The ProtoSnap series is a nice way to prototype your e-textile project without a breadboard. Everything is wired together on a single board, which makes it easy to explore the possibilities of the components before snapping them apart and sewing them into your project.
The ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board is designed to get you started in the world of e-textiles. Combining an LilyPad Simple Board with other LilyPad components (a buzzer, a vibration motor, an RGB LED, a button, a switch, five LEDs, a light sensor, and a temperature sensor), the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board lets you dive right into wearable electronics. When you've learned how to program the LilyPad Arduino Simple Board, break apart the components and explore the power of the LilyPad platform.
The kit includes needles (three 48mm/1.23mm; two 39mm/0.67mm), two bobbins of conductive thread (60 ft total), a 110mAh LiPo battery, and a programming interface board. All you need to provide is a mini-USB cable.
LilyPad Starter Kit Contents The following components are all on the ProtoSnap board itself, wired together so that you can test your program before snapping them apart to sew into your project.
Arduino Connections The board's silkscreen indicates to which Arduino pin each component is connected. However, once you break everything apart and start sewing your circuit together, you'll want to refer to the following table:
|Component ||Arduino Pin |
|RGB LED - Red||9 |
|RGB LED - Blue||10 |
|RGB LED - Green||11 |
|Slide Switch||2 |
|White LEDs||5, 6, A2, A3, A4 |
|Buzzer (+)||7 |
|Buzzer (-)||12 |
|Light Sensor||A6 |
|Temp. Sensor||A1 |
LilyPad Overview LilyPad is a wearable e-textile technology developed by Leah Buechley. Each LilyPad is designed to have large connecting pads to allow them to be sewn into clothing. Various input, output, power, and sensor boards are available. They're even washable (except for the Buzzer board) — just remember to remove the battery first.
See our LilyPad category to find more LilyPad components and conductive thread you can use to sew a circuit into clothing.
LilyPad Starter Kit Resources
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