Lead by former University of Nottingham MA LTE student Ezequiel Aleman of the Universidad Tecnológica del Uruguay (UTEC) and advised by Dr. Pryce Davis of LSRI, the Bricks and Bits project draws many features of the maker movement such as the integration of a human-centred design approach, the active role in engaging a wide diversity of learners, and the emphasis on construction as a means to connect learning through powerful ideas and experimentation.

Bricks and Bits is a project that offers a makerspace to higher education students with the aim to connect students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, providing them an opportunity to provide a service to a child in their immediate community by re-designing a toy.