Make Getting Started with littleBits by Ayah Bdeir and Matt Richardson
Preface I started working on littleBits in early 2008. I had graduated from the MIT Media Lab and had a prior background in Electrical Engineering. I grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, and to be honest, I never wanted to be an engineer. I am one of four girls and my parents tell me I was always a tinkerer, a maker and very often, a breaker. When it was time for me to decide what I wanted to do in university, my parents and teachers said I owed it to myself to be an engineer because I was good at Math and Science. But I had always found that engineering was dry and not creative. It wasn’t until I went to the Media lab that I discovered the power of engineering when combined with creativity.
I started to create my own artwork using electronics: wearable electronic fashion, interactive installations, lighting art. A little while after, I realized I was more interested in the tool than the outcome of what I was creating. I had been working with the design agency Smart Design with a colleague Jeff Hoefs, and we wrote a paper called “Electronics as Material.” Together we designed some of the earliest prototypes of littleBits and this was the beginning of a long research to try to put the power of electronics in the hands of everyone.
The book seems to be very well written and I would recommend it for anyone young or old who wants to get into littleBits
- Language : English
- Pages : 261 pages
- Authors : Ayah Bdeir and Matt Richardson
- Format : PDF
- Size : 13.2 MB
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