Ayah Bdeir

LittleBits Receives $44.2M in Funding, Names New Key Hires

LittleBits, the New York-based open source hardware startup that produces modular snap-together circuitry kits, announced this morning that it has raised just over $44 million in its Series B funding from DFJ Growth as well as Morgan Stanley, Grishin Robotics, and Wamda Capital, among others. This is one of the largest rounds to come out of […]

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Ayah Bdeir on LittleBits’ Hardware Development Kit

littleBits founder and CEO Ayah Bdeir shows how their new Hardware Development Kit and bitLab enables makers to create their own Bits to work with their electronics prototyping library and then offer them for sale to others. She demonstrates two new Bits that were created with HDK: Bleep Drum, a lo-fi Arduino-based drum machine and […]

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littleBits Launches Its Own Hardware “App Store” with BitLab

LittleBits wants to add your electronics modules to its collection — and they’re borrowing a chapter from the app store to help make it happen.

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littleBits Synth Kit Makes Every Kid Into a Musical Experimenter

littleBits’ Synth Kit it’s a series of open-source synthesizer modules, co-designed with synth legends Korg. In short, it lets kids experiment with electronic music.

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littleBits: Children are Teaching Adults to Make Again

littleBits CEO Ayah Bdeir spoke at the Make: Innovation stage about littleBits, a line of kid-friendly modular electronics. She said when kids see littleBits they dive right in and start building circuits, while adults are much more fearful, afraid they’ll break something and wanting to read the instructions first.

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Today on Maker Camp: Making is Believing

We’ve got a double header for you as we kick off final week of Maker Camp. The theme of this week is Make Believe and to get started we’re going to hangout with master costume and prop builder Shawn Thorrson at 11am PST who will show us how to make a prop hammer out of casting foam. For added inspiration, he’ll also he showing off some of the amazing props he’s created. Then at 1pm PST we’re going to hangout with Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO of littleBits. She will lead a special Make: Believe HOA demonstrating how littleBits can help anyone use electronics to bring imagination to life. And she’ll be showing off her Unihorn Bike Helmet that you can make, too!

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