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Craftalight - the OSHW USB-powered LED light for your handbag (now on Kickstarter)

Craftalight is a small hackable USB-powered LED light for your handbag. With its integrated Hall-Effect switch it can sense a magnet sewn into the lid of a handbag/backpack thus lighting up when needed! Back us now on Kickstarter!

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Start hacking your handbag or back-pack with Craftalight the small USB powered sew-able LED light.

Some features:

  • Hackable: open-source hardware and firmware
  • Small and light: 70x20x6.5mm and ~10g
  • Available with white and black PCB solder mask
  • Adjustable brightness
  • Warm white LEDs (3200K) under a frosted acrylic diffusor window
  • Hall-Effect switch to detect when the purse is opened
  • High quality and low-stress design components
  • EPDM rubber seal to prevent dust accumulating between the PCB and the acrylic diffuser
  • Sew-able using the holes in the PCB
  • Includes a strong, sew-able magnet
  • for you to tinker: most unused microcontroller pins are broken out to soldering pads
  • DesignSpark PCB used as E-CAD for the design

The Kickstarter campaign is currently running. We'll publish more details, the full schematic, source code, etc after the campaign ends.

A personal note from your DesignSpark Community Manager

Thanks so much for sharing your Kickstarter campaign. I’ve personally pledged to help bring this Kickstarter project – designed entirely FREE using DesignSpark PCB – to life. You can pledge to get your own hackable handbag/back-pack LED light too and never need to fumble in the dark again!


We're a tiny embedded technologies startup from southern Germany (precisely Engen near the Lake of Konstanz). We have a few hobby electronic projects up our sleeves we're very keen to present you. Stay tuned ;)