3D + IoT : Make Smarter Gadgets Make-a-thon with Shapeways & LittleBits

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A coffee mug that wakes you up? A door that detects unwanted intruders? A text activated pet? Join Shapeways+ littleBits for a one day make-a-thon at the littleBits HQs and turn everyday home objects into smarter devices!

Up for it? Excellent, here is what to do next:

Assemble your team!

You can also come solo and we will do the match-making the day of the make-a-thon.

Bring with you an object.

It can be something from your home, a random thing from the toy store - a piece of clothing, up to you. The more boring it is the better ;) we ll hack it together the day of the event.

The challenge for the day of the makethon will be to turn a mundane object to something unique and beautiful.

If you have ideas already and want to start working on cad files, go for it :)


We anticipate the event selling out really fast. So RSVP now, but only if you are sure you want to come; space is limited so don’t take a spot from someone else if you are not 100% you can attend.

Speakers Line-up

Emily Tuteur, Experience Design Lead, littleBits, NY

Oscar Salguero, Senior Designer at Kid O Toys, NY

Ron Rosenmann, Senior Design Technologist, Frog Design, NY

Heidi Farrell, Design Engineer at Smart Design, NY


Entries from the Make-a-thon will be qualified to submit; check out the details and prizes over here http://littlebits.cc/shapebits

Bonus item: We will have a raffle for a SmartHome Kit (http://littlebits.cc/kits/smart-home-kit) and some other goodies the day of the event.