Stop everything you are doing and watch this video from littleBits about the Droid Inventor Kit.
I have not played with this kit and only found out about it 30 minutes ago, but this video really got to me for some reason.
The music, the feeling that there was something special going on and the young girl was on an adventure to see what it was about, and the community of inventors working together to create these droids was just very cool to me. It just felt awesome to see.
My new role as a Makerspace Director has me thinking about what I'm trying to accomplish and the atmosphere in the room at the end is what I want to see in the Makerspace. Lots of movement and collaboration. Lots of support and smiles.
I've been drawn to littleBits over the past few years because they are committed to supporting young inventors. They want everyone to have an opportunity to make and break. I love that mission and it makes me smile when I can see parts of my childhood be reborn like littleBits has done.
I will be waking up early to make sure I can order my own kit or two when they are available.
Hugs and High Fives,