Calgary based startup and friends of Protospace, StitchKit, have launched a new Kickstarter campaign that is almost fully funded!
Based on their experience with Makefashion, they aim to make wearable fashion technology available to everyone. They have created a custom Arduino board with associated sensors, cool tech for any maker, not just in the wearables scene.
StitchKit comes with a custom Arduino-based board (based on the ATMega32U4) that is made specifically for FashionTech and wearables. The controller (the brain of a fashion tech/wearable piece) was designed to withstand movements of daily wear and use, yet is compact enough to be incorporated and hidden into your fashion or wearable piece. This is based on our experiences using several types Arduino boards and having them break during runway shows, or when people are wearing fashion tech pieces on a runway.
We also designed this board to be powerful with lights and so far, we’ve tested 300 lights at full white brightness with no issues, and over 500 for rainbow colors!
Let’s support this Calgary STEM startup and give them our backing!