Posts tagged with “community-hall-of-fame”

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 […]

Community Newsletter: BitOlympics Showcase Edition August 15, 2016

Torch by Rayan

The BitOlympians – and all of us at littleBits HQ in NYC – are feeling the heat this week, with temperatures pushing 100 degrees, and our BitOlympians pushing the limits of inventing as they strive for the gold medal. While our amazing Online Community Manager Jude is on vacation, our Guest Author and Customer Success […]

News of the Bitosphere! June 27, 2016 June 27, 2016

Make beats & friends with this Cheeseboard Keyboard!  🙂 Community Hall of Fame Beat Wheel & Cheeseboard Keyboard by BitCaper features a homemade controller made from a paper disk spinning on a DC motor.  When light from a long led shines through hole, the oscillator gets a momentary pulse; altogether the pulses create a rhythmic […]

News of the Bitosphere! May 23, 2016 May 23, 2016

“With great power comes great responsibility.”  Photo by Rory Nugent, Senior Electronics Engineer at littleBits. 🙂 Community Hall of Fame Minecraft Smart House – In this week’s Community Hall of Fame pick, Vincent (AKA Vlab) uses the cloudBit module to control things inside his AWESOME Minecraft Smart House.  He connects Bits to redstone to open/close […]

News of the Bitosphere! May 9, 2016 May 9, 2016

“In FabLab Trojmiasto we create a creative community that gives people access to the space and tools needed for prototyping new technologies and build (almost) everything. Stop thinking about it. Do it!” Community Hall of Fame Introducing the “semi-intelligent bridge” #ChainReaction by Donald Drake, who currently lives in Berlin, Germany.  “For this Rube Goldberg  (that […]

News of the Bitosphere! May 2, 2016 May 2, 2016

Pictured above: Chapter Leader, Edona Bejtullahu (center), with two mentors from the BONEVET Makerspace in Gjakova, Kosovo.  “BONEVET is a fully equipped and professionally maintained space dedicated for members in order to inflict the spirit of making by re-energizing education with the creativity, innovation, curiosity, motivation, technical know-how, and playfulness that characterize our maker community.” […]

News of the Bitosphere! April 25, 2016 April 25, 2016

Hiya, Bitsters! Point your eyeballs all around this lively drawing by Oscar. He calls it “littleBits”, and it makes us smile SO BIG! 🙂   Community Hall of Fame Robot Wars Team Building, uploaded by Hugo of London, UK.   “We designed a team building event in which four groups needed to make and decorate […]

News of the Bitosphere! April 18, 2016 April 18, 2016

“​Greetings from Greenwich, Connecticut!”  Hiya, Bitsters!  Are you ready to get inventing?  🙂   Community Hall of Fame Calm your dog with Pawmer #HackYourHabits by Anoushka Banerjee, a fourth grader from Santa Clara, California. The Banerjee family found themselves losing too much sleep when they adopted Leo, a Shiba-Inu puppy.  Anoushka decided to fix that […]

News of the Bitosphere! April 4, 2016 April 4, 2016

Hello from Soweto, South Africa! “The Rosa Parks Library Innovation Studio is an exciting new project designed to put valuable skills in the hands of young South Africans in Soweto – skills that can help them to build a brighter future for themselves and the community.” Community Hall of Fame Telly the Telepresence Robot comes […]

News of the Bitosphere! March 31, 2016 March 31, 2016

​Cheers from Manchester, UK!   Community Hall of Fame Templo Maradoniano Interactivo by Brothers Barcelona students and teachers is an internet connected shrine of legendary soccer player, Diego Maradona.  Tweet a summary of your best digital idea with #ideadelfuturo and baked clay Maradona, will reply from his lego temple with a message that could change […]

Community Hall of Fame Pick: The Voice Box April 13, 2015

Joey Wilson has wowed us once again with his woodworking and littleBits mastery, and this time he’s also tugged at our heartstrings with his newest project, The Voice Box.  Uploaded to coincide with the anniversary of his Dad’s death, The Voice Box was conceived for an audience of one: Joey, himself. The Inspiration He shares […]

Community Hall of Fame Pick: Pune RudeFood by Makerspark April 6, 2015

Milind Sonavane, leader of the Pune, India littleBits chapter Makerspark, invited some friends over during the littleBits Global Makeathon weekend to play with their food and the pro library.  Students from Pune design schools also joined them for their Pune RudeFood event.     For a warmup, participants played music with synth bits and made instruments with servos and teacups.     […]

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.  […]

Community Hall of Fame: Audio Counter for the Blind and Visually Impaired March 16, 2015

Have ever wanted to use littleBits to design an assistive technology device?  RichB made this awesome Audio Counter for the Blind and Visually Impaired  with the mp3 player and speaker bits.       You can see and hear Rich as he demonstrates an automatic counter by using the pulse bit.  Replace the pulse with […]

Community Hall of Fame Pick: The littleAirboat March 9, 2015

Ben, Alex, Siri, Miles, Zachary & Simon had an assignment: spend 2 hours learning about littleBits, come up with a build idea and then create it.   They decided to create a small airboat like the ones found on swamps in the Florida everglades. To create the propellor, the team connected two fans to servo motors. They then snapped that to […]