Invent Self-Lacing Sneakers

by hirumi_littleBits

Published on October 20, 2015

Design Challenge: Shoe’s untied? Yeah, right! Never fall for that old line again. Invent a pair of sneakers you can always trust are laced up.

Duration: 45 min

How To Make It


START BY FINDING A PAIR OF KICKS WITH LACES Strap your Bits to your shoes and experiment with different ways to pull the laces tighter.


IDEATE What Bits would you use to make your laces automatically tie? What input would be best to trigger a motor to tighten the laces? Spend time ideating, sketch up some ideas & prototype!


RECORD IT To complete the challenge, take a video of yourself using your new invention and explaining how you made it. The video should be 30+ seconds.


TAKE IT TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL Major bonus points if you can you lace your sneakers wirelessly!

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