Take the Challenge

Illuminate your world using Bits! The invention of electric light was a game-changer for all human (and non-human!) kind. In this challenge, we want you harness the all-powerful LED to build your own glowing invention. You can create...
  • a secret flashlight for late-night reading
  • a hat that lights the way on your next adventure
  • a lantern to decorate a party
  • a machine that makes light dance
  • a bioluminescent animal
Use your inventor imagination to brighten up a dark situation. You can jump in and start making or follow our super easy-to-follow inventor steps below to get started!

Click here to download the challenge video.

Need some help getting started?

Use the Invention Cycle to get going:

Copy and remix this slideshow here.

Check out these community inventions for some inspiration:

Beginner to Intermediate
Intermediate to Advanced

Judges will determine winners based on the following criteria:
See slides above for full description.
  • Creative use of Bits and materials.
  • Inventive problem-solving.
  • Presentation and documentation.

Are you an educator?

Check out these learning resources:

How it Works


Brainstorm ideas, then start building prototypes. Feeling stuck? Try using the Invention Cycle to get started.


Create a video or moving GIF showing your invention in action. How does it work? Why did you make it?


Don't you want the world to see it? Share your invention. Submit it to the challenge! You could inspire the next inventor with your creation.


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We will have 6 prize winners!

The top 3 winners will receive up to $200 in Bits of your choice. Then 3 runners-up will get one of our littleBits expansion packs!



Ryan Mather

Ryan is a designer focused on play, learning, and technology. He is a Senior Designer on the Design Communications team at littleBits. His favorite move is the worm.

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Silvia Perez

I am a marketing executive, mother of 2 kids and i recently become an entrepreneur launching KidsInventors, my new baby, a maker space to promote creation an invention in Peru.

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Tia Singh

Hi, I'm Tia! I love creating and remixing with littleBits. I am part of the product design team. We design the Bits and create inventions just for you!