If you have the cloudBit Starter Kit and have already created the 5 inventions that come with it, why not design and innovate an invention that doesn’t come from the box?
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of inventions by Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features a littleBits music video and some major Piggy Power.
Do you have a little one who is growing into a curious and creative engineer? Or, perhaps your child is inspired by his or her older siblings, who are already making wireless rovers and door alarms. Whatever the case may be, we recently discovered this engaging and touching book Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, and love it too much to not share.
As an inventor it’s important to learn how to deal with your failure so it doesn’t stop you from inventing. Here at littleBits, we’ll try an invention 10 times before it works right. Here are a few things to keep in mind during your own invention journey.
It’s no secret that littleBits technology kits are fun and easy to use. But did you know there are some key skills that you and your young inventor gain from creating inventions with your kit? Yes, way!
This Friday we will be live on Facebook talking all things Bitbot.
Over the years, there’s been much discussion about the achievement gap in STEM between girls and boys. Our world has seen major milestone achievements made by women in science and great strides were made to decrease the gap. Butt what can we do in our local communities, schools, and homes to close the gap even further?
“You can’t think about thinking without thinking about thinking about something.” – Seymour Papert
We’ll be conducting demos, showing off our latest and greatest products with resources, and giving away an extra epic prize!
You have until February 28 at 11:59pm ET to enter your submission through the Invent page or on the littleBits Invent app. You could win up to $200 in Bits and special littleBits swag!
The air became electric…excitement reigned!
Student engagement is the key pathway for young learners to continually invest in their own creative curiosity and academic future. Not to mention, it’s always smart to have quite a few options in your teaching toolkit for fostering and strengthening engagement in your classroom or makerspace. Want to mix it up? Here are five ways to get your students involved with STEM.
Bring STEAM education into your classroom with this fun and easy STEAM Student Set lesson! Your students will imagine, learn, play, & invent. Below are some benefits, tips, and testimonials about the Throwing Arm lesson. Bring invention-based learning to your whole classroom with STEAM Student Set Class Packs.
This week, we honor the inspirational life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This might surprise you, but littleBits and history lessons happen to be a great pair!
Bring STEAM education into your classroom with this fun and easy STEAM Student Set lesson! Your students will imagine, learn, play, & invent. Below are some benefits, tips, and testimonials about the Art Machine lesson. Bring invention-based learning to your whole classroom with STEAM Student Set Class Packs.
So, now that you have this exciting and innovative kit, what can you make with it? Avoid holiday brain drain and get your mind moving and creating with these 5 favorite invention projects that aren’t featured in your tech kit box.
With the holiday season in full swing, why not transform your classroom or makerspace into a magical winter wonderland? We’ve seen tons of educators (and their students!) transform their classrooms and makerspaces into techy holiday retreats.If you’re thinking of adding Bits to your classroom’s holiday decor, here are some of our favorite ideas to add some festive sparkle, signage, and light to your space.
Technology is changing rapidly and changing the world that we live in. Jobs and tasks that a robot or computer can be programmed to do, will be. So how well are we preparing our students to live, and thrive, in this increasingly digital world?
Take a moment, and close your eyes. Think back to a time when you attended school, and recall something or someone that caused your mind to reach a state of rapture, something you still talk about to this very day.
Hi, Bitsters! We’re so excited to share some news with you: we’re hosting an event with Best Buy to bring littleBits to stores near you so you can do some hands-on inventing. How fun is that?
For many years, I wanted to implement something new to enhance my teaching, but I didn’t know what to do. Sometimes it takes an unexpected event to jumpstart that process. For me, it was my son playing with some electronics.
In this extra epic webinar for educators, littleBits Founder & CEO Ayah Bdeir talked about the littleBits mission in education and how we can get more kids future ready.
Too often today, young people all across the country don’t have access to the mentors, technology, and leadership opportunities needed to learn invaluable skills for 21st century careers. That’s why we were so honored to have Marc Lesser of Mouse join us to discuss youth empowerment, equity, badges, and learning pathways.
Hi, Bitsters, we have a major news announcement to unleash. We’re proud to announce that littleBits products are now available in these 8 new languages: French, French Canadian, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.
You made interactive costumes and candy alarms. You unleashed fake spiders with light sensors. You captured ghosts and made pumpkins come alive. You were exceptionally creative and should be proud.
Did you ever make anything happen? Invent something you couldn’t explain? Break out your brooms and get ready for our most magical journey yet!
You got the funding. You researched STEM/STEAM tools. You created a makerspace. Now what?
One of our company’s missions is to bring the joy of inventing into the lives of as many people as possible.
So, how can you boost creativity and confidence within your students? Here are 7 key ways to increase those skills.
Today is National Cat Day, so if you’re a cat owner (or just an animal lover!), why not create an invention for your furry pal?
Recently, Moby released an animated music video for his latest single, “Are You Lost in the World Like Me?”
There’s been SO much buzz about littleBits lately and we couldn’t be more than thrilled. From being awarded top accolades to swoon-worthy mentions, we’re excited to a part of the inventing, tech, and parenting communities.
If you’re thinking of creating your child’s costume or need some inspiration for a family ensemble, check out these awesome, fun, and way-clever ideas.
I broke my arm when I was 6. Suddenly, it was impossible to get mac ‘n cheese from my bowl into my noodle hole without dropping most of each spoonful. I would have loved a helpful invention that scooped up those tasty yellow elbows and carried them to my mouth. If my brother and I had littleBits at the time, I’d like to think he would have invented one for me.
Are you thinking of turning your abode into a haunted house for Halloween? You can amp up the scare-factor to your house with Bits! These genius design hacks will make your living space spooky and innovative. And, if you’re already taking our Halloween Challenge, this is just another way to get your invention process started – with your home!
You reinvented the birthday cake. You pranked us with confetti bombs and cakes in the face. You even threw us parades. And we loved every moment and new memory you made.
We love the innovative spirit of this invention and we predict this technology will influence animated and live-action films in the future.
Denver teacher Kyle Schwartz just changed classroom dynamics as we know them. All she did was ask her students one simple question: “What is something you wished your teacher knew?”
Hi, Bitsters! We have some wonderful news for those of you that work in education. October is full of engaging and exciting webinars that will help you strengthen your instructional practices and skills.
This November, Marvel Comics is going to motivate their fans to explore the world of STEAM.
Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of awesome inventions from inventors like you. This week’s edition features new birthday celebrations and a robotic dog. Woof!
It’s time for your weekly collection of awesome inventions created by Bitsters like you. This week’s edition features birthday celebrations.
Looking for a Halloween activity to bring to your classroom this October? Look no further. We have just the resource for you to get your learners up and inventing.
Are you ready for another hair-raising invention adventure? After last year’s bone-chilling success, we’re reviving the Hack Your Halloween Challenge this fall for more spooky fun.
We’re so proud to be a part of the Disney Accelerator program and our recent Gizmos & Gadgets, 2nd Edition Kit that we wanted to highlight both of these milestones.
On this very special littleBits Community Call, we celebrated our 5 year birthday! Our founder, Ayah, joined the call and moderated questions brought in by you – our inventing community.
With the Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, 2nd Edition, we set out to reinvent screen time and add more pathways to the invention process. One way we did this was launching a kit with Bluetooth wireless technology. We’re pretty pumped about this because we’ve never done this before… until now.
Catch up every Monday to find a timely collection of awesome inventions from inventors like you. This week’s edition features birthday inventions, Pokemon and more.
Calling all makers! littleBits Founder & CEO Ayah Bdeir will be speaking on Sunday, October 2nd on the main stage at World Maker Faire in the NYSCI Auditorium.
To celebrate our 5 year Birthday the community team here at littleBits is putting together a super special Community Call.
Grab some balloons, kazoos, and your favorite Bits! It’s time to party! From October 30 – September 2, locations all over the world will be hosting littleBits Birthday Invention Parties.
Engineering For Kids is a program that brings science, technology, engineering, and STEM, to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, and clubs. We’re thrilled to highlight this program as one of our Chapters and learn more about how they’re incorporating littleBits into a creative and dynamic curriculum.
This summer, littleBits participated in NYC Department of Education’s STEM Summer in the City Program. For 5 weeks, 105 teachers used littleBits to teach 2,100 students lessons such as Invent a Self Driving Car & Invent A Throwing Arm. Kids also participated in open challenges like Invent for Good and created games with their inventions. Here’s a rundown of the favorite things we saw and heard at summer school.
Idit Harel is transforming how we educate our children.
The days are getting shorter and the nights are becoming cooler up here in New England. And you know what that means: Back to School is nigh! Lazy mornings are quickly giving way to the familiar rush of anticipation mixed with bewilderment at the clocked speed of fading summer days (no, really – where did […]
Without creativity and art, STEAM and innovation wouldn’t be what it is today. Many young learners or educators might not realize how deep of an impact arts-based learning has on STEM classes and education.
Kelly Knight is the STEAM coordinator at Riverside Presbyterian Day School and a beta member of the brand new School Chapters Program that will formally launch later this year. When she’s not tinkering alongside her students, Kelly’s dreaming of inventing new modes of green travel. You can check out her student’s work on the Invent page! Please describe yourself in 6 words […]
The first day of school sets the tone for the rest of the academic year. Mr. Reed is certainly a teacher who is kicking off the school year with lots of fun, engagement, and well-deserved expectations from his 4th grade class!
Bitsters from the NYC Summer in the City STEM program created a nifty new motto for their group! Community Hall of Fame Project For a summer project, inventor extraordinaire Anahit decided to create a type of dot matrix printer using a marker, the Arduino Bit, a few stepper motors, and a whole lot of ingenuity. […]
In 1824, Louis Braille developed the first iteration of his tactile writing system. With his invention, the visually impaired regained their ability to read, making is easier for them to communicate and learn. At the time, Braille was only 15 years old. For many inventors, the desire to help others and change the world comes […]
Photo by The Nerdy Teacher Join the wonderful, whimtastical Maker Educator Nicholas Provenzano, AKA Nerdy Teacher, on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 for the August littleBits Community Call! If you are looking to start a makerspace in your school, this is the event for you. Bring your questions to the expert and hear him talk about his new […]
You tinkered with tools. You experimented with everyday objects. You created playfully absurd machines to accomplish a simple goal. You broke your machine. And then you fixed it. We were insanely impressed by the submissions to the #ChainReaction Challenge. You pushed the boundaries of play and creativity by opening food, charging your phone, setting off […]
Bring camp to the classroom from June 17-23! We’ve created the littleBits Online Summer Camp so you and your students can easily participate in the National Week of Making. The theme? MUSIC. We’ll send out one mini-challenge a day starting June 17. This is a challenge-based approach that will have your students inventing and studying instruments, learning […]
The Summer camp challenge submission period is now closed! Winners will be announced Monday, July 11. This June, littleBits is dropping beats all over the world for a most epic event. We are hosting our first ever, free online summer camp from June 17-23 as part of the National Week of Making. Last year, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We’re super excited that 2,100 students in the largest school district in the country, the New York City Department of Education, will be using the littleBits STEAM Student Set this summer! littleBits will be one of the learning tools for students in grades 2-5 for the NYC DOE’s Summer in the City STEM enrichment program.
*****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, […]
Thanks to everyone who visited our booth at this year’s ASCD Annual Conference! We were to delighted to share information about our new STEAM Student Set and talk to educators about integrating STEAM/STEM into the classroom. I failed physics/electricity class. Now sooooo want a @littleBits kit! #ASCD16 #steam pic.twitter.com/e1IT2AR3QE — Kishari Sing (@KS_EdMktg) April 2, […]
We’re super excited to have littleBits CEO Ayah Bdeir at the White House today, as a case study panelist for a conference focused on breaking down gender stereotypes in children’s media and toys. Ayah spoke on the importance of gender-neutral STEM/STEAM tools, on a panel that included some of the most globally prestigious children’s brands: LEGO, Disney, Mattel, and DC Comics.
This challenge is now closed. Winners will be announced by Monday, May 9th Wednesday, May 11 – stay tuned! One of the coolest ways that people are using tech is to transform their bad behaviors or keep up their good habits. In this monthly challenge, we want you to choose ONE thing you do daily (or almost […]
Today we are beyond excited to announce the launch of the littleBits STEAM Student Set, a powerful toolbox for invention-based learning that is easy to teach and fun to use.
We’re excited to announce that littleBits CEO Ayah Bdeir will keynote on March 8th at SXSWedu! In conversation with Education Week editor Sean Cavanagh, Ayah will discuss the role of Maker Education and how it is supercharging STEM and STEAM learning in classrooms, libraries and makerspaces.
Ayah will be making a BIG announcement about littleBits, so tune in! Or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for up-to-the-minute news.
We got ALL the feels when we saw this epic video produced by the folks at Greenwich Country Day School. Build Something Awesome from Greenwich Country Day School on Vimeo.
A few days ago, The New York Times published an opinion piece by Farhad Manjoo, titled “For the New Year, Let’s Resolve to Improve Our Tech Literacy”. This deeply resonates with me, and all of us at littleBits. I believe we have let technology get too far ahead of us, and allowed our comprehension of […]
Combine the Arduino module with the Space and Synth Kits to bring advanced STEM lessons to life! Richard discusses how he uses littleBits for teaching physics, computer programming and mathematics concepts in this week’s Educator Spotlight.
So you want to run your Hour of Code activity with littleBits? And you want to participate in the Bit Wars Global Makeathon Challenge where you can win massively awesome prizes?! GREAT! This is the perfect place to get started. First things first. It is OK if you want to lead an Hour of Code […]
Join us for the greatest galactic geek-out of all-time. On the weekend of December 11 – 13, littleBits events are taking place around the world, to tell the Star Wars story how you want it, through Bits. WHO Chapter leaders from around the world are hosting events in their local spaces, and YOU ARE invited to […]
WHAT Join us for a galactic geek-out like no other. From November 19 – December 31, your challenge is to tell the Star Wars story how you want it, through Bits. WHEN To celebrate the Bit Wars challenge as a community, Jedis in over 100 cities around the DagoBit System, will host events in their cities (during the […]
We’re proud to announce that the littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit was selected by Popular Mechanics as one of the best new toys of 2015! Our newest kit has also received great reviews from the Wall Street Journal, PC Magazine, Lifehacker and Gizmodo, among others.
Credit: LeChiffre / Saw Inspired Trap Thanks to all of the #HackHalloween inventors who participated in this year’s Hack Your Halloween challenge. We saw so many spooky projects uploaded to the littleBits Project Page, including a haunted library, augmented reality skull, disco pumpkin and Harry Potter-inspired magic wand. We’d also like to give a special shoutout to our partners DIY.org […]
Calling all zombies, witches, phantoms, and mad scientists! Use your Gizmos & Gadget Kit to invent a costume or prank, then create a a scary movie featuring your masterpiece. You can win a GoPro camera & up to $3000 worth of Bits!! Think it can’t get any better? We are combining forces with our friends at DIY.org […]
littleBits Classroom Integration Colonial School District 3rd – 5th Grades, 9th – 12th Grades Sergio Anaya, Supervisor of Instructional Innovation Brian Adams, Instructional Technology Liaison and Coach The Colonial School District’s STEAM culture empowers students to develop innovative ideas and solve problems in an environment where they can explore, plan, create, experiment and improve. This […]
littleBits 1:1 Marymount School of New York MARYMOUNT SCHOOL OF NEW YORK 3rd – 5th Grades Concepcion Alvar, Headmistress Jane Bell, Head of the Lower Middle School Lesa Wang, Art Teacher/STEAM Marymount is an innovative, all-girls independent school in Manhattan that has been at the forefront of integrating maker education into the curriculum for students […]
At littleBits, our mission is to inspire the next generation of inventors by providing a 21st-century learning tool at the intersection of STEM/STEAM and the Maker Movement, and get it into the hands of as many educators as possible. And what better way to get it into your hands than by giving away a $2000 […]