Meet the Inventor

Madison Maxey & Mari Kussman

Maddy Maxey & Mari Kussman run The Crated and are the makers of the tilt bit in bitLab. Watch their story in the video and learn more about Maddy the CTO of TheCrated, her super powers and inspirations in a quick Q&A we did with her below.

What’s your maker superpower? Persistence. With enough Googling, desoldering and refactoring, just about anything will eventually work.  I find that persistence is the key to success when it comes to solving hard problems.

What inspires you? Gaining a deep understanding of the world around me. There are so many adventures just waiting to be had in the study of the objects around us. I love investigating how the world is fabricated and using this understanding to optimize systems.

What did you use littleBits for? To make a module for the bitLab! Visit our gesture sensing tilt module here.  Make sure to watch the video for some serious 8 bit beats.

What’s your advice for others submitting to bitLab? I would highly recommend using the HDK as it provides an incredibly useful set of tools that make prototyping much more pleasant. The proto bits both saved my sanity and our project from utter destruction.

What’s your dream bit? an interactive projection bit. If only the Sixth Sense came in bit form… *sigh*

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