Introducing Community AWSM
We love getting all your #trickswithbits posts on our project page and our social. Keep ’em coming. In the meantime, here are some of our favorites for the week.
And of course we are obsessing over this EPIC video featuring a Michael Jackson costume that glows to all your favorite moves.
And if you need some inspiration, do not fret; Special guest on our blog and wearables guru Becky Stern shared some pro tips on building the perfect costume for Halloween.
Tuesday was our debut of bitLab Live, a weekly community hangout that airs every Tuesday at 4pm EST on our Google Plus. Andrew our bitLab product wrangler and Paul our R&D Director hosted the show featuring special guests from the open hardware community Gabriel Anzziani from Gabotronics who showed of his oscilloscope module and superstar Community member Jude Brisson who demoed her controllable RGB led bit. The winner of our trivia show was @ludvikherrera – thanks to everyone who filled our twitter feed with “purple” the answer to our question “what color was our makerfaire booth this year.”
SCRATCH+LITTLEBITS = <3
This week Kreg Hanning, a Technology Specialist from Lesley University, hosted a great hangout about an extension he has been working on for the latest online 2.0 version. Kreg hosted a Google Hangout on Wednesday were he demo-ed his work; we were psyched to see it in action!
Our engineers will also be releasing a full-feature Scratch 2.0 version in the near future that will have improved functionality and lower the barrier to entry – stay tuned! In the meantime, feel free to try out the extensions, collaborate on the code in GitHub, and send us your feedback in our forum.
AN EVENT-FULL WEEK
Our community hosted a bunch of bitastic events this week! Jennifer Turliuk gave a workshop and a talk at MakerCon Nordic!
Eyebeam in Brooklyn and the Art In Your Space program hosted a #trickswithbits workshop! Check out these DJ pumpkins made by young artists using the synthkit.
And Falls Foundry in Sioux Falls hosted one too!
MEET THE MAKERS
That’s it for this week. Tune in next Friday for more news from our community. Till then, happy making!