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Posts tagged with “inventforgood”

Kids in Flint “Invent for Good” with littleBits April 20, 2016

On April 2nd, littleBits teamed up with the Office of Michigan State Senator James Ananich and the Flint Public Library to hold an Invent For Good workshop for kids and parents in Flint, Michigan. Over 40 kids (and 3 news crews!) attended and were challenged to invent something that solves a real world problem using […]

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 […]

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 […]

littleBits and Former Street Kids in Uganda February 8, 2016

  In 2007, Johnny Long started Hackers for Charity, a nonprofit organization in Jinja, Uganda that provides technology and skills training to Ugandans as well as a platform for hackers and technologists to get involved in life-changing work all over the globe. Last year, Johnny shared his story of teaching basic electronics to former street kids using […]

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Empowering the Deaf to Explore Music February 2, 2016

  Vi is a music device designed by UK-based product designer Dimitri Hadjichristou that allows deaf children to experience music in a way that encompasses both tactile and visual music interaction. Using a cheap speaker and a littleBits Synth Kit, Vi prompts the user to stick together its Lego-like components to create sounds, the sounds then vibrate […]

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Encouraging Future Engineers in Haiti February 1, 2016

The Good Shepherd Orphanage (GSO) is a non-profit based in Haiti that is home to 35 orphaned children, ranging in age from 6 to 20 years old. After noticing that many of the kids have an interest in electronic and computers, GSO reached out to littleBits for support in bringing littleBits to Haiti.   Donated littleBits […]

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