How would you innovate using littleBits? We are excited to be hosting a make-a-thon in the gorgeous Centre for Social Innovation space with our good friends at 3D-Hubs. Come learn how to reimagine the world around you by prototyping, building and innovating with littleBit circuits as your tool. Bring any item and we’ll help you hack it and bring it to life.
In addition, there will be a handful of guest speakers, giving short talks on their work:
Krystal Persaud (http://www.krystalpersaud.com/)- Director of Product Design, littleBits
Will talk about her new exhibition Feed Me and how we can reimagine the relationship between nutrition, health, and the body. "How does that relationship exist today, 5 years from now, or 255 years from now?"
Nikki Finnemore- Community Manager, 3D Hubs
Will discuss how 3D printing is revolutionizing design and innovation.
Leyla Acaroglu (http://www.leylaacaroglu.com/)- Sustainable Strategist & Designer
Will discuss how to use innovative design and systems thinking to create positive change.
Up for the challenge? Here is what to do next:
Assemble your team:
You can come by yourself or with friends (as long as everyone has signed up). Not to worry if you come solo, we will put togethers teams onsite.
Bring an object with you:
It can be anything from a kitchen utensil, like a fork or plate to a roll of toilet paper. The more playful it is, the better. We ‘ll hack it together the day of the event. Some ideas to help inspire you:
-If your fork could talk to you, what would it say?
-If your toilet paper roll was connected to the internet, what could it do?
-If your book could move, what would it do?
What you’ll learn:
-Circuits 101 knowledge
-Rapid prototyping with electronics
-A whole bunch of new friends
-Potentially, a SmartHome Kit (http://littlebits.cc/kits/smart-home-kit)? We will raffle this off with a handful of other goodies.
Be sure to RSVP:
We anticipate the event selling out fast. RSVP now to guarantee yourself a spot, but only if you are 100% sure you can attend. We understand that things do come up and plans change, so if you are unable to make it, please cancel as soon as possible, so that others have a chance to attend. We can’t wait to see you there!
*Please note this is an adult event, and even though we welcome families, there will be another location for the same weekend ion Saturday the 28th at the Brooklyn Public Library that is super family friendly. RSVP here (http://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/invent-anything-little-bi-central-library-info-comm-032815).