About this project
A light-up blinky bow tie kit that makes crafting w/ electronics super cool! It's a DIY craft, a party favor, and wearable tech in one!
My new light-up paper bow tie kits come in packs of 10, so they're perfect for parties, events and education. (Or hoard them for yourself so you can match every outfit you own with high-tech style.)
The super quick version:
The detailed version:
What's your LED style? Each kit makes 10 bow ties that come in three colors. You can choose to match the bow centers, or mix them up to create your own unique look. All kits come with color changing Party Flash LED lights (for super blinking awesomeness!)
Which kit will you pick? Choose from these color combinations:
The "Neon" Kit
The "Elegance" Kit
The "Blues" Kit
The "Formal" Kit
And... They're back!
Last year I launched TechnoChic DIY Light-Up Paper Flower Kits on Kickstarter. Now, I'm bringing them back and they're better than ever - NOW Light-Up Paper Flower Pins come with PARTY FLASH LED's!
Express yourself! Mix and match the flower petals to create your own unique design. Thread the petals, attach the battery and pin, and wear! Detailed printed instructions come with each kit. I'll also make an instructional video to watch online.
The "Neon" Kit
The "Elegance" Kit
The "Blues" Kit
Photo Booths. Fun props.
Saturdays. Craft all day and party all night.
Parties & Corporate Events. A quick hands-on activity makes a great ice breaker!
Formal Events. A flashy look for the Droids Ball
Maker Spaces & Maker Clubs. Welcome new members with quick and fun activity!
Maker Faire. Wear your flair to Maker Faire.
Night Life. Make a new tradition!
For too long, creators have identified with a certain type of skill set - either hard skills like soldering and robotics or soft skills like knitting and sewing. These two groups rarely crossed, and that same line has often been drawn between genders. TechnoChic shatters these conventions by providing a resource for crafters to explore technology, and techies to explore craft.
Incorporating electronics and engineering principals into crafts (where most women fall in love with making things) could ignite a major shift in balancing the gender gap in STEAM fields.
TechnoChic DIY tech-craft kits provide a path to discover a love of technology through easy and fun craft projects that focus on small positive experiences that can be built upon easily.
The most common question after building a TechnoChic project is "Wow - what can I build next?"
Special thanks to these blogs for featuring my project! :)
- Mario The Maker Magician
- The Coding Train
- Hyper Crafty
- Craft Box Girls
- 30 Minute Crafts
- The Geekly News
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I have worked hard to find quality materials and capable businesses to help me complete this project. The most expensive piece of the project is overcoming the high costs of custom cutting and stamping dies, and running them on the manufacturing equipment: professional die cutting and foil stamping presses. This type of process is expensive to set up, then the more you buy the cheaper it gets per piece.
These are the dies I had made with the help of my last Kickstarter project - aren't they pretty? I feel so lucky to be working with such cool manufacturing processes, and I love sharing my adventure with my backers!
Top: Foil Stamping Die, Bottom: Steel Rule Cutting Die
Your support matters! Kickstarter backers make a huge difference - your collective support allows me the funds to have my products produced! So, I want to thank you with some exclusive perks.
Get a kit, get a sticker too!
Kickstarter Exclusive Bonuses!
BONUS ACCESSORY PACK: Kickstarter Exclusive! Rewards $50 + get a bonus accessory pack so you can start making projects right away!
BONUS LED PACK: Pledge more, get more! Rewards $90 + get a bonus accessory pack AND A bonus LED pack: 10 assorted LED's for you to use in your next tech-craft project
Give & Get
TechnoChic has partnered with the New Jersey Consortium for Gifted and Talented Programs (NJCGTP) to donate tech-craft kits to be used in public schools throughout New Jersey.
The New Jersey Consortium for Gifted and Talented Programs is a non-profit organization dedicated to enrich the lives of gifted and talented students. For over 30 years, the NJCGTP has provided exciting events and programs to thousands of gifted and talented students from member school districts throughout New Jersey.
Help TechnoChic reach the Kickstarter goal AND share this project with students across the state by backing one of the Give & Get rewards!
Please support the campaign today. :)
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Meredith Hutchinson Hartley, Sam Hartley, Lorelei Hartley, Amber Chartier, Lauren Hegdahl, Jason & Paige, Kim Wong, Jennifer L. Wendel, Charles Haase, Michael Consentino, Matt, Amanda, Mom, Gabby, Ashley, Annie & Bert
Risks and challenges
I'M PREPARED TO MAKE THIS PROJECT GREAT!
I've worked very hard to foresee the costs, risks and challenges the project will face. I will be relying on manufacturers and suppliers that have been working with me to determine the costs and timelines for this project. I believe they will be able to provide their products and services within the timeline of this campaign. If anything unforeseen happens, I promise to keep excellent communication, and clearly define any changes. :)
The road to a product can be bumpy or smooth - but I hope you'll join me and enjoy the ride! I love sharing my process with backers, so I hope you'll find backing this campaign interesting and fun!
NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS:
Some countries may charge you a customs fee to receive your shipment. Please contact me if you need help determining if a customs fee applies and how much it will be. Your items will ship from Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.
I'd like to be honest and say that international shipments are tricky and some get stuck in the mail or come back to me - it's just unfortunately the way it is. If an item is returned to me, I will refund the cost of the kit minus the cost of shipping (because I have already spent that money). Thanks for your understanding!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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