LilyPad modules from Sparkfun Electronics Inc. for wearables
The LilyPad series from SPARKFUN ELECTRONICS INC. is a system of universal Arduino-compliant modules.
All boards were constructed in such a way that they can be directly sewn to different fabrics. Due to this, the modules are irreplaceable when creating soft, interactive projects in the area of e-textiles and wearables.
Each module is ended with large, conductive pads for easily sewing it to a soft material. Using a conductive thread, you can create electronic devices built into e.g. clothing.
The LilyPad series includes:
- executable components: signal diodes, RGB diodes, buzzers, and vibration motors;
- sensors: accelerometers, reed switches, background lighting sensors, thermometers, and touch sensors;
- power supply modules: battery holders with integrated switches;
- main modules: Arduino-compliant drivers.
The LilyPad modules is an easy way to experiment with electronics, and to connect it with traditional art, fashion, or handcraft. To use them, you don't need any previous experience in the area of electronics.
The manufacturer – SPARKFUN ELECTRONICS INC. – has provided a range of guides to enable using the modules in practice. In TME's offer, you can also find LilyPad sets with additional materials (e.g. laser-cut fabrics), as well as precise instructions for sample projects.