Ayah Bdeir’s littleBits Amazing Electronic Kits

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is a research director at Institute for the Future, the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the co-founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools.

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By Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is a research director at Institute for the Future, the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the co-founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools.

248 Articles

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Ayah Bdeir is the founder and lead engineer of littleBits, a Brookyln-based startup that makes an open source library of color-coded electronic modules that stick together using magnets. littleBits is a great way to introduce people to electronics prototyping without soldering or accidentally frying components. I met Ayah at TED2012, and interviewed her on video there.

I also interviewed Ayah on the Make: Talk podcast, where she broke the exciting news that littleBits was launching its littleBits Community, a website where people can share their creations.

You can try out littleBits yourself by coming to this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area, taking place on May 19 and 20 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. Ayah will be on hand for demonstrations and a presentation, and we’ll be selling littleBits kits in the Maker Shed.

We interviewed Ayah at Maker Faire in 2001.