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Posts tagged with “internet-of-things”

#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, […]

Project of the Week: ButterBot January 12, 2015

Rather than coffee, Milind Sonavane from Pune, India’s MakersPark, drinks freshly churned buttermilk every morning for breakfast. Making fresh buttermilk is a time consuming process, so Milind build an automated ButterBot to simplify his morning routine, and the results look delicious.

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?”

Ayah Bdeir at SOLID: The Internet as Material May 27, 2014

Ayah Bdeir spoke recently at SOLID, an O’Reilly conference that focuses on the intersection of hardware and software. In her presentation, Ayah discussed the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how we can empower people to create their own devices and customized solutions using cloud-connected littleBits.

Inc.: Ayah Bdeir on Hardware Design May 22, 2014

Inc. featured Ayah Bdeir’s talk at SOLID in a piece about the Internet of Things and the future of hardware design.
“Bdeir advised those in the audience to avoid predetermining just one use for their products. . . Through her company, Bdeir has been working on this problem in her own way since 2008. LittleBits creates hardware components that users can combine to form circuits. The idea is to enable users to take virtually any problem that can be solved with a circuit and solve it, regardless of whether or not they have an engineering background.”