Posts tagged with “diy”

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 […]

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, […]

Celebrating MLK Jr Day with littleBits! January 25, 2016

This Martin Luther King Jr Day, littleBits, Microsoft, and theli.st joined forces to invent for impact. Inspired by Dr. King’s focus on service, community, and social change, we challenged participating families to design an object that helps someone else or brings people together. Here’s what a few of them came up with: This mother-daughter duo […]

Let’s Get Logical April 14, 2014

Introducing NAND, NOR, and XOR gates! With littleBits logic modules, you can program in block form. The logic modules create rules for your circuit to follow, giving you more ability to create interesting and complex interactions. New to logic, fear not! Once you learn a few basic rules, a whole new world of circuits opens up. Learn how to make a Jeopardy-style lockout buzzer, an electronic combination lock, a 21st century fortune-telling device, and more!

Featured Products: NAND, NOR, XOR, DOUBLE AND, DOUBLE OR, inverter
Posted in: Education, Projects

Guest Maker Spotlight: Bilal Ghalib January 23, 2014

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting Bilal Ghalib, a hacker aficionado and founder of both GEMSI (Global Entrepreneurship and Maker Space Initiative) and pocketfactory.org, at our offices in New York City. We asked Bilal to come spend time with us at littleBits and make the craziest project he could think of. Check out what he made!

Trick Out Your Tree December 10, 2013

Make it a Holi-DIY to Remember: Clever gadgets for the holiday using littleBits Part 1

Tired of the same old holiday decorations? Looking to take your festive knickknacks to the next level this winter season? Like technology and DIY solutions? Look no further! littleBits is here to help. We’ve compiled a list of projects that you can make to electrify your home with holiday cheer.

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
Posted in: Kit Insider

Haunting Halloween Projects October 16, 2013

As the spookiest day of the year approaches, we here at littleBits have been cooking up some supernatural projects to trick out your Halloween. The interactions in both of the following projects are surprisingly haunting and would be a great addition to any haunted house or, if you are the Adam’s Family, a permanent wall fixture.

Back To Cool August 15, 2013

Ready to go back to school? Start the year on a positive note by making an automated “Back to School” eraser for your new teacher. All you need is a 4 Bit littleBits circuit, and some recycled household materials to make this this great back to school present for your favorite teacher!

Featured Products: Starter Kit
Posted in: Projects

Bay Area Bits May 13, 2013

In preparation for our trip to Maker Faire Bay Area on May 18th-19th, we created four San Francisco themed projects inspired by the vibrant sprit of the city. To help you re-create these pieces, we have gathered our brightest and flashiest Bits and put them in a web-only bundle at a discounted price.

Team littleBits Make It BIG Projects May 3, 2013

Last week, littleBits’ operations, design and digital teams held an internal Make It BIG design challenge. The teams were given an hour and a half to conceive and create a display using the Make It BIG bundle and materials around the office. The final projects were judged on creativity, team work, sustainability, size and cheesiness.

Student Combines littleBits and Lego in Two Projects April 15, 2013

We’re constantly inspired by the littleBits projects created all over the world. This weekend, Chow Yu Hin posted the following videos on Facebook. One of the videos features an intricate wind turbine and the other, a vibrant sound machine. The most impressive part of both videos is how quickly he assembles the projects.

Posted in: Projects

A little Inspiration April 9, 2013

The MoMA Design Store windows have been transformed with BIG 4-foot kinetic sculptures, all brought to life by littleBits. These stunning displays are complex designs and though it may seem impossible to recreate them home, it’s not. Ready to create a Swimming Shark, pair of Art Handlers, Puppet Master or Big Wheel of your own? […]

A littleBits Thank You December 21, 2012

2012 was an amazingly successful year for littleBits and we couldn’t have done it without the support, hard-work and team effort of some truly great people. And in keeping with how we do things around here, we’ve hand-crafted a littleBits ‘thank-you’ project with these personalized light boxes – glowing just as much from our appreciation as the LEDs we used to make them!

Featured Products: Starter Kit, Extended Kit
Posted in: Around the Office
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