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Posts tagged with “starter-kit”

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
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littleBits + Inventables Summer Giveaway! July 29, 2013

We’re excited to announce that Inventables has added our products to their our online store! Our companies are on a mission to simplify the design process and empower everyone to become an inventor.

To celebrate this collaboration, we’re giving away a $100 Inventables gift card and a littleBits Starter Kit to three 3 lucky winners.

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Build A Better Lantern July 25, 2013

This week, our design team remixed the classic Flickering Lantern project that you can build with your Starter Kit. They gave it a Boost by adding awesome input Bits like the motion trigger, sound trigger, and light trigger which you can get in our new Sense It Boost It pack. This new and improved Lantern […]

Featured Products: Starter Kit, Sense It Pack
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Kit Insider: Starter Kit July 5, 2013

littleBits Kits are designed to help you learn and create. Our goal is to make your post-purchase experience as easy and inspired as possible. The Starter Kit provides an excellent foundation for you to begin your littleBits exploration. Inside you will find 10 Bits that will inspire all sorts of creativity – like the flashy […]

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littleBits at Ramsey Magnet School of Science October 12, 2012

“Discover Technology received our 12 kits a few weeks ago. Last week I got to try them out with 6 classes of 4th and 5th grade students at Ramsey Elementary school in Couere d’Alene Idaho. The kids (and the teachers) loved them! I wish we had more time to work…I will be an a different […]

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littleBits closes seed funding, announces unique partnership with PCH July 18, 2012

Creating a new product is never easy, especially when we are striving to break new grounds in the fields of electronics, toys, education and open hardware. We are thrilled to be sharing our adventure with some incredible partners, who are not only some of the most well-respected investors in tech and open source hardware, but also share our vision of building a platform that inspires and propels the creativity of the world’s next many generations.

littleBits at TCEA! July 5, 2012

Put on your STEM hat and have fun playing with littleBits, a new geeky tool perfect for discovery science learning by elementary students. Participants will work in groups to solve problems and create circuits with just 5 minutes of training. Creativity required.

ITP Camp: Make Something That Does Something with littleBits! June 10, 2012

On June 7, Paul Rothman, our electronics Designer, ran a workshop at ITP Camp in NY. After a brief demo of the modules and system, groups sketched out  their ideas, and started building their objects with various craft and design materials. Campers Toshitaka Amaoka and Chris Mansfield came up with this AWESOME sound-triggered bubble maker! […]

Come see us at MakerFaire and take part in our “Hack my house” workshops! May 17, 2012

It’s (almost) time for MakerFaire!! Come and check us out! We’ll be running workshops four times a day (on a first come first served basis) with the theme “Hack My House.”  We’ll be building little houses and adding littleBits to create fun and cool “home automations.” Igloos with polar bear detectors, skyscrapers with spinning antennae, […]

littleBits part of the Hardware Innovation Workshop May 17, 2012

On May 16, we were honored to take part in the HIW and were one of 30 makers discussing open hardware. More about littleBits at HIW: Makezine Fabspaces Cnet Ayah’s talk below: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ehEagp-Pqc&version=3&hl=en_US] The Hardware Innovation Workshop was followed by the Makerfaire event that took place in San Mateo on May 19-20. Click here […]

Ayah Speaking at the Maker Hardware Innovation workshop next week! May 8, 2012

We have some exciting news!! Ayah Bdeir, founder of littleBits, is going to be speaking at the Maker Hardware innovation workshop that’s taking place on May 15-16. What is Hardware innovation workshop? It’s a workshop where MAKE magazine “hosts an inspired conversation and curated tour of the unique culture, enabling technologies, and innovations of the […]

New Scientist Magazine: Amateurs Inventing a New Internet May 2, 2012

This week, littleBits was featured in New Scientist magazine as part of  MacGregor Campbell’s article “Network your stuff: Amateurs inventing a new internet”. Ayah Bdeir talked about the soon-to-be released newer bits with more complex behaviors such as “wireless communication and remote control”   Check out the full article here

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RISD: Ayah Bdeir Feature April 2, 2012

On January 31st, littleBits ran a workshop at the Rhode Island School of Design where ID & GD students were divided into groups and had to come up with their own interative projects. Some of the projects were even featured into Ayah’s TED talk. Check out the very cool projects & pictures! Article is here

Announcing the winner of our SXSW Challenge… March 20, 2012

Congratulations to Hayes, Rick, and Jesse! We are announcing the winner of our “Playdate Challenge” at the SXSW GE Garage.  We challenged the participants to create a two player game using littleBits and craft materials.  The winning game was called “World Lift” and is a cooperative game that requires two players to “lift the world.”  Each player […]

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Ayah Bdeir’s TED talk! February 27, 2012

On Monday February 27th, littleBits founder Ayah Bdeir gave a 5 minute talk at TED 2012, Full Spectrum.     Ayah ends her talk with this very inspiring quote “We want to encourage a world of creators, of inventors, of contributors because this interactive world is ours!” Check out our latest projects and pictures here […]

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littleBits Wins “Best of Toy Fair 2012”! February 15, 2012

GREAT NEWS!! littleBits just won “Best of Toy Fair 2012”!! We even got featured in PopSci’s online article “The most incredible toys we saw at the Toy Fair”! Check out the article where Corinne Iozzio talks about the contents & functions of the littleBits starter kit & mentions our latest project “littlePiggy“, the interactive piggy bank.

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Good Housekeeping: Top Toy Trends of 2012 February 15, 2012

On February 15, Good Housekeeping‘s Nicole Price Fasig talks about littleBits at the toy fair and describes it as an “educational toy that highlights the properties of electricity and circuits for budding engineers”.  

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CNET: Big fun with littleBits circuit boards February 10, 2012

  “I like to think I’m pretty young at heart, but even I forget sometimes how fun it was to be a kid, when being entertained took something as simple as a cardboard box and a lot of imagination. Thankfully, littleBits reminded me”. Those were Bonnie Cha’s thoughts as she got creative with the littleBits […]

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Bloomberg TV: LEGOs for the iPad Generation January 21, 2012

On January 19, littleBits was featured on Bloomberg TV in a segment called “Legos for the iPad Generation” as part of  their show “Innovators”. The bloomberg crew followed us on our trip to the factory in California, our office in New York, and even spoke to Joi at the Media Lab The team had 12 […]

littleBits starter kits v0.2, $89 and just in time for the holidays! December 13, 2011

BUY THE STARTER KIT HERE After we sold out the first run, this just in, just in the nick of time for the holidays! We’re happy to announce the arrival of the leaner, meaner (and cheaper!) littleBits starter kit v0.2! littleBits is a kit of modular electronics that snap together with magnets for prototyping and […]

littleBits Demo at TEI’11 January 16, 2011

littleBits is at TEI’11 in beautiful Funchal, Portugal running demos of our pretty little kits. We’re also giving a talk on the Future Outlook Panel with our colleagues from Samsung Design, HUGE, Buglabs, Microsoft Research and others. TEI presents the newest in tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction.