Posts in category “Meet The Maker”

Meet Mark Crandell! June 13, 2018

Mark Crandell

Here at littleBits, we work with a bunch of super talented makers who know how to get stuff done! Today, we’re excited to highlight yet another high performer on our team. Meet Mark Crandell, our vice president of sales! Mark has been with the company since April 2018 and he’s already made significant strides in […]

How Librarians are Incorporating STEAM Instruction Into their Libraries June 11, 2018

Emily Rimland

Librarians are taking a prominent role in bringing STEAM to students in school districts and colleges all over the world. In fact, more than half of school libraries in the U.S. and Canada offer maker programing for youth. This gives students more opportunities to engage in maker-based learning. Here are some of the most unique […]

Top LGBTQ Inventors, Just In Time for Gay Pride Month June 4, 2018

June is Gay Pride Month, and littleBits is celebrating by taking a look at some of the most impactful contributions to science and engineering from the LGBTQ community. All month, we’ll be featuring LGBTQ scientists and engineers on our social media channels to help tell their stories and remind the world that genius is universal. […]

New Hall of Fame Kits Honor Tried-and-True Inventions from the littleBits Community May 7, 2018

Today, the littleBits team is thrilled to introduce our new Hall of Fame Kits! At only $39.99 each, each kit can be purchased individually; however, all of littleBits’ electronic blocks work together, so the Hall of Fame Kits can be combined to create even larger inventions. Once kids create the inventions in the box, they […]

It’s National Library Week, and there’s someone we want you to meet April 13, 2018

Last year, Pew Research Center found that Millennials are the generation most likely to use public libraries, suggesting that even in the age of digitization, the library is not obsolete. As National Library Week comes to a close, the littleBits team wanted to take a moment to recognize all the librarians we work with each […]

littleBits @ DockerCon 2015 December 7, 2015

This blog post was written by Bridget McGraw (Oakland Chapter leader) & Iva Peréz (Barcelona Chapter leader). DockerCon General Session Opening Event Early in October 2015 we were hired as a “littleBits Educators” by an experience marketing agency that was producing a major technology conference, DockerCon EU in Barcelona, Spain. Docker is an open platform […]

Chapter Spotlight: Amnon & Gabi Carmel of TechScience Australia August 5, 2015

AMNON & GABI CARMEL TECHSCIENCE   I am based in… Beautiful Sydney, Australia Tell us more about your organization/space. TechScience Australia aims to prepare the children of Australia to life in the 21st century. We have a makers space in which we combine littleBits with 3D Printing and other technologies, hold littleBits workshops and run an […]

Meet The Makers: Travis Lin & Holihola, Grand BitOlympians August 4, 2015

Travis Lin & Team Holihola     We met Travis in person at Maker Faire San Mateo this year, although he has a littleBits community member for quite some time. He was recently accepted as a Chapter leader and hosted his first event around the BitOlympics– the competition he and his team eventually won!   Where […]

Meet The Makers: Alayna Hughes & Pierluigi Barberis, Creative Technologists July 28, 2015

Alayna Hughes & Pierluigi Barberis @Curiosibot We first met Alayna and Pierluigi when they applied to become Chapters leaders in March, 2015. Immediately after launching their Chapter at the Berklee Valencia Maker Lab, they started hosting events and the projects they uploaded caught our eyes. Where are you based? Valencia, Spain What’s the maker scene […]

Meet The Maker: Mitchell Malpartida, Maker Dad & Dancing Robot Aficionado June 16, 2015

  Mitchell Malpartida mmalpartida       We first noticed Mitchell’s work when he posted the original Moby on the projects page. Moby was created as part of a tech demo used to show his daughter’s kindergarten class the basics of electronics. This silly-dancing robot was originally made with a handful of modules, and its dance moves weren’t […]

MakerFaire Bay Area 2015 May 20, 2015

littleBits Arcade   In honor of the 10th anniversary of Maker Faire Bay Area, we wanted to pull out all the stops. We wanted to create to biggest, heaviest, tallest littleBits project ever built. We wanted to use a ton of Bits, like, the most Bits ever used. And we wanted to rep our city […]

Meet the Maker: Murray Fenstermaker of TechTown April 7, 2015

Murray Fenstermaker @gotechtown Murray Fenstermaker is part of our inaugural group of Global Chapter leaders. He is a passionate maker and educator, dedicated to inspiring youth in his local community. I am based in… Chattanooga, Tennessee   Tell us more about your organization/space. I work for TechTown which is an after school learning facility opening […]

Meet The Maker: Darwin Grosse of Cycling ’74 March 31, 2015

Darwin Grosse @darwingrosse     Before we released the MIDI, CV & USB I/O modules, we sent the bits out to musicians like Darwin Grosse, an artist, educator and programmer who works for Cycling ’74 (makers of Max & Jitter). We were excited to hear that Darwin had a great experience using the new modules with his […]

Meet the Maker: Christina & Steven Young, Makers of the littlePinball Machine March 4, 2015

Christina & Steven Young   Christina & Steven Young, a brother and sister duo, really used the littleBits modules to their potential at this year’s Hack Cooper event. The Youngs created a functioning pinball machine, and took home the Best littleBits Project & Best Overall Aesthetics Prizes! They also did a great job combining the tools they had […]

Meet the Maker: Monika Wuhrer of Open Source Gallery February 25, 2015

Monika Wuhrer @open_source_       Monika is the Artistic Director of Open Source Gallery & KOKO Open Source. Open Source is a Brooklyn based non-profit that serves as a nexus for contemporary art and local neighborhood cultures, with a history of supporting emerging artists who through the development of new works challenge how, when, and where […]