Posts tagged with “nasa”

PD That’s Out of This World April 18, 2017

STEM/STEAM in the classroom has evolved in a big way. So, we want to shine a spotlight on educator Michele D. Evans and her school district’s hands-on learning experience with NASA Glenn because it’s a total student engagement game-changer. And, Michele added littleBits to the learning experience to up the excitement and innovation. Read on for Michele’s insightful experience and how her group of students built a satellite invention with NASA.

Trendhunter: NASA littleBits Space Kit Lets Children Recreate the Mars Rover May 12, 2014

Trendhunter featured the Mars Space Rover in the littleBits Space Kit: “The Space Kit is themed after real building experiments professional NASA engineers and scientists conduct every day at the NASA headquarters. This Mars Rover kit lets users recreate a similar toy version of the real Mars rover NASA sent to explore the red planet.”

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Space.com: Build a Spacecraft at Home with NASA-Approved Space Kit May 5, 2014

“A new kit lets kids and adults alike perform experiments and build models of real spacecraft, just like the scientists at NASA.
The NASA-approved littleBits Space Kit teaches users how to build a model of a Mars rover, the International Space Station and a variety of scaled-down experiments that scientists use to explore the solar system. The kit comes complete with 12 modules that users can snap together to complete five lesson plans created by the space agency. LittleBits also provides 10 projects modeled after real experiments that NASA scientists and engineers perform every day.”

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NDTV: How to build your own Nasa-approved Mars Rover April 28, 2014

“Now, you can build your own Mars Rover. The only hassle is that you cannot launch it for the Red Planet!

The space agency Nasa, in partnership with New York-based hardware startup LittleBits, has launched a space kit that enables you to build your own Mars Rover at a school or college lab or at home.

The kit comes with 12 “bit modules” that provide things like power, remote triggering, light sensing and motorization.”

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Liberty Voice: NASA and LittleBits Develop Lego-Like Kits April 27, 2014

“While the real Curiosity Mars rover inspects a slab of sandstone in search of a new place to drill, young engineers, astronauts and physicists now have a more accessible path to their future in science. The work being done on the surface of Mars can now be simulated by Earthbound enthusiasts, both young and old. Though the parts may be Lego-like, NASA and littleBits are counting on having developed a more thorough set of tools to bring the work of space exploration into any classroom or home. It will be interesting to see who the next Stephen Hawking might be and whether he/she cites NASA and littleBits’ Space Kits as part of their early inspiration.”

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CNET: littleBits enters space with NASA-backed kit April 25, 2014

“Designed by NASA scientists and engineers, the $189 kit teaches scientific principles about electromagnetic, kinetic, and potential energy, as well as robotics, physics, astronomy, and wireless data transmission. The Space Kit features five NASA lesson plans, 10 hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) activities, and 12 modules.”

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Geek Mom: Explore Space with littleBits April 25, 2014

“Having studied electronics in college, I am very familiar with the amount of work that goes into planning a circuit and time that it takes to create a working project. However, within minutes of opening the box I was able to light LEDs, play MP3s, and play with waveforms.”

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Pop Sugar: Tinker Like an Astronaut With the DIY littleBits Space Kit April 25, 2014

“Houston, littleBits Space Kit ($189) has liftoff! The Lego-like modular engineering toy has unveiled a brand-new set developed in collaboration with NASA. The lessons were written by NASA scientists, and the projects have tech-minded DIYers building mini versions of the Mars Rover and International Space Station.”

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Core77: littleBit: Easy Electronics For Rocket Engineers to-be April 25, 2014

“File Under: Real Reasons to Have Kids. If you’re not already familiar, littleBits is a source for super simple snap-together electronics. They operate on a kid- or idiot-friendly design that uses magnets to connect function-specific Bits to each other in endless modular ways. In addition to basic components like motors, sensors, LEDs, switches, usb power sources and inverters, they also batch up kits for the lazy and excitable. The one that got my motor going this week: Space Kit! Among other projects, this kit can help you build a satellite dish, learn how to measure particles in the atmosphere, and make a totally cool ‘robotic space arm’ called THE GRAPPLER.”

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Swiss Miss: littleBits Space Kit April 24, 2014

“Woah! littleBits just launched a Space Kit, in collaboration with NASA.

littleBits is the LEGO of electronics. It’s a library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun.

I am a fan.”

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Computer Magazine: LittleBits’ Space-Themed Electronics Kit Is Plug-and-Play and NASA-Approved April 24, 2014

“Today, LittleBits is introducing a new package called the Space Kit. And it’s doing it in collaboration with the ultimate expert on its theme of space exploration: NASA. The space agency collaborated with the company on the projects supplied with the kit, which provides build-it-yourself desktop versions of some of the devices and technologies used by real astronauts.”

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Reuters: NASA tries space kits to engage kids in science and space April 24, 2014

“Now, NASA, the U.S. space agency, hopes it has found a workaround through new space kits and a collaboration with a New York-based startup called LittleBits.

NASA, through its Aura mission to study the Earth’s ozone layer and climate, is working with LittleBits to develop activities around a new $189 space kit, announced on Thursday.

Using electronic modules such as motors and dimmers that snap together, the creations will perform functions that normally might require hours of tedious tinkering or piles of electronics components.

The new kits are more demanding than playing with snappable blocks like Legos, but far easier than wiring, soldering or programming.”

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Re/code: NASA Ignites Interest in Space With littleBits Partnership April 24, 2014

“In recent weeks, we’ve witnessed the relaunch of Cosmos, the discovery of an Earth-like planet a mere 500 light years away and the detection of ripples in space-time that appear to be the ‘first tremors of the Big Bang.’ So the timing couldn’t be much better for the latest news from LittleBits. The New York startup creates building blocks for the Information Age, colorful electronic modules like motors, speakers and wires that students, hobbyists or engineers can magnetically snap together into increasingly complex do-it-yourself projects.”

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WIRED: Build Your Own Mini Mars Rover With These Brilliant, NASA-Approved Blocks April 24, 2014

“Turns out, the scientists at NASA were pretty excited about the experiments they were conducting on a daily basis, the kinds of unsexy things that put kids to sleep in science class. It was up to littleBits to take those concepts and distill them down into digestible, hardware-based projects that would actually capture their attention.”

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Wall Street Journal: NASA Space Kit by LittleBits: A Starter Satellite for Your Kid Astronaut April 24, 2014

“’We try to sense the pulse of society and figure out the fields that people are interested in, but also a bit scared of—engineering, music, space,’ she said. ‘Collaborators like Korg and NASA help us do that, help us show that these fields don’t have to be intimidating.’”

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The Verge: NASA wants you to build your own Mars Rover April 24, 2014

“Crafting a Mars Rover requires a few arts and crafts items not included in the Space Kit — scissors, tape, and paper tube — but the pre-fab blocks are a snap compared to what NASA was using for its earlier lessons, when Butcher was jury rigging equipment herself. ‘It takes this complex science and makes it fun and accessible’ says Butcher.”

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TIME: littleBits’ Space-Themed Electronics Kit Is Plug-and-Play and NASA-Approved April 24, 2014

“Today, LittleBits is introducing a new package called the Space Kit. And it’s doing it in collaboration with the ultimate expert on its theme of space exploration: NASA. The space agency collaborated with the company on the projects supplied with the kit, which provides build-it-yourself desktop versions of some of the devices and technologies used by real astronauts.”

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We went to NASA! October 24, 2012

Ayah and Paul, our Electronics Designer, had a fantastic trip to NASA this week. We’re working on a collaboration project with them – keep an eye out for future updates! We wanted to share some photos with you so the awesomeness that is NASA can be enjoyed by everyone.

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