Thanks to all of the #HackPack inventors who participated in this year’s Hack Your Backpack back to school challenge. Over 50 backpacks were submitted to the littleBits project page, including ones that automatically unzipped, glowed in the dark, played music and even flashed #IStandWithAhmed and #ILoveCats on LED matrixes.
The judges have made their decision and it’s time to announce the winner … drum roll please…..
The winner of this year’s Hack Your Backpack competition is Sky Shin for her littleBits Grab & Go Backpack. Sky is 14 and lives in Los Angeles, CA. She has a YouTube channel where she post things she makes such as vending machines and Squishies. Squishies are basically foam that is shaped into characters and food. She enjoys making vending machines when she has time, and when she came across littleBits she thought it was the perfect way to make an electronic machine instead of a cardboard machine.
How does the littleBits Grab & Go backpack work?
The littleBits Grab & Go Backpack is a vending machine you can bring along with you! Hungry while walking to your next class? Just press the button, grab, and go! A simple portable vending machine on your backpack with colorful lights. What’s next? Perhaps a littleBits claw machine!
THE RUNNER UPS
-The Backpack Zipper, invented by nine-year-old Owen. The backpack zips your up with the press of a button!
-Nine-year-old Helena’s #Hackpack, which allows her to listen to audio books, play her favorite music over speakers or earphones and also create her own music tracks with the help of GarageBand. She invented this project at the “Hack Your Backpack” workshop in NYC at the littleBits store.
–I Love Cats #Hackpack by young New Yorker Gemma! Gemma loves cats and wanted to let everyone to know. What better way to advertise then an LED billboard scrolling the words “#I love cats” followed by a cat face, showing through her transparent outside backpack pocket?
Thanks again to our esteemed judges!