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A wearable light designed to work with your wardrobe.
A wearable light that works with your wardrobe.
A wearable light that works with your wardrobe.
367 backers pledged CA$ 33,987 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Angella Mackey + Kate Hartman Creator on February 26, 2015

      Thanks Michael! This is really excellent. Our top Nerd is particularly excited to try out the code!

    2. Michael Cramer on February 25, 2015

      I've been using an AVR Programmer (~$20 from sparkfun.com) to right new blink modes for the Vega Edge. Enjoy: https://github.com/mikewebkist/vegaedge

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      Tracy Larrabee on October 8, 2014

      So my battery is dead (or so I assume--no light). It doesn't seem possible to change the battery. Am I wrong?

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      Quentin COUILLARD on August 28, 2014

      My Vega Edge is arrived and I love it.

    5. Carolyn Polson on August 15, 2014

      Vega Edge received today. Awesome, can't wait to wear it outside (it's raining...), I've been wearing it on my coat around the house. Good luck with the business.

    6. Claire Darling on August 13, 2014

      Got mine as well - they are lovely! Thank you and I can't wait to see them in stores, as I know my friends will be asking where they can get some :)

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      Tiska on August 11, 2014

      Do you have any ETA of the standard Edge for your backers in europe?

      Can't wait to hold it in my hand :-)

    8. Kate Savaria on July 29, 2014

      Wooo!! Just got an email saying my Vega Edge is in the mail... can't wait to get it and put it to good use! :D

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      chris on July 3, 2014

      Hi Angella and Kate, great to hear that they're coming along well. I'm interested in the charging circuit for the lithium battery; is there a dedicated charging chip on board to look after the battery? A MAX1551 or something? Just wondering from my own experience with bricking lithium cells.

      Regards
      Chris

    10. Kate Savaria on June 17, 2014

      Any update on production? Thanks in advance!

    11. Lawrence Wong on March 31, 2014

      Any idea if we can hack the LED to have multi-colors ?
      It would be cool to be able to select the color or to cycle them...
      Like using this LED chip or similar?

      http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/WS2812B-RGB-LED-with-Integrated-Driver-Chip-10-PCs-pack-p-1675.html

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      Robert Tu on March 30, 2014

      Congratulations! So glad you guys made it!

    13. BorisKourt on March 29, 2014

      Woo! You made it with lots of time to spare! :)

    14. Carolyn Polson on March 29, 2014

      Congratulation! Looking forward to seeing your lights on the market :-)

    15. June Shin on March 26, 2014

      I have met Angella Mackey in Gothenburg Sweden. She is a creative and great leader and entrepreneur. That's why I funded this project. I am sure this will succeed.

    16. Kate Savaria on March 21, 2014

      Really hoping to see this project get funded! As of right now, if all 286 of us backers increased our pledges by $20.23, it would be 100% funded. Who's with me?!

    17. Angella Mackey + Kate Hartman Creator on March 21, 2014

      Hi! Since the Edge is made from leather we recommend that customers protect the Edge like they would their shoes - by applying a coating of leather protector, mink oil or polish. More on that in the FAQ section. The LEDs we use are very bright! As for the exact number of lumens, measurements of this are planned for future development. We did our best to describe the brightness of the LEDs also in the FAQ section and included the LED model and manufacturer.

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      Melissa Rosales on March 21, 2014

      Is it waterproof/resistant? How many lumens is each led?

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      Peter Stewart on March 15, 2014

      Great Idea! Go Guys!

    20. Angella Mackey + Kate Hartman Creator on March 13, 2014

      Yes! It depends on material and thickness, but the Edge is usually very good at clipping onto straps.

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      Nina Winter on March 13, 2014

      Is there a way to adapt this for use on a dog collar?

    22. Carolyn Polson on March 13, 2014

      Looks great! Can't wait to try it.

    23. Angella Mackey + Kate Hartman Creator on March 12, 2014

      Yes, definitely! The Vega Edge uses an ATtiny85 microchip running Arduino code. For those who are interested, we will be providing open source code for the light patterns as well as instructions on how to reprogram the board!

    24. Motiph Robotics on March 12, 2014

      Love the project. Can you tell me a bit about the circuit design? Does it use a microcontroller, and if so which one? Is it possible to reprogram?

    25. Angella Mackey + Kate Hartman Creator on March 12, 2014

      Hi! Yes, the batteries can be replaced. The Edge takes one standard coin cell battery (CR2032) - typically found at most places batteries are sold (including most department stores, grocery stores and bicycle shops).

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      P. Lorraine Doyle on March 12, 2014

      Seems like an attractive, simple safety device. Can the batteries be replaced?