Announcing LightUp Faraday
We launched the LightUp Faraday Kit. It brings wireless programming, a friendly iPad tutor and a bunch of new awesome projects into the LightUp world. Best of all,... Read more
LightUp Code and the Faraday Kit
We’re proud to share that kids have built more than 100,000 circuits with LightUp, many for the first time! It was quite an endeavor to ship out the... Read more
Web App, Windows Driver, Remaining Shipments
Over the past couple weeks, we redesigned the onboarding experience for the microcontroller block. We deployed the LightUp Learning app online, started internal testing of our community page,... Read more
Programming, Shipping, App
We’re so excited to finally have all these LightUp kits out in the wild! With production now mostly on autopilot, we’re putting our energy into creating the tutorials... Read more
Beyond Kickstarter & First Dibs on our Amazon Lightning Deals (right now!)
Last January we were just two guys with a handmade prototype and a vision of a world where kids were engaged with science and engineering and learning how things work.... Read more
It’s been a long journey, but they’re finally here! Most of your kits are now with our friends at Rush Order in Gilroy, CA and will be shipped... Read more
We’re so happy to share that we’re almost ready to ship your LightUp kits out to you. Assembly and kitting started yesterday, and our contract manufacturer estimates the kits will... Read more
Production is underway! As we speak, 2 tons of steel are smashing molten plastic into the 50,000 LightUp blocks that are going into all your kits. We’re thrilled... Read more
Real-time detection in LightUp Learning app, Production (re)starts, codebender partnership
First off, we owe our backers (you!) an apology for taking too long to publish this update. We’ve been working hard over the past couple months, but we should have... Read more
Shipping Update, Microcontroller block production-ready, LightUp Learning app on iOS & Android
Thanks again to the LightUp Junior, Pro, Deluxe, and Camp Kit backers waiting for their rewards to arrive. Our apologies for not publishing this update sooner.
We've been... Read more
LightUp Learning app ready on Android (almost ready on iOS), Maker Shed soft launch
The LightUp Learning app beta is finally ready! We’ve launched it on Google Play and submitted it to the iOS App Store for review. If you’re on Android,... Read more
LightUp Mini Kits Have Shipped
We’re excited to announce that LightUp Mini Kits have shipped! Our first shipment marks a major milestone in our journey, and we’re delighted to share the moment with... Read more
The past couple weeks have been a blur of activity, and we’re excited to be so close to starting assembly of the Maker Mini Kits. Despite a couple... Read more
Toy Testing Passed, Updated Ship Dates
If you’ve been following our updates, you’ll know that we’ve come a long way from what we proudly showed on Kickstarter. We’ve graduated from spray-painted CNC’d plastic and... Read more
T-shirts and Magnets Shipped, Open as in Open Hardware, Production Prototype, Shenzhen Bound!
T-shirts and Magnets Shipped!
Supporter Rewards, Safety Redesign, Microcontroller Block Improvements
Since our campaign ended, we’ve been chugging along getting our supporter rewards ready, reviewing our block designs and preparing for mass production.
Our good friend, Steven... Read more
The end, and the beginning
44 days, 1034 backers, and $120,469 later, we end an exciting chapter in the story of LightUp and begin a new one. We could not have done it... Read more
Manufacturing, Presenting, Interviewing
Time flies and there are just 3 days left in our campaign! Thanks to you we'll soon be manufacturing LightUp. Not only that, but you've helped us meet... Read more
LightUp Hub, Stretch Goal Ideas, Recent Events
We’re halfway through our campaign! We’re psyched that thanks to you, we’ve already smashed through our first stretch goal!
Now, we’re so very close to our second stretch... Read more
We’re funded! We’re incredibly grateful for all the support we’ve received over the past week. Thanks to you, we’ll be able to make LightUp a reality. Besides the awesome... Read more