Take the Challenge

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INVENT YOUR OWN DROID. WIN BIG.

You’ve been recruited to join the ranks of a global league of inventors. It’s your turn to become a Star Wars storymaker by creating the next generation of Droids. This is your chance to step into the action. To put your ideas into the galaxy. To earn the title of Droid Inventor. Oh, and to win epic prizes.


PRIZES

Epic prizes will go to 6 lucky winners (3 from each category):

 first place prize  second place prize  third place prize

FIRST PLACE

LUCASFILM DREAM TRIP

Grab the fam. We're sending you to San Francisco to get a VIP tour of Lucasfilm! You'll also get $500 to spend at littleBits.com.

SECOND PLACE

LIFE-SIZED SIGNED R2-D2

Take home an invaluable piece of Star Wars with autographs from the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Plus, you'll get a littleBits Code Kit!

THIRD PLACE

DISNEY SHOPPING SPREE

Invent more magic with $200 to spend at any Disney store, and bag some sweet littleBits swag. 




   
CONTEST CATEGORIES

 

Don’t be afraid to use all the Bits you own, and add craft materials like cardboard, Styrofoam, pipe cleaners, mom’s jewelry (you didn’t get the idea from us!) – whatever’s at home or in your makerspace.

 

Know your way around a 3D printer? Does laser cutting give you goosebumps? Could you earn an honorary degree in Droid Invention? This category’s for you! Start with Bits, then level-up. And up. And up!

 

JUDGING

Our all-star judges from Disney & Star Wars will award points based on:

  • Use of materials
  • Inventiveness
  • Video presentation

 

THE JUDGES
 daisy ridley  kathleen kennedy  kelly marie tran

This English actress plays Jakku scavenger and heroine in the latest Star Wars trilogy. You may know her better as "Rey". 

This Lucasfilm President has produced films like E.T., Jurassic Park, and Schindler's List and has been nominated for 8 Academy Awards.

This rising star plays Rose Tico, a Resistance maintenance worker, in the upcoming film Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

 

HOW TO ENTER

 

STEP 1 INVENT

Create a unique Droid. Is it camouflage? Can it deliver flowers to mom?

STEP 2 DOCUMENT

Film a video introducing yourself, your Droid, and what it does.

STEP 3 UPLOAD

Submit up to 10 custom Droids for more chances to win!

 

 

IDEAS FROM DROID INVENTOR HQ
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Scratching your head about what Droid to invent next? Check out these creations from the in-house Lead Droid Inventors here at littleBits.

FEATURED DROID

DRINK DELIVERY DROID 

The problem: It’s hot. You’re thirsty. But you just don’t want to get up. The solution: A mobile Drink Delivery Droid!

FEATURED DROID

PENCIL PUSHER DROID

The Pencil pusher Droid is always ready with a pen or pencil, and makes a great study buddy.

 

FEATURED DROID

DO MY CHORES DROID

You play video games. Your Droid dusts the tables. Win-win! We won’t tell your parents your secret.

 

EXTRA TIPS + TRICKS FOR YOUR CUSTOM DROID

  1. Head Games
  2. Body Work
  3. Paint by Numbers
  4. Sticking Around
  5. Helping Hand
  6. Bit by Bit

 

SUBMISSION TIPS

Want to make a winning submission? Take a page from our Lead Droid Inventor Families. Lights, camera…DROID ACTION!

TIP 1 INTRODUCE YOUR DROID

What’s its name? What does it do?

TIP 2 SAY HELLO

Let’s get to know each other

TIP 3 GET AN ACTION SHOT

Show off your Droid’s top skills.

 

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How it Works

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INVENT IT

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

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DOCUMENT IT

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

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SUBMIT 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.

Winners

3rd Place, Padawan Learner, littleBits Competition: Droid Inventor Kit - R2BCalm

CREATED BY: Hollister M. CATEGORY: Padawan Learner INVENTOR'S DESCRIPTION: "I have Autism so I designed R2BCalm to help me stay ca...

2nd Place, Padawan Learner, littleBits Competition: Droid Inventor Kit - This is the Droid You're Looking For

CREATED BY: Riley M. CATEGORY: Padawan Learner INVENTOR'S DESCRIPTION: "Obi-Wan Kenobi once said, 'These aren't the droids you're ...

1st Place, Jedi Master, littleBits Competition: Droid Inventor Kit - MSE-BBIN

CREATED BY: Sunil J. CATEGORY: Jedi Master INVENTOR'S DESCRIPTION: "My name is Sunil. I'm from Toronto, Ontario and this is my cre...

2nd Place, Jedi Master, littleBits Competition: Droid Inventor Kit - 02

CREATED BY: Graciela P. CATEGORY: Jedi Master INVENTOR'S DESCRIPTION: "My name is Graciela Prichard Leon and this is 02, my atmosp...

3rd Place, Jedi Master, littleBits Competition: Droid Inventor Kit - Coding Art Bot

CREATED BY: Sylvia D. CATEGORY: Jedi Master INVENTOR'S DESCRIPTION: "This droid combines drawing, neat hand writing, and coding in...

1st Place, Padawan Learner, littleBits Competition: Droid Inventor Kit - R2-Rock Lifter

CREATED BY: Carter B. CATEGORY: Padawan Learner INVENTOR'S DESCRIPTION: "This R2 unit helps us use the force to lift rocks.  ...

Prize

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First Place

Lucasfilm Dream Trip

Grab the fam. We’re sending you to San Francisco to get a VIP tour of Lucasfilm! You’ll also get $500 to spend at littleBits.cc.

Second Place

Half-size R2-D2 Replica

Take home an invaluable piece of Star Wars with autographs from the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Plus you’ll get a littleBits Code Kit!

Third Place

Disney Shopping Spree

Invent more magic with $200 to spend at any Disney store, and bag some sweet littleBits swag.

(3 from each category!) to take home inventor treasure.

Judging

Our all-star judges from Disney & Star Wars will award points based on:
1) Creative use of materials
2) Inventiveness
3) Video presentation

Daisy Ridley

This English actress plays a Jakku scavenger and heroine in the latest Star Wars trilogy. You may know her better as “Rey".

Kathleen Kennedy

This Lucasfilm president has produced films like E.T., Jurassic Park, and Shindler's List. She's been nominated for 8 Academy Awards

Ayah Bdeir

This founder & CEO of littleBits is an MIT Graduate, TED Senior Fellow, and cofounder of the Open Hardware Summit.

Kelly Marie Tran

This rising star plays Rose Tico, a Resistance maintenance worker, in the upcoming film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.