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Description: The LilyPad Simple Power is a board that lets you connect a battery (or other power source) and switch it on or off, that's it! We provide you with a JST connector and a slide switch. You can solder in your own surface mount (or through-hole) resistor in line with the output, or solder the jumper closed if you don't require a resistor.

LilyPad is a wearable e-textile technology developed by Leah Buechley and cooperatively designed by Leah and SparkFun. Each LilyPad was creatively 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!

Note: A portion of this sale is given back to Dr. Leah Buechley for continued development and education of e-textiles.


Comments 5 comments

  • This board works great when creating projects with 5mm LEDs. I made a tutu with green LEDs sewn in using this and the LED PCB set ( It was super easy and the boards were so tiny that it was easily hidden under the tulle.

  • What’s the difference between this, and the “LilyPad LiPower” ( Does the second one can charge the battery? If yes, how? Thanks

  • I recently got this board. I cannot power my LEDs using pads with switch in either position. If I clip alligator clips directly to the socket, it works. Has anyone else had this problem?

    • Don’t forget to solder the jumper closed or add in a resistor. We are working on a revision of this to make it easier to start using out of the box, but that should fix the problem you’re seeing.

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