Posts tagged with “press”

Kids in Flint “Invent for Good” with littleBits April 20, 2016

On April 2nd, littleBits teamed up with the Office of Michigan State Senator James Ananich and the Flint Public Library to hold an Invent For Good workshop for kids and parents in Flint, Michigan. Over 40 kids (and 3 news crews!) attended and were challenged to invent something that solves a real world problem using […]

The Results Are In: Gizmos & Gadgets Kit is a Best Toy of 2015 November 17, 2015

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.

Ayah Bdeir at Emtech: The Internet as Material September 30, 2014

Ayah spoke recently at Emtech, the MIT Tech Review conference that highlights invention and new developments in engineering and technology. In her talk, Ayah spoke about the need to democratize hardware in order to transform society, and how littleBits can be used as a building block. She introduced the cloudBit and posed the question, “Can we take the biggest revolution of our time, the Internet, and make it a building block, so that you can invent with it the way you’d invent with other materials?”

littleBits on the cover of MAKE! September 12, 2014

The current issue of MAKE Magazine profiles littleBits and its evolution from early prototypes to the cloudBit and other recent product launches.

“‘It’s already been a hit,’ says Richard Ganas, one of Quirky’s product designers, about the company’s new littleBits Pro Library, a massive collection of trim pots, sliders, buzzers, LEDS, motors, sensors, and other gadgets needed to quickly build novel circuits.”

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PSFK: The Maker’s Manual August 18, 2014

littleBits is featured several times in a special report on the Maker Movement published by PSFK and Intel. “Maker’s Manual” analyzes the Maker Movement, including the economic, societal and technological forces that drive it. The report highlights littleBits as an important resource for Makers.

Gizmodo: littleBits Now Lets You Build Your Own DIY Smart Home July 23, 2014

Gizmodo wrote a great piece highlighting the cloudBit and its potential to bring internet connectivity to anything.

“It’s an awesome idea. Not only can you build internet-connected devices out of bits, you can also hack into other devices—anything from a thermostat to a doorbell—and make it accessible in the cloud.”

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Gigaom: littleBits launches a cloud bit and turns from toy maker to hardware revolutionary July 23, 2014

Gigaom wrote about the littleBits’ cloudBit and included this quote from Ayah Bdeir:
“‘When you go into workshops and designers’ offices you see bins of cardboard and wood,’ said Bdeir. ‘We wanted to use the internet as a material. We are at a time and age when that needs to be made available to everyone.'”

Engadget: littleBits’ latest module lets you connect your creations to the internet July 23, 2014

Engadget reported on the launch of the cloudBit and littleBits’ Radioshack debut: “littleBits is announcing the cloudBit, a new module that, as company CEO and founder Ayah Bdeir puts it, allows builders to ‘just add internet’ to almost anything. . . More complex modules — like the Arduino module and today’s WiFi-enabled cloudBit — raise the ceiling of complexity for potential LittleBits projects.”