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Sunday, May 25, 2014

LittleBits Teams Up With NASA

+littlebitz has teamed up with +NASA to teach youngsters about space travel. littleBits is an opensource library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning and fun. Without a way for people to openly share and iterate on each other’s work without fear of repercussion.

Along with others in the fledgling open hardware industry, Bdeir helped to launch the first Open Hardware Summit in 2010, where hundreds of attendees converged on New York City to not only showcase their own open-source projects, but to provide input on the future of open hardware design.

As a figure in the open-source community, Bdier also actively worked on what would become Open Source Hardware Definition 1.0, which remains the foundation for open-source hardware guidelines. The definition gives freedom to inventors who wish to tweak, expand, or otherwise use designs that bear the open-source hardware logo, and is one of the single greatest steps toward an open hardware future so far.