littleBits launch party and exhibition opening
littleBits is a growing library of preassembled circuit boards, made easy by tiny magnets
Opening: Thursday, April 30, 2009; 6PM – 9PM
Eyebeam: 540 W. 21st St. (btw 10th and 11th Aves.)
6PM: littleSneak: press preview
7PM: littleGeek: talk by Ayah Bdeir
7:30PM: bigLaunch: party
Exhibition was on view at Eyebeam April 30 - May 16, 2009
Crave creativity? Make something! Join us for the official product launch of littleBits at Eyebeam.
littleBits has a vision: to end the mysticism around engineering and electronics, to counter the black box product ideology of consumer electronics, and to fuel an explosion of creativity and innovation in artists, designers, kids and hobbyists. The release of littleBits Version 1 on April 30, 2009, unveiled a growing library of circuit boards preassembled by tiny magnets—the first of its kind. littleBits requires absolutely no programming, no prior knowledge and no hardware or software set-up. Just snap and play!
littleBits is an open source project developed under a Creative Commons license by Ayah Bdeir, in collaboration with Axel Esquite, Jie Qi, Luma Shihab-Eldin, and Young Jin Chung.
For more information visit: http://www.littlebits.cc
People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: design, electronics, hardware, open source, prototyping, sketching