#News of the Bitosphere!
Pictured above, Beijing Chapter hosting a littleBits workshop in a local hospital.
Community Hall of Fame
Pete the Circuit Board Peacock was made for the #AnimatronicsChallenge by Mya, a home schooled seventh grader from Illinois and her Dad, Scott. “Hi, I’m Pete the Peacock! I walk, strut, and call out in the oh so very confusing peacock language. With a shell made out of a recycled orange juice container I won’t run out of juice!” Let’s watch Pete strut his stuff!
Global Chapter Case Study
As part of a four part series, @nickweinberg is interviewing Chapter Leaders from around the world, featuring different types of spaces. This past week Nick interviewed David @designsaunders about his experiences at Labrary @ Greenwich Country Day School.
Says David, “Our makerspace has been dubbed the Labrary because it was designed to be a mashup of a traditional school library and 21st century learning lab. We run classes during the day, offer micro-courses for some deep dive exposure to robotics, coding, and tinkering, and also offer monthly evening makerspace events for the community.” Read the full blog post here: www.littlebits.cc/labrary
AnimatronicsChallenge ENDS Midnight!
It’s the LAST DAY to submit to the #AnimatronicsChallenge! Do it, meow! You have until midnight, EST 2/29/16!!!
Eating Panda - #AnimatronicsChallenge by Egidijus and Raitis of the Vilnius, Lithuania Chapter. “This eating and slurping Kung-Fu Panda reacts to sounds and stops eating when it has been spotted. But only for a short while - it can’t resist food for long!”
Teams in Kelly Knight’s @kknight classes from Jacksonville, FL built 30 projects for the #AnimatronicsChallenge! 3rd graders made animals, and 6th graders made projects based on Greek Mythology. Every single one is super adorable! Let’s check out two:
Teams at Devincifablab posted 18 unique products this week! Here are two. Know they’re all impressive!
HearBox, an excellent #InventForGood prototype. “The Hearbox is a connected object mainly intented to deaf and partially deaf. With a simple shape and a classy design. A dial will notify you the arrival of a mail, a SMS, a call, or the ring of the door. In addition Hearbox is connected with a bracelet, the Hearband. It will alert you the importance of the notification with a short or a long vibration. Then just check the Hearbox to know exactly which kind of notification is it.” Watch!
Animalogie project is a cloudBit connected, Makey-Makey and Arduino pet feeder. “Your pet just has to put its paws on a board and animalogie will serve the biscuits. Moreover, you can block animalogie with your phone so your pet will not abuse food and become fat.” Let’s watch!
The moment you’re no longer scared of the dark because you invented your own flashlight! Talk about empowerment! - From a recent event at our Philadelphia Chapter with Leader, Sharon Newman Ehrlich (@CoolSciTeach).
The moment dogs first experience littleBits:
If you see a moment of empowerment, inspiration, contagion, tweet about it with #littleBits and post it on the forum under “The Moment”!
Ciao for now, Bitsters! Enjoy your week!