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Inventor Club Call – Haunted Halloween Edition! October 18, 2017

Happy Halloween! Our October Club Call will be silly, spooky, and full of sound! Join us on Friday, October 27 at 3pm ET via littleBits Hangouts on Air. We’ll give you the latest updates from the Bitosphere, pro tips on using sound Bits from one of our awesome littleBits product designers, and celebrate a new […]

How to start your own littleBits Inventor Club August 21, 2017

Calling all makers, doers, drawers, circuit benders, learners, teachers, parents, and mentors!   Over the last five years, the littleBits community has grown immensely, both in size and composition. We’ve welcomed 9 year olds to 99 year olds, inventors who make their own Bits to inventors who are just starting out, educators to parents, artists […]

Announcing littleBits First-ever Free Online Summer Camp July 3, 2017

Last June, littleBits dropped some beats all over the world for a most epic event. We hosted our first ever, free online summer camp from June 17-23 as part of the National Week of Making. We created the littleBits’ Online Summer Camp so every week can be the National Week of Making in your classroom, […]

These 3 #ChainReaction Challenge Winners Changed How We Think About Collaboration June 9, 2016

You tinkered with tools. You experimented with everyday objects. You created playfully absurd machines to accomplish a simple goal. You broke your machine. And then you fixed it. We were insanely impressed by the submissions to the #ChainReaction Challenge. You pushed the boundaries of play and creativity by opening food, charging your phone, setting off […]

Join us for the littleBits Community Call on 5/25 with special guest Joseph Herscher May 17, 2016

Hey there Bitsters! Are you ready for magnificent mechanical machines? For a world of strange contraptions and chain reactions? As part of our May challenge, our special guest for this month’s Community Call is Joseph Herscher. He is an amazing kinetic artist based in NYC who specializes in making comical chain-reaction machines that have been viewed by […]

School Chapters are here! May 16, 2016

The littleBits Global Chapters program launched just over one year ago. Since it’s inception, 250 Chapters have been started by passionate individuals and organizations in 55 countries– from Beirut to Bangkok, Cape Town to Chicago, Mexico City to Munich and so many places in between. Through these Chapter programs, we’ve seen first-hand that some of […]

#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, […]

#HackYourHabits Challenge April 1, 2016

This challenge is now closed. Winners will be announced by Monday, May 9th Wednesday, May 11 – stay tuned! One of the coolest ways that people are using tech is to transform their bad behaviors or keep up their good habits. In this monthly challenge, we want you to choose ONE thing you do daily (or almost […]

Global Chapter Case Study: Manchester CoderDojo March 28, 2016

  As the littleBits Global Chapters program grows and our School Chapters program launches, we wanted to highlight the unique spaces using littleBits and hosting events around the world. For this series, we’ve interviewed a number of Chapter leaders (from different types of spaces) and encouraged them to share their experience with us. 1) Please describe […]

Global Chapter Case Study: Fab Lab Brasilia March 18, 2016

  As the littleBits Global Chapters program grows and our School Chapters program launches, we wanted to highlight the unique spaces using littleBits and hosting events around the world. For this series, we’ve interviewed six Chapter leaders (from different types of spaces) and encouraged them to share their experience with us.   1. Please describe your […]

This Week in Community: Coffee, Carrots & Custom Synths April 10, 2015

The Pune RudeFood Makerspark RudeFoodMakeathon from makerspark on Vimeo. Inspired by the products of Ludus Ludi and the natural installations of Andy Goldsworthy, the makers at our Pune, India Global Chapter Makerspark wanted to explore new ways to visualize 3D designs using food. They call it Pune RudeFood. Milind Sonavane, Chapter Leader: Basically, we have […]

Community Hall of Fame Pick: Alarm Wristband #InventAnything March 30, 2015

Birish03 designed his Alarm Wristband for the #InventAnything “Fashion From the Future” design challenge.  He started with a problem – food forgotten in the microwave that turns cold.  Yuk! Watch Birish03’s awesome video to see how that need never happen again: The project uses a handful of bits, including the timeout, pulse and RGB led.  […]

When Bits Make Food March 25, 2015

As preparations begin for this weekend’s Global Makeathon, we thought we’d share some littleBits food-related projects.  After all, the theme for our Makeathon is “making and munching”, and who doesn’t like munching – or making,  for that matter!?   Web Controlled Sous Vide Eggs Chris Michaelides In his Cloud Cooking blog post, Chris shares how […]

This Week in Community: Makers, Educators, Futurists & More March 20, 2015

All Things IoT & cloudBit at our #InventAnything Community Call At this week’s #InventAnything Community Call, Corey from Etsy and our very own Syed joined Chloe to talk about the Internet of Things. We discussed how can we protect our private data, the role of IoT in the maker community & how IoT devices can […]

This Week In Community: Contests, Makeathons, Projects, Oh My! March 13, 2015

#InventAnything Community Call with MaKey MaKey & NYU Steinhardt!   You can’t keep Eric + Alex from making instruments. The co-inventor of the MakeyMakey just can’t help it. And Alex encourages us to grab objects and imagine their sonic personality. Like, you know, any spare Kermit the Frog you might have lying around…Check out our interview with […]

This Week In Community: Shapeways, SpaceHack, Pinball, MaKey MaKey & More! March 6, 2015

Yo bitsers! This week was pretty fun, we had a weekend makeathon with Shapeways & a great Community Call with Ariel Waldman of Space Hack. Let’s look back at the week that was.   Smarter Gadgets Makeathon with Shapeways   Last Saturday, makers, artists, designers, engineers, consultants, moms, sons and pizza-enthusiast came to our office for […]

Meet the Maker: Christina & Steven Young, Makers of the littlePinball Machine March 4, 2015

Christina & Steven Young   Christina & Steven Young, a brother and sister duo, really used the littleBits modules to their potential at this year’s Hack Cooper event. The Youngs created a functioning pinball machine, and took home the Best littleBits Project & Best Overall Aesthetics Prizes! They also did a great job combining the tools they had […]

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 […]

Meet the Maker: Monika Wuhrer of Open Source Gallery February 25, 2015

Monika Wuhrer @open_source_       Monika is the Artistic Director of Open Source Gallery & KOKO Open Source. Open Source is a Brooklyn based non-profit that serves as a nexus for contemporary art and local neighborhood cultures, with a history of supporting emerging artists who through the development of new works challenge how, when, and where […]

Smarter Than Your Home February 23, 2015

We are so excited to be announcing a very special contest in partnership with our friends at Shapeways.   DESIGN CHALLENGE Find something in your house that you consider mundane. A coffee mug, a pair of old gloves a floppy disk. Now ask yourself, how can you make it smarter? With littleBits and 3D printing, […]

Meet The Makers: Ginger & Chris Butcher February 9, 2015

Ginger & Chris Butcher     To celebrate Valentine’s Day, this week we wanted to highlight a maker couple for Meet The Maker. And who better than littleBits supermakers Ginger (Educator at NASA) and Chris Butcher (National Sales Director at Think Tank Photo). The Butchers where behind a project that combined our love for pizza […]

This Week in Community: #InventAnything, Valentine’s Day, Project Mach & Library Makerspaces February 6, 2015

This week we released the Temperature Sensor, shared some littleBits inspired Valentine’s Day cards & we finally launched this awesome thing we’ve been tirelessly working on: Invent Anything! Let’s take a look back at the week that was. #InventAnything   #InventAnything is a free 5-week course to teach makers how to get the most out […]

Learn How To #InventAnything February 4, 2015

At littleBits we believe in empowering more people around the world to be creators and not just consumers of technology. That is why we deeply care about supporting our community in their learning journey as makers. And starting today we are offering a FREE online course to help anyone around the world learn how to […]

Meet The Maker: Valentina Chinnici, #MakerEd Superhero February 4, 2015

Valentina Chinnici @sorciererouge     I am based in London My maker superpower is developing maker activities for children, because creative education is a powerful resource to build a better future for next generation of learners. I am inspired by the world that surrounds me! You can find inspiration everywhere: from nature to a child, […]

Meet The Maker: Timothy High, Magical Dad January 21, 2015

Meet Timothy High @bigokro Timothy High’s Wizarding Wands won our #HackYourHolidays design challenge. Timothy wanted to bring the magic of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter back home to Brazil for the holidays. So he created some spells with the magic cloudBit and crafted a wizarding wand for his daughter! It was great to see Timothy […]

Meet The Maker: Tanaka Satoshi, Cardboard Wizard January 13, 2015

Meet Tanaka Satoshi @tanaka_satoshi   Make Dojo is a makerspace based in Japan focused on the practice of bricolage, creating projects using a diverse range of everyday objects. Make Dojo provides workshops to teach kids and adults how to rapidly prototype creations. As Make Dojo’s founder, Tanaka applies this concept to his beautiful cardboard creations, which were […]

This Week in Community: #HackYourHoliday, New Years Resolutions, bitLab Modules, #CES2015 & #MakerEd January 9, 2015

Welcome to 2015, bit’sters! Let’s take a look at how the first week of the year went in the bitosphere ICYMI.   #HackYourHoliday   Over the holidays we received a ton of awesome submissions for our #HackYourHoliday Design Challenge, from automated trains and cloud controlled trees to holiday homes and arduino-powered music boxes. This week […]

Meet the Maker: Michal Valoušek, winner of the #Bitify Your City challenge January 7, 2015

Meet Michal Valoušek @msgre Congrats Michal on winning our #Bitify Your City challenge with your Madrid Masters Tennis Court! I am based in Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic My maker superpower is the ability to stop everything and start tinkering when I get a great idea. I am inspired by everybody around me. I listen and look to others […]

Celebrate Hanukkah with littleBits December 15, 2014

Hanukkah begins on Tuesday, Dec 16. The Jewish Festival of Lights is a time to join with family and celebrate the miracle of the Maccabees and menorah that lasted for eight nights & days on only one day’s worth of oil. This year, bring the whole family together and create these Hanukkah inspired projects! Hanukkah […]

This Week in Community: OK Go, Prince William, Massimo Banzi & MORE December 12, 2014

This has been one of the most AMAZEBITS week EVER! So much happened in the bitosphere, so let’s get right to it:   OK Go + littleBits present: Another Set Of Objects! We collaborated with the band OK Go for their PledgeMusic campaign! We ended up making unique remixable music boxes out of everyday objects! […]

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Meet The Maker(s): The Maker Club at the International School of Amsterdam, #Bitify Your City Runner-Up December 12, 2014

Meet The Maker Club from Ms. Williams class @fiberopticnow   We are based in the Netherlands Our maker superpower is randomly making cool stuff! We are inspired by littleBits, and the spirit of creativity that inspires us all. The most exciting project I have worked on is the littleBits #bitify the city project! I would […]

Meet The Maker: Danielle Delgado, #Bitify Your City Runner-Up December 12, 2014

Meet Danielle Delgado of 3D Printing Girls @3DPrintingDani I am based in Gilbert, Arizona My maker superpower is Dream It, Do It, Fix it with 3D Printing: littleBits and 3D Printing are the perfect combination to almost everything. I am inspired by my wonderful Dad who supports me every step of the way. The most […]

#HackYourHoliday Makeathon in Times Square with RadioShack! December 5, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: 12/13, 10AM-10PM RadioShack #2700 – Times Square – 1565 Broadway   We’re hosting a huge Makeathon with RadioShack at their Times Square location. Learn about littleBits with live demos and collaborate with your friends by making holiday projects. Get hands on with littleBits and experience the power of electronics!        

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This Week in Community: TEDYouth, Software for Artists Day, Smart Home Projects, bitLab & MEETUPS! November 21, 2014

Hey there, bit’sters! We had a busy week in the bitosphere with workshops, live demos & presentations. If you missed these IRL meetups don’t fret because this week we also announced that we’re doing #HackYourHoliday Meetups in RadioShack stores across the country! Let’s take a look at the week that was.   #HackYourHoliday Meetups That’s […]

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Announcing: Dates & Locations – RadioShack Meetups November 20, 2014

Come meet us in person and get advice on how to #HackYourHoliday. Saturday, Nov 22 – Bethesda, MD hosted by NASA Educator Ginger Butcher RSVP Saturday, Nov 22 – Braircliff Manor, NY hosted by Prototyper Extraordinaire Jude Brisson RSVP Saturday, Nov 22 – Fort Oglethorpe, GA hosted by STEM Superhero Calvin Robinson RSVP Saturday, Nov 22 – Bethesda, […]

Announcing Inaugural React.js NYC Meetup November 6, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7-9PM We are super excited for the first ever NYC ReactJS meet up, hosted at our littleBits HQ. Organized by our CloudBit team, the inaugural event will open with some short talks by local developers using ReactJS and closed by noted speaker David Nolen (@swannodette). The meetup will be following the JSConf code […]

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Meet The Maker: Matt Johnson from Bare Conductive November 3, 2014

Meet Matt Johnson @bareconductive I am based in…London, UK. My maker superpower is… Anything that moves! I love anything that goes fast, whether its a motorcycle, bicycle, drone or even a sled. Nothing focuses my maker energy like the prospect of hurtling myself (or my machinery) down a hill. I am inspired by…Getting my hands […]

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This Week In Community: Bits + Bricks = <3 October 25, 2014

This week our community has been obsessing over the new Brick Adapter for LEGO®  and geeking out with Tricks With Bits for Halloween. Plus a romantic CloudBit projects and events in New York, Boston and Qatar! Bits + Bricks = <3 To celebrate the launch of the Brick Adapter, our Community Gurus Arthur Sacek from […]

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