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Night Kite

Casey created a kite with LEDs and accelerometer. Checkout this tutorial showing how to use the LilyPad to light up the night!

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Checkout Casey's new tutorial on creating LilyFlyer - a kite with accelerometer controlled LEDs. The LilyPad based LilyFlyer is an awesome example of truly embedded electronics.

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  • Reminds me of something I did in high school! I stuck a bunch of Christmas lights on a kite just to see what it would look like. Wound up creating a rash of UFO sightings.

    • We thought about stopping in Roswell on a road trip to give them a show. But we rolled in at 1am, stopped three times to find the right hotel, we were delirious and there was no wind…
      Maybe next time.

    • great idea, i think i’ll try

    • Who? Us? We didn’t do that. Never. :)

  • love it!

  • Are you guys pimpin around in a limo? And I agree, nice kite stand.

    1. Keg a kite prop. well done.
    2. Next time you need sewing help please let me know.
    3. Melt the thread. Of course you thought of that first!
  • Great project, when are we going to see a video showing off the LEDs?

  • Great idea! I’d like to try that on my snowkites. Got a video?

  • That’s freaking cool! What a fun project!