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The ProtoSnap series is a new way to prototype your project without a breadboard. Everything is wired together on a single board, which makes it easy to explore the possibilities of the components before snapping them apart and building them into your project.
The ProtoSnap LilyTwinkle board is a very simple way to jump right into e-textiles. By including the LilyTwinkle, a coin cell battery holder (with built-in switch), and four white LEDs the ProtoSnap LilyTwinkle board easily allows you to add some sparkle to any project. To make your e-textile experience all the more enjoyable we have added a needle set and 30 feet of conductive thread!
Note: A portion of this sale is given back to Dr. Leah Buechley for continued development and education of e-textiles and also to Arduino LLC to help fund continued development of new tools and new IDE features.
The code used for the LilyTwinkle can be found in the LilyTiny/LilyTwinkle GitHub Repo here => https://github.com/sparkfun/LilyTiny_LilyTwinkle/blob/master/Firmware/LilyTwinkle/LilyTwinkle.ino .
Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.
Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Yeah, it's pretty radical. I used this to add blinking lights to a winter hat for my daughter as a first e-textiles project, and it was seamless. The battery lasted several hours (an entire "Zoo Lights" trip at the Denver Zoo) with 8 leds hooked up (4 white and 4 blue). The pattern is subtle, sometimes, not terribly fast, and dozens of people did a "double-take" and stopped to ask me about it. It's also not terribly difficult to reprogram using an Arduino Uno (or Red Board, or USBTiny ISP, etc.), so you can definitely get a lot of miles out of the ATtiny85 on board. Purple is best.