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Sphero acquires LittleBits and its set of scientific toys

The popular STEAM education company Sphero announced today that it has acquired LittleBits. You may remember LittleBits as the company behind toys that teach kids about electronics, and Sphero has
Sphero acquires modular electronics company LittleBits

Sphero acquires modular electronics company LittleBits

Sphero announced that it has acquired modular electronics company LittleBits for an undisclosed sum, catapulting it to the top of the STEAM toy market.
Sphero has acquired littleBits

Sphero has acquired littleBits

Sphero and littleBits have long been kindred spirits in the world of entertaining STEM toys, and soon they’ll be one and the same. Sphero this morning announced plans to buy the New York-based
Sphero Just Bought littleBits to Become One of the Largest Makers of Educational Toys

Sphero Just Bought littleBits to Become One of the Largest Makers of Educational Toys

Late last year Sphero revealed that it was going to stop producing toy robots based on popular characters like R2D2, BB-8, and Lightning McQueen. Many wondered if the company’s decision to return its
Sphero Just Bought littleBits to Become One of the Largest Makers of Educational Toys

Sphero Just Bought littleBits to Become One of the Largest Makers of Educational Toys

Late last year Sphero revealed that it was going to stop producing toy robots based on popular characters like R2D2, BB-8, and Lightning McQueen. Many wondered if the company’s decision to return its

Can robots find a home in the classroom?

With the demise of some robot makers, it’s fair to wonder if there will be a time when robots have a real place in our lives. But some robots are finding a home in a counterintuitive place: schools.

LittleBits CEO Talks New Disney Partnership, Girls in STEM & Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Founder of techie toy company littleBits Ayah Bdeir has changed how kids view engineering. Now, she's taking her mission one step further.
LittleBits and Disney launch Snap the Gap to teach girls STEM

LittleBits and Disney launch Snap the Gap to teach girls STEM

LittleBits, Disney and UC Davis announced this morning that they’ve joined forces for the launch of Snap the Gap. The program is designed to give girls a jumpstart into the ever-important world of
A 60 Minutes story about gender equality accidentally proved the persistence of patriarchy

A 60 Minutes story about gender equality accidentally proved the persistence of patriarchy

A show meant to highlight women and girls in tech ended up featuring a man, thus showing exactly how powerful cultural conditioning really is.

LittleBits lays off employees as it shifts focus toward education

New York City open-source maker startup LittleBits began to lay off staff last month, TechCrunch has learned. The loss of jobs comes as the company looks to shift more focus toward the K-12 market.

The best toys and coding kits to give as gifts

Last year, we included a kid-focused section in our holiday gift guide for the first time, and this year we've brought it back. We have all sorts of options sure to please any kid on your list,

The best toys and coding kits to give as gifts

Last year, we included a kid-focused section in our holiday gift guide for the first time, and this year we've brought it back. We have all sorts of options sure to please any kid on your list,
The ultimate guide to gifting STEM toys: tons of ideas for little builders

The ultimate guide to gifting STEM toys: tons of ideas for little builders

The holiday season is here again, touting all sorts of kids’ toys that pledge to pack ‘STEM smarts’ in the box, not just the usual battery-based fun. Educational playthings are nothing new, of course.
Unintentionally Creepy Halloween Costumes, Space Rovers, and All the Best Toys You Missed This Week

Unintentionally Creepy Halloween Costumes, Space Rovers, and All the Best Toys You Missed This Week

Ending the week without a list of new ways to blow your paycheck just feels wrong, so welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the coolest toys we’ve seen on the internet. This week we’ve
LittleBits intros three kits to explore music, space and more

LittleBits intros three kits to explore music, space and more

LittleBits has been keeping busy. The New York based educational hardware startup recently announced a new Avengers-themed kit and its first acquisition. This morning, it’s back with three new kits,
Littlebits' latest kits are inspired by modern inventors

Littlebits' latest kits are inspired by modern inventors

LittleBits is introducing three new kits that teach children about electronics and how to think with a creative, inventive and activist mindset. The Base Inventor Kit, which will retail for $99.99,
I Felt More Like Tony Stark Than Iron Man While Building and Programming This Superhero Gauntlet

I Felt More Like Tony Stark Than Iron Man While Building and Programming This Superhero Gauntlet

For almost seven years now, littleBits has been cleverly getting kids to learn about tech with programmable electronic building blocks that make anyone an instant hardware hacker. Its latest kit also

LittleBits acquires kids educational community DIY Co

LittleBits is making its first acquisition. The New York-based educational hardware company has agreed to acquire DIY.co, an educational social network for kids. Co-founded in 2011 by Vimeo’s Zach
LittleBits enlists the Avengers for its latest kit

LittleBits enlists the Avengers for its latest kit

Being a part of the Disney Accelerator is the gift that keeps on giving, apparently. After introducing R2-D2-hacking Droid Inventor Kit last year, LittleBits is back with a new kit featuring The
littleBits Avengers Inventor Kit lets kids create their own super gauntlet

littleBits Avengers Inventor Kit lets kids create their own super gauntlet

Last year, littleBits launched its very awesome Droid Inventor Kit. The kit aimed to get kids interested in STEAM fields by allowing them to create and code their own astromech droid from Star Wars.