PEEKABOO Alarm Clock.: a littleBits Project by Jiyoung Min. Education Project: Make Something the Conserves Something. PEEKABOO Alarm Clock.: a littleBits Project by Jiyoung Min. Toilet Paper Dispenser: Sheet Saver #Shapebits: a littleBits Project by nickweinberg. Smarter Than Your Home. We are so excited to be announcing a very special contest in partnership with our friends at Shapeways.
Find something in your house that you consider mundane. A coffee mug, a pair of old gloves a floppy disk. Now ask yourself, how can you make it smarter? With littleBits and 3D printing, of course! Upcycle that object into something smarter and cloud-connected. The maker behind the smartest, most awesome project submitted will get a One of Everything Collection, which includes 100 Modules ($1,913 value) and $500 in 3D printing credit from Shapeways.
In addition, the top three entries will be showcased in our MakerFaire booth in San Francisco this May and featured in our newsletters and our Community Hall of Fame. The contest takes place in 2 phases. Ideas Phase: Deadline to submit is March 28th. To enter this phase upload your projects to the littleBits project page using the hashtag #shapebits. *Remember this is a community who loves sharing work in progress. Education Project: Make Something the Conserves Something. Counter That Counts to 999: a littleBits Project by RichB. Neon Sequencer Sign: a littleBits Project by littleBits. You need to build two circuits for this project (one transmitter circuit and one receiver circuit).
Build the transmitter circuit: power + wire + button + wire + timeout + pulse + wire + wireless receiver. The timeout should be set to on-off mode. In this mode, when the button is pressed, the following modules will turn on for the amount of time that you set. Use the screwdriver to adjust the time. *The time adjustment is very sensitive, so turn slowly. Laser cut light wire pattern in the wood panels. Paint the panels. Drill holes in the sides of the panels. Attach the Sawtooth Hangers.
Weave the light wire through the panels to make the characters. Giraffie and Hedgie go on a voyage: a littleBits Project by Heidi Cwik. Playful Pet: a littleBits Project by littleBits. Start with this circuit: power + pressure sensor + wire + vibration motor + branch + 1.)
Long LED 2.) wire + pulse + servo (in swing mode)3.) Long LED Find a box to be the dog's body. Cut piece of cardboard to be the dog's head. Hot glue the head on the side of the box. Put hot glue on top of 4 cups. Place them under the box as feet. Insert modules into the dog's body. Cut a hole for the pressure sensor and the power switch. Tape the servo to the back so it can be the tail. Poke holes in head for the eyes and the tongue. Put the long LEDS through the eye holes and the vibration motor through the tongue hole. Draw and cut out ears, nose, tail, and spots. Add styrofoam balls to the LEDs. Counter That Counts to 999: a littleBits Project by RichB. #BitOlympics Challenge: Track & Field: a littleBits Project by PWHill.
Level: Beginner to advanced Time: 2+ hours Recommended Kits: Any littleBits Kit + the Makey Makey module.
Skills: Design Thinking, Technology Literacy, Documentation Design Challenge: How would you imagine a track and field event by creating something that either runs, jumps or throws? Not sure what to create? What would your favorite track and field event look like? Track and field is a sport which combines various athletic contests based on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The running events, which include sprints, middle and long-distance events, and hurdling, are won by the athlete with the fastest time. Upload: To complete the challenge, upload your project to the littleBits Project Page with the hashtag #BitOlympics. The specific bits you used in the project.Reflect on what did you do 1st, 2nd and 3rd.A 30-second video of your project working.Have any questions? Credits: Christophoros Kachris.