“To foster student creativity, inventiveness, and the “maker mindset,” Penn State is opening a new exploration lab in partnership with littleBits, a New York-based startup that empowers everyone to create inventions, large and small, with its easy-to-use electronic building blocks. Using these building blocks that connect with magnets to create circuits, students can learn, prototype, and tinker. The inventions they create can solve real-world problems and allow creators to connect objects to the “Internet of Things,” a network of physical smart devices that collect and exchange data.”

For more, please see the full story at http://news.psu.edu/story/371593/2015/09/23/academics/penn-state-partners-littlebits-connect-students-internet-things