts it, allows builders to ‘just add internet’ to almost anything. . . More complex modules — like the Arduino module and today’s WiFi-enabled cloudBit — raise the ceiling of complexity for potential LittleBits projects.”