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Description: The LilyTwinkle is a tiny little LilyPad board designed to add some twinkle to your project. Even though it’s as small as some of the LilyPad sensors, this board actually has an ATtiny microcontroller on it so it’s actually pretty smart! Simply sew on 4 LEDs and connect a battery and the LEDs will twinkle-fade (a lot like fireflies… or lightning bugs, if that’s what you call them). LilyTwinkle is a quick and easy way to add twinkling lights to a project without any programming or a bulky Main Board.
If you’re an advanced user and want to re-program the LilyTwinkle, the ICSP programming connectors are broken out on the back.
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.
Note: A portion of this sale is given back to Dr. Leah Buechley for continued development and education of e-textiles.
Based on 5 ratings:
I am new to electronics and have started incorporating them in my quilted pieces. I am a free-motion quilter, a maker and quilting instructor. The Lily Twinkle is in a quilted panel with a scene of the Eiffel Tower. The tower and surrounding roses are highlighted with LEDs. Still learning the technology. Using this component was a great start. FiberAnticsbyVeronica.com
Work as advertised, easy even for 3rd graders to solder to. I would avoid using copper tape with them as the connection with them is less secure.
I put four pink LEDs onto my pink pussy hat. It was so simple I could just sew without having to consult schematics or anything. Now I just need a new battery… I’m borrowing one from my Know-it-all bag.
just sew it together and you have blinking lights. Perfect for a project with people new to wearable electronics
Ordered the LilyTwinkle and it’s related components. SparkFun’s online tutorial made it easy to add blue lights to one of my felted hats! Photographing the twinkle proved an elusive activity.