It’s the most wonderful time of year again; World Maker Faire will be in NYC on September 20-21! We’re once again sponsoring the event to help bring the “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth” to our hometown. Here at littleBits, HQ, we’re prepping for our biggest, boldest, most earth shaking year yet. Expect new products, projects and a major announcement (hello bitLab!), all leading up to the big event.
If you are heading to the Faire next weekend, check us out at the following locations. Can’t make it? Fear not! We’re very social and will be covering the event live from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The littleBits Booth
Imagine your house in the (not so distant) future powered entirely by littleBits. This year, we’re bringing you a very (littleBits) purple and very IoT connected cloud house, complete with a living room and bitLab workshop bursting with littleBits modules and projects. It’s a not-to-be missed experience!
Event go-ers can find us in the Maker Pavilion in Zone 3, Booth MP43. Check out the event map in the Maker Faire program guide or download the mobile app for more detailed information.
Ayah Takes the Main Stage
Hear littleBits founder and CEO Ayah Bdeir speak on the panel, “Curiosity Imagination and Motivation: The Natural Inclinations of Young Makers,” on Saturday at 5:30pm. In this discussion about young makers, industry leaders will explore will explore how the STEM initiative and Maker Movement are influencing young makers and helping to create tomorrow’s industry innovators. The panel will feature Ayah, Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino, and Quin Etnyre, chief executive officer of Qtechknow.
Then, on Sunday at 2 pm, Ayah will speak on “Democratization of the Internet of Things.” Join Ayah in the NYSCI Auditorium for an inspirational and informative talk about disrupting the IoT industry. Hear more about how, “The next billion dollar idea isn’t going to come from a large corporation, it’s going to come from designers, makers, educators, kids, entrepreneurs; it’s going to come from you.”
Love our Arduino at Heart Module? Did you also know that our wireless transmitter and receiver, number module, servo motor and sequencer also use Atmel components? Check them all out at our table in the Atmel tent. One of our engineers will be stationed there to show you the ropes and answer all your burning questions.
This year Disney is the presenting sponsor and we are honored to have a table set up in their tent. Stop by booth 340 for hands-on demos, project examples and fun give-aways. Check out all the details on our collaboration with Disney’s new movie Heroes 6 and X-Prize.
Products for Sale
If you are looking to build your littleBits library, kits, bundles and modules will be sold in the littleBits booth and at MakerShed. Check the map for specific locations.
The countdown is on; we can’t wait to see you all there!
World Maker Faire
September 20- 21
New York Hall of Science, Queens NY