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LilyPad ProtoSnap boards are a great way to get started learning about creating interactive e-textile circuits before you start sewing. Everything is wired together on a single board, which makes it easy to explore the possibilities of the components before snapping them apart and building the individual pieces into your project with conductive thread.
Ready to add some programming to your project? These Arduino-compatible boards are small, sewable computers that can store and run code that you download or create for your projects and connect to other LilyPad modules with conductive thread connections.
Add some light to your fabric project with a LilyPad LED board, available in a variety of colors and functions from standard LEDs to controllable RGB LEDs. LilyPad LEDs can be used in a simple e-sewing project by connecting to a battery pack or with a LilyPad Arduino to create light patterns and effects controlled by code.
Gather information from the environment, users, or other projects by adding a LilyPad sensor to your project. These pieces connect to a LilyPad controller board to gather information from the world such as sensor data or a button press. The button and switch can be used in a simple circuit without the need for a LilyPad Arduino.
These LilyPad modules can add wireless functionality to your project via Bluetooth® or XBee radio, create sound triggers with MP3 files, or convert a non-LilyPad component to a sewable footprint with a unique ProtoBoard.
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