Posts tagged with “design-challenge”

Announcing littleBits First-ever Free Online Summer Camp May 31, 2016

The Summer camp challenge submission period is now closed! Winners will be announced Monday, July 11.   This June, littleBits is dropping beats all over the world for a most epic event. We are hosting our first ever, free online summer camp from June 17-23 as part of the National Week of Making. Last year, […]

#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, […]

Announcing the #InventForGood Challenge Winners! April 7, 2016

Congratulations to everyone who invented a project for March’s #InventForGood Challenge! All types of devices were created including a non-violent mouse trap, a helmet with presence detection for the blind, and a sensing device that lights up when its user’s surroundings are getting too noisy or too bright. The world is now a better place because of them. We’d also […]

#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 […]

Announcing the #AnimatronicsChallenge Winners! March 4, 2016

We want to give a special shoutout to everyone who participated in February’s Animatronics Challenge! We saw a full-spectrum of electronic creatures and characters, including Minions, a dancing ballerina, Kung-Fu panda, Snoopy, peacock, crocodile, automatic drum beater, Poseidon, a coffee mate box singing Adele and Donald Trump. We’d also like to give a special thanks to Joey […]

Let The BitOlympic Games Begin! July 1, 2015

We are excited to launch our first-ever BitOlympics, a 3-week competition to create extraordinary inventions, learn new skills, meet other Bitsters from around the world and win up to $5,000 in prizes. The games begin with a Global Makeathon around the world during the weekend of July 10th! You can participate independently online, join an event at your local Chapter […]

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, […]

#HackYourHoliday Design Challenge Winner! January 7, 2015

We received a ton of awesome projects this holiday season. From decorations to gifts, cloud controlled Christmas Trees to New Years Eve countdown machines. We’d like to highlight a few of our favorites and announce the winner.   WINNER OF #HACKYOURHOLIDAY: Wizarding Wand Timothy High wanted to bring the magic of the Wizarding World of […]

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 […]

ANNOUNCING #BITIFY YOUR CITY WINNER (AND RUNNER-UPS) December 10, 2014

Dear bit’sters!! First of all we wanted to thank everyone for their creative and inspiring submissions. We had so much fun looking at all your creations arriving from different parts of the world.   After much contemplation and some Aaahs & Oohs from our esteemed committee of judges, we wanted to congratulate everyone for their […]

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Case Study: District-Wide STEM Challenge December 4, 2014

Collier County Public Schools in Florida conducted a district-wide littleBits STEM challenge that incorporates math and science standards for over 400 4th grade students. Read more about their successes, challenges and take-aways in this feature case study.

Design Challenge: Bitify Your City November 3, 2014

Prize revealed: It’s a Smart Home Kit! To celebrate the arrival of the Brick Adapter that enables you to easily snap littleBits to LEGO® we wanted to introduce a very special challenge for our community.  The design challenge features as judges a few of our personal heroes in the LEGO-sphere and has some pretty fun prizes […]

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