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Description: Need a smaller way to add some 'twinkle' to your LilyPad project? Then you need some LilyPad Micros! A LilyPad Micro is like a smaller version of the LilyPad LED board. By eliminating the resistor and changing the orientation of the surface mount LED we've shrunk the board down which looks great in elegant designs or on sheer fabrics where you don't need the extra weight or exposed board space. It's really the closest you can come to sewing a point of light directly to your project.

Note: Because the board don't include a current-limiting resistor, it is possible to over-power them and possibly burn them up. The high resistance of conductive thread can help protect the Micros from high current, so long stitches can be used with most power sources to keep the power levels 'Micro-friendly'. If you aren't sure where to start with resistance and current, using these in conjunction with a LilyPad Simple or Main Board is a great place to start, because they both have built-in current limiting and can't burn up your Micros.

Note: These are sold in strips of five boards which can be snapped apart with pliers. Some, however, may come as loose pieces that are already snapped apart.

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

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  • Okay, something doesn’t make sense. Looking at the measurements in the picture depicted above, it tells me the pieces are roughly 5mm wide by 15mm long. However, looking at the Eagle files, the board measures just under 3mm wide by a little over 9mm long. What gives?

    • Looks like the scale in the photos is incorrect. A U.S. quarter is 24.26mm in diameter. The diameter of the coin (presuming it’s a proper coin) is about 500 pixels. The length of the board in the picture is about 190 pixels. 25.26 / 500 * 190 ~= 9.21mm. I’d say the Eagle file is correct :)


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