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Wearable technology (or wearables/e-textiles) continues to be a quickly growing segment of the electronics and DIY community. As such, we’ve been hard at work cranking out new tech for people to incorporate into their latest e-textiles projects. Today we want to bring your attention to one of our products - the LilyPad MP3 Player. To give you a demo of this all-in-one audio solution, we made a quick (and kind of strange) video:
The LilyPad MP3 Player contains an Arduino-compatible microcontroller, MP3 (and many other formats) audio decoder chip, microSD card socket, and a stereo audio amplifier. Using this board, you can easily add sound capabilities to your next wearables project. A hoodie with built in speakers, a blanket that plays lullabies as you fall asleep, a teddy bear that talks when you squeeze its hand - the possibilities are only limited by the scope of your imagination. Knowing our customers, you’re probably going to come up with something awesome.
With that in mind, what are your ideas for using the LilyPad MP3 player? Leave them in the comments below and we’ll select the top five ideas (as chosen by a committee of e-textiles enthusiasts) and send you your very own LilyPad MP3 Player. Even better if you take the player and actually build the project you suggested! We’ll accept entries until Wednesday, 9/3/14 at 9 a.m. MT. Good luck and let the brilliant ideas flow!