November 21, 2012 AT 5:30 pm

littleBits v03 Launch Party! #wearablewednesday

Last night in NYC, littleBits threw a holiday party to celebrate their v03 Bits launch, including their new Extended Kit and Holiday Kit (featured above!). It was a great night and I want to share a few highlights! (From an admittedly electronics-focused perspective. The pictures of merrymaking were simply too dark to share!)

EthanAndCrew

The core staff each flashed their littleBits colors — by wearing bits configured for blinky wearables! (Including founder Ayah’s glowing antennae and Ethan’s EL-bowtie (above).

heatshrinktrick

Industrial designer Jordi Barras shared a “dotted line” EL wire trick — take a long strip of heatshrink tubing and punch holes up and down it with a holepunch. Heatshrink it to your EL wire for an unusual effect!

installation

The animated littleBits sign alternated between aqua EL wire and bright white LEDs — a particularly charming effect once the lights went out for dancing.

bitmagic

The new littleBits displays are rather cunning — thin fishing line material attaches to each separate bit, counter balanced within the pedestal just enough that it is easy to quickly change their arrangements, but it is difficult to walk off with them.

Ayah

Check out Ayah hosting in her glowing, bobbling antennae — not as cool an effect in the bright light as later when the music hit and the littleBit staff showed off their dance moves.

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