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Firefly Jar Kit

Are you looking for a fun and simple e-textiles project? The Firefly Jar Kit is a great project for anyone from beginners to experienced e-textile hackers.

The Firefly Jar Kit uses our LilyTwinkle board with a handful of sewable LilyPad LEDs, all on a ProtoSnap board, to fill a felt jar with shining, twinkling fireflies (or lightning bugs… whatever you call them)

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.

  • Laser-Cut Felt “Jar” Parts
  • ProtoSnap LilyTwinkle Board
  • LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder (ProtoSnap)
  • 4 x White LilyPad LEDs (ProtoSnap)
  • Bobbin of Conductive Thread
  • Needle Set
  • Coin Cell Battery

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Firefly Jar Kit Product Help and Resources

Firefly Jar Assembly Guide

May 14, 2013

Make a soft circuit firefly jar with conductive thread, LEDs, and the LilyTwinkle!

Core Skill: DIY

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.

1 DIY

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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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

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.

2 Electrical Prototyping

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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great kit for a budding 9 year old engineer

A future engineer had a great time assembling the kit. he had a few problems at first but got it figured out.It worked great.

Perfect Kit to Learn E-Textiles!

This is the first time I used any Lilypad or textile components and I loved it!