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blink blink kits provide circuit materials to make fun DIY, art & fashion projects with technology. Designed with girls, for girls!
blink blink kits provide circuit materials to make fun DIY, art & fashion projects with technology. Designed with girls, for girls!
blink blink kits provide circuit materials to make fun DIY, art & fashion projects with technology. Designed with girls, for girls!
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Thank you for your support!!! With 37 hours left, we're 100% funded! We're excited to see what we can accomplish in the hours remaining. We have an awesome *music* inspired stretch goal!

$30,000 Stretch Goal: We've received a ton of requests for music kits. If we reach this goal, we'll team up with awesome musician makers to prototype and design DIY Speaker Kits to make speakers out of eTextiles, fabric, and paper!

blink blink Creative Circuit Kits provide all the necessary tools to engineer arts, crafts, and fashion projects with technology, specifically focusing on girls & their beautifully inspired and uninhibited creativity. For ages 8+.

blink blink circuit kits teach the fundamentals of making projects with creative circuits so girls can enhance their DIY, fashion, arts, and crafts projects with light! 

Creative Circuits Projects!
Creative Circuits Projects!
Hack your favorite items with sewable circuits!
Hack your favorite items with sewable circuits!

With our comprehensive blink blink Creative Circuit Booklet and website tutorials (videos and step-by-step instructions), we fully support girls through the creative circuit exploration process.

The blink blink circuit building teaches introductory circuit theory concepts - power, electricity, parallel circuits, series circuits, and more! The booklet also provides 4 tutorials on projects that cover how to use all of the materials in the kit. We designed this experience to be playful and exploratory. Girls can start building immediately and learn about circuits, engineering, and science along the way!

Creative Circuit Booklet Sneak Peek
Creative Circuit Booklet Sneak Peek
Creative Circuit Booklet Sneak Peek
Creative Circuit Booklet Sneak Peek

We have hosted over 100 blink blink workshops where girls ages 8-18 have collaborated to design the blink blink experience, created art embedded with creative circuits, and thus helped create a welcoming and playful environment for young girls to explore building with technology.

Online video and GIF tutorials!
Online video and GIF tutorials!
Helpful Hint: Copper Tape GIF!
Helpful Hint: Copper Tape GIF!
The 'Make It' section of our website features Projects and Helpful Hints!
The 'Make It' section of our website features Projects and Helpful Hints!

The blink blink Possibilities Kit is our most robust creative circuit kit. This kit has a wide range of materials to get you making DIY, arts, crafts, and fashion technology projects right away. Comes with: blink blink Creative Circuit Booklet, copper tape, LEDs, 10 coin cell batteries, conductive thread, sewable battery holders, and more! (full description of materials below)

Paper Circuits Kits come with everything you need to make amazing light-up cards, origami, and paper sculpture projects: blink blink Creative Circuit Booklet, copper tape, LEDs, batteries, and an assortment of our favorite paper!

blink blink sticker!
blink blink sticker!
Unicorn FREAKER, blink blink Creative Circuit Booklet, & blink blink Tote!
Unicorn FREAKER, blink blink Creative Circuit Booklet, & blink blink Tote!
Join the movement! Buy a Kit and Donate a Kit to a school or maker space!
Join the movement! Buy a Kit and Donate a Kit to a school or maker space!

We've teamed up with Makey Makey to offer you a super exciting reward. Turn your DIY, arts, or fashion projects into musical instruments or game controllers with this super fun blink blink + Makey Makey package!

The Mood Ring by I Like It Here Club
The Mood Ring by I Like It Here Club

We have ONE amazing mood ring by Jessie Yeager of I Like It Here Club! Get it while you can! 

You will get the first official blink blink t-shirt! We're collaborating with the amazing Amy Wibowo of BubbleSort on the design; she’s an awesome software engineer and illustrator. Here's a sneak peek of the illustration! 

Visit our awards page on our website to read about all the awesome awards that we've won!

We've created blink blink because we believe that girls should have the opportunity to have fun experiences with technology and engineering at an earlier age!

We (Joselyn & Nicole) met in graduate school at Parsons while studying Design and Technology. While in school, we fell in love with all things code, wearable tech, and soft-circuits. Our passions aligned where tech and creativity intersected, and we saw other women having similar experiences. We both had the same thought, "Why didn't we come across this earlier?", and "We need to get this in front of girls!". This inspired us to design an experience for young girls to explore making and crafting with technology and art. We have been developing blink blink for two years by hosting workshops with girls to get the kit and experience just right.

Image from first blink blink workshop
Image from first blink blink workshop
Workshop with middle-school students
Workshop with middle-school students
blink blink cofounders: Nicole (left) & Joselyn (right)
blink blink cofounders: Nicole (left) & Joselyn (right)

Nicole studied aerospace engineering, in class and the machine shop she experienced male dominated and unwelcoming environments. As a filmmaker and someone interested in creative technology, Joselyn had similar experiences. Only 11% of engineers are women. We want to change these sorts of STEM gender imbalances by providing fun entry points into technology and engineering - through creative circuits!

Research shows that girls can become disinterested in science as young as 8 years old. Mainstream culture, television, and marketing campaigns often portray science and engineering as fields where boys thrive. blink blink is here to show girls that science and engineering can be fun, and that they can make awesome projects that light up while learning basic circuit-building concepts!

With the blink blink Possibilities Kit, you can make paper circuit and sewable circuit projects. Use the blink blink creative circuit materials to make the blinking, light-up, magical projects you've always dreamed of!

The blink blink Possibilities Kit provides you with the following: blink blink Creative Circuit Booklet, copper tape, conductive fabrics, conductive thread, craft supplies (sewing needles, felt, thread & more), LEDs, LED fairy wire, ten 3V coin cell batteries, 4 battery holders, and alligator clips. We provide you with enough materials to make 10+ projects.

Don't know what these materials are? Don't sweat it! Our Creative Circuit Booklet and online videos, gifs, and tutorials will show you how to use these creative circuit materials to make your DIY, arts, and fashion tech projects come to life!

blink blink Possibilities Kit materials
blink blink Possibilities Kit materials

blink blink is a fun, creative, and impactful way for girls to explore technology through arts, crafts, and fashion. With blink blink, girls will have the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts with fun hands-on circuit projects. We hope that by providing an entry point into STEM, we will see more girls stay with these fields. In order to see the true potential of blink blink, we need your help to manufacture the kits. By manufacturing the blink blink kits, we can lower the cost of our materials, reach more girls, and even establish blink blink maker spaces in schools!

F.A.Q

1. What will blink blink do after Kickstarter ?

The blink blink Possibilities Kit and the Paper Circuits Kit are only the beginning of our adventure. We intend to design and manufacture a variety of blink blink kits whereby kids can learn a number of science and engineering concepts in order to build a wide range of projects. Future blink blink kit designs include solar-powered energy design, DIY paper speakers, conductive play dough, sewable circuits and many more! 

We're on a mission to provide alternative entry points to mainstream maker and hacker culture, so girls have encouraging opportunities to craft, design, make, and play with circuits while having fun! blink blink is much more than our kits - it's a welcoming culture and environment for girls to explore technology and engineering through creativity.

2. What age group is blink blink designed for?

We are designing blink blink for girls ages 8 – 18; however, anyone between the ages of 8-108 can start creating with blink blink.

3. Can only girls use the kit? 

Our mission is to design blink blink with empathy for girls in order to provide girls with a welcoming environment to explore tech creatively; however, we welcome EVERYONE to start building with blink blink.

4. What makes blink blink different from other tech toys for girls? 

We have curated a unique selection of creative circuit materials and can truly say that we are the only tech and electronic kit that is designed with empathy for girls and co-designed with girls.

5. Did just the co-founder, Nicole & Joselyn, create blink blink?

No, we've had a TON of help from friends and colleagues, and blink blink would not be possible without them!

Thank you to:

Alex Tosti, Lucy Matchett, Yuchen Zhang, Nour Chamoun, Kristin Bell & Niki Selken who have helped on us everything from video shoots to graphic design and much more!

Parsons School of Design, 4.0 Schools, and the New Challenge grant for tremendous support and resources.

Risks and challenges

As with all Kickstarter projects and product design, there are risks, and there will be challenges. Because we are building a physical product, our biggest challenges will be mass production manufacturing and logistics. We already have a final design for the kits and know the different components are functioning. Our next steps include scheduling a production prototype run with a trusted manufacturer prior to mass production of the kits. We are absolutely devoted to producing and shipping the kits as soon as possible; however, sometimes there are schedule setbacks.

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    *~*THANK YOU TIMES A BLINK BLINK BILLION!*~*

    You'll be an honorary blink blink bestie and get a big THANK YOU! on our website.

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    *~*STICKER PARTY!*~*

    -blink blink sticker!

    Show all your buds your support for the blink blink team! Receive a super special blink blink sticker and our eternal love and gratitude.

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    *~*STICK IT TO YA!*~*

    - blink blink sticker
    - The blink blink Creative Circuit Book (PDF)

    Not only will you get our bomb.com sticker, but you'll receive the digital download of our robust creative circuit guide. Let the circuit party begin!

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    **TOTES**

    - blink blink Tote Bag

    Walk around in style with your very own blink blink tote bag.

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    **T-SHIRT!**

    - T-SHIRT with a blink blink + sailorhg design!

    You will get the first official blink blink t-shirt. We've teamed up with one of our favorite computer scientist girls, sailorhg of BubbleSort Zines, to design the shirt just for you!

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    **PAPER CIRCUIT PARTY!!**

    - blink blink Paper Circuit Kit
    - blink blink Creative Circuit Booklet (PDF)

    Our Paper Circuit Kit provides creative circuit materials and instructions to get you started on the wild ride of paper circuit building! With this kit, you can make light-up cards, origami, glowing lanterns, DIY flashlights, and more!

    blink blink Paper Circuit Kit includes:
    Huge roll of copper tape, 10 coin cell batteries, assorted LEDs, and an assortment of our favorite paper to get you making right-away!

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    **LIMITED**--EARLY UNICORN SPECIAL!

    - blink blink Paper Circuit Kit
    - blink blink Creative Circuit Booklet (PDF)
    - Unicorn FREAKER (a $10 value)

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    **LIMITED**-- SHE-RO HERO SPECIAL!

    - blink blink Paper Circuit Kit
    - blink blink Creative Circuit Booklet (PDF)
    - She-ro Hero blog post

    In addition to a paper circuit party, we’ll write a blog post about your favorite She-ro Hero (any woman you admire and aspire to be!) with a special shout out dedicated to you!

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    **"I LOVE BLINK BLINK AND I WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW!"**

    -blink blink Tote
    -blink blink T-shirt
    - FREE blink blink Sticker!

    Show the world how much you love blink blink with this awesome accessories packed reward!

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    **The POSSIBILITIES KIT aka The Motherload!**

    - blink blink Possibilities Kit!
    - blink blink Creative Circuit Kit Booklet (paper copy)

    The Possibilities Kit includes all the creative circuit materials you need to make arts, crafts, and fashion projects with tech! Plus, you'll get a paper copy of the comprehensive blink blink Creative Circuit Booklet.

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    **THE READY-2-MAKE PACKAGE!**

    - blink blink Possibilities Kit
    - blink blink Creative Circuit Kit Booklet
    - blink blink Tote Bag

    The Possibilities Kit includes all the creative circuit materials you need to make arts, crafts, and fashion projects with tech! Plus, you'll get a blink blink tote (yay!) and blink blink Creative Circuit Booklet.

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    *~*ONE OF EVERYTHING, PLEASE*~*

    - blink blink Paper Circuits Kit
    - blink blink Possibilites Kit
    - blink blink Creative Circuit Kit Booklet

    This reward is reserved for those that want to have the best time ever! You'll not only receive the super fun blink blink Paper Circuits Kit, but also the blink blink Possibilities Kit.

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    **ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES PACKAGE**

    - blink blink Paper Circuits Kit
    - blink blink Possibilites Kit
    - blink blink Creative Circuit Booklet (paper)
    - blink blink Tote Bag
    - Unicorn FREAKER (a $10 value)

    WHOA! This reward IS EVERYTHING! This reward was requested by a few people that obviously want to have the best circuit building life - ever. Enjoy!

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    **GET ONE, GIVE ONE PACKAGE**

    - Possibilities Kit for YOU
    - Possibilities Kit for a SCHOOL

    Get your philanthropic juices flowing with this reward! You'll get a blink blink Possibilities Kit and we'll donate a Possibilities Kit to a school that could really use it!

    We'll donate to a school in our NYC network, or we can send one to a school of your choice.

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    **BLINK RING BLING!**

    -Mood Ring by I Like It Here Club

    One of the most incredible jewelers known to (wo)mankind, Jessie Yeager of I Like It Here Club, has made a special Mood Ring for blink blink's Kickstarter campaign! *Picture in main section to the left*

    Ring Specs: Band is solid Sterling Silver. 1” in front to frame the 18x13mm oval stone.

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    **MAKER PARTY IN A BOX**

    - 2 blink blink Possibilities Kits
    - Makey Makey Collector's Edition ($70 value)
    - blink blink Tote Bag

    You'll get 2 Possibilities Kits, a Collector's Edition Makey Makey, and the blink blink Tote Bag!

    Makey Makey Collector's Edition Contents: MaKey MaKey, USB Cable, 7 Alligator Clips, 6 Connector Wires, Instructions and Visual Project Start Guide, Online Documentation, and 20 Color Stickers. Collector's edition includes beautiful tin carrying case.

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    **blink blink Maker's DOZEN**

    - 13 Paper Circuits Kit for the price of 12

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    *BLINK OUT YOUR SCHOOL*

    -10 blink blink Possibilities Kits

    You can make 10+ projects with one kit. IMAGINE what you could do with 10 kits!

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    *~*LIMITED Edition blink blink Signature Kit!*~*

    - Limited Edition signed blink blink Possibilities Kit!
    - Screen printed poster by CEO and cofounder, Nicole <3

    Not only will you get one of our Limited Edition blink blink Possibilities Kits, but you'll also receive a beautiful poster-sized screen print made by the wildly talented CEO and cofounder of blink blink, Nicole!

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    **blink blink WORKSHOP EXTRAVAGANZA!**

    - 3-hour workshop hosted by the blink blink team
    - 5 Possibilities Kits

    This super package includes a 3-hour workshop hosted by the blink blink team for up to 20 participants. Supplies will be provided, and 5 Possibilities Kits will be given.

    Fine print: Travel restricted to NYC Area.

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    **blink blink PARTY PARTY Package!**

    -10 Possibilities Kits
    -4 hour workshop party

    The blink blink team will host an unforgettable maker party. We'll fly anywhere in the US to host a 4-hour workshop on creative circuits. Participants will make whatever their hearts desire, from fashion technology projects, to a Rube Goldberg style installation, to jewelry technology projects.

    Supplies will be provided for up to 20 participants, and 10 Possibilities Kits will be hand delivered to you.

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    **BE RIGHT THERE PACKAGE!**

    -blink blink cofounders will speak at your next engagement!
    -10 blink blink Possibilities Kits
    - Digital recording of our talk

    Joselyn and Nicole, cofounders of blink blink, will come to you. We'll speak at your event, from school functions, to Girl Scout conventions, and everything in between. Appearances will come complete with 10 blink blink Possibilities Kits for you to keep, plus you'll get to hear their entrepreneurial story.

    Complimentary digital recording of the event will come with this package.

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