News from the Bitosphere, Oct 20, 2015

#News from the Bitosphere!
Hi everyone! Welcome to our Gizmos & Gadgets Kit & #HackHalloween Monster Mashup edition. :bitstar: :jack_o_lantern:

What will you make for the #HackHalloween contest? Create a scary movie featuring your bitified costume or prank and upload it to littlebits.cc/projects by October 31st for a chance to win a GoPro camera and up to $3,000 worth of littleBits! :smiley:

Gizmos & Gadgets Kit Community Projects!

Borko hosted brainstorming sessions with his kids to invent this completely modular tabletop golf course. Beneath plastic turf, subterranean foam allows players to move sunken sand and water hazards to create 18+ unique holes. AMAZING! Click below to watch Par 4 in 30 seconds! :slight_smile: And read more about Inventor, Borko Jovanovic in this interview by @nickweinberg !



Travis attached a bargraph and servo to a standard dog cape with velcro and hook & loop shoes to make a “Super littleBits Copter Dog Cape!” Now Stella is flying herself to the littleBits store! Good doggie!

'#HackHalloween Events at the NYC littleBits Store!

@Kristen helped new Bitsters make delightful littleBits powered Jack-O-Lanterns this past weekend. There will be events there every weekend in Octobera! Click below to watch a pumpkin wiggle its eyes at youuuuu! :jack_o_lantern:

  • Upcoming events at a Chapter near you: littlebits.cc/events

Spooktacular New Inventions!

  • Mitch @mmalpartida s girls helped make #HackHalloween: Real Life Minecraft Creeper, yet they can’t stop screaming to demonstrate what will happen to trick or treaters on Halloween! :slight_smile: :scream: A window mounted motion trigger and wireless transmitter trigger the MP3 player, upgraded servo and led’s to make cardboard creeper come to life. :jack_o_lantern:



  • '#HackHalloween Monster Candy by @alexpikkert A seamingly innocuous box has a red eyed spider inside that will make spooky noises and come out if you reach too close for candy!!! Also inside are a variety of innovations, including a hacked long led, servos with shirt buttons as rollers, a bitsnap converted to the new powersnap ( GGK - yo! ), and a noise reducing filter. Alex explains all these modifications, so they are actually quite approachable for a n00b hackr. :jack_o_lantern: Click on the video if you dare see a demo!



  • Everyone’s looking forward to seeing your #HackHalloween project! Do it MEOW! :scream_cat:
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