Prototyping with LittleBits


We were fortunate to visit and participate in a workshop prototyping a device supporting an age-friendly city using LittleBits at The Cube, QUT

“An age-friendly world enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age.” World Health Organisation.


Our girls thoroughly enjoyed the day which began with  ‘play and explore’ the large interactive upon entering the Science and Engineering Block.


Then it was time to investigate the capabilities of LittleBits and watch a video of Ayah Bdeir, the founder of LittleBits, talking about how she designed these wonderful small electronic building blocks.


The girls were presented with images and articles of elderly people living and moving around. The girls worked in pairs to brainstorm and decide on one idea which they were interested in. Then it was all about designing and prototyping their devices!

Fun, fun, fun with amazing creations and terrific ‘pitching’ of devices!

Headset….Leia Dog…..Pop-up Crossings….Jet Chairs!!


Children are so creative…..

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Jackie Child
Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!