Inc. wrote about the newest addition to the littleBits library, the cloudBit, and how designers are using littleBits to prototype their inventions. “…within the past year, Bdeir says the company has seen countless professional designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs create prototypes with the adaptable product. . . One company called Ringly even used littleBits to build the prototype for its product, an Internet-connected ring that lets users know when they have an important call or email.”
Gigaom wrote about the littleBits’ cloudBit and included this quote from Ayah Bdeir:
“‘When you go into workshops and designers’ offices you see bins of cardboard and wood,’ said Bdeir. ‘We wanted to use the internet as a material. We are at a time and age when that needs to be made available to everyone.'”
Engadget reported on the launch of the cloudBit and littleBits’ Radioshack debut: “littleBits is announcing the cloudBit, a new module that, as company CEO and founder Ayah Bdeir puts it, allows builders to ‘just add internet’ to almost anything. . . More complex modules — like the Arduino module and today’s WiFi-enabled cloudBit — raise the ceiling of complexity for potential LittleBits projects.”
Ayah Bdeir spoke recently at SOLID, an O’Reilly conference that focuses on the intersection of hardware and software. In her presentation, Ayah discussed the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how we can empower people to create their own devices and customized solutions using cloud-connected littleBits.