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About the Author
Ayah Bdeir is the founder and CEO of littleBits, electronics kits dubbed "LEGOs for the iPad generation."
Ayah is an engineer, interactive artist, and one of the leaders of the open-source hardware movement. Ayah's career and education have centered on advancing open-source hardware to make education and innovation more accessible to people around the world. She is a cofounder of the Open Hardware Summit, a TED Senior Fellow, and an alumna of the MIT Media Lab. Ayah has been named number 33 on Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business 2013 and littleBits has been named as one of CNN's top 10 Startups to Watch for 2013. Originally from Lebanon and Canada, Ayah now lives in New York City.