Our dear friend Riccardo from Inntex visited the Distance Lab open day in Forres, Scotland where he met among the wearable electronic community Elena Corchero from Lost Values who officially launched the long awaited online shop ready to browse between various wearable electronic objects and a interesting educational textile electronics kit called ‘Loopin‘ developed by ZippyKit.
The kit contains precut felt, smart felt ears (electrical conductive felt), LEDs, battery holder and batteries, everything needed to build your own ‘Loopin’. A instruction video on Youtube (see below) makes it easy to assemble the different components.
The finished creature’s eyes light up when their smart soft ears are touched together or touch the ears of another Loopin.
The Loopin kit can be ordered from a selection of different colors for face, hair and eyes (LEDs) allowing to make your very own unique smart Loopin. The retail price is £12.00 ($19.80)
Loopin provides a fun and easy introduction into e-textile electronics for boys and girls with ambitions to become a future e-textile designer.