News from the Bitosphere - Sept 21, 2015

News from the Bitosphere!

September 21, 2015

Hi there, Bitsters! It’s looking like a glorious week when equality is within reach for our days and nights! :earth_africa: :earth_asia:

Forum tip: Clickable links are purple.

Community Hall of Fame

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers Reimagined :link: by Matt Fisher glows in the dark and spins! (@mphisher) is a pre-service teacher at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Matt’s project is a perfect example of how to document a project with detailed photos and steps! What an inspiration! :smile:

Chapter Spotlight

Gearbots Makerspace, with Dereck Dirom :link: @GearBots

Dereck connected with @nickweinberg about what it’s like to lead a littleBits chapter as part of the Gearbots Makerspace in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

“We are constantly amazed by how kids can easily prototype and build complex contraptions. It has been great to see their confidence grow and their creativity shine when snapping the littleBits together.” Read More

Hack Your Backpack Challenge

#HackPacks are lighting up, making noise, and delighting teachers and classmates! Enjoy these three contenders in no particular order:

  • Glow Pack #HackPack: helps Ben find his backpack in the dark without waking anyone!

  • "Light a Pack #HackPack" by Matt, Nate & Brysen

  • The #HackPack deadline is extended to Sept 28th, so keep on hackin’ friends!

Who’s Going to Maker Faire NY this Weekend?

Below is the short and sweet digest of what you can expect.

  • Get a sneak preview of bits never before seen!
  • Hear a talk from Ayah!
  • Try the GIANT ARCADE!
  • Play with bits!
  • Saturday Evening Meetup at the new littleBits Store in NYC
  • Read all about it! :arrow_left:

Community Call

Join us at our next Community Call, when we will announce the Hack Your Backpack Challenge winners! There will be prizes… :musical_note:
When: Thursday, October 1st, 12pm (noon) EST
Where: the Unhangout Video Chat Room.
Why: Because we love you, silly, and it’s a great way to make friends! :purple_heart:

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