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Description: This is the E-textile Basics Lab Pack, a basic wearables learning kit that can easily get you and a group of peers or students into the the world of e-textiles without having to deal with any programming or code. With this kit you will be able to learn how to sew in a variety of LEDs and other basic electronics into any fabric, power them, and make them twinkle within a few minutes!

SparkFun packages everything educators need to get started with this platform in a number of varieties that fit different classroom settings and populations. The hardware boards, thread, needles, batteries and extra parts come pre-packaged for your convenience. This specific Lab Pack includes everything for up to 10 people need to start sewing some color into different articles of clothing.

The LabPacks are SparkFun’s classroom entry point. By combining our LilyPad and E-textile tutorials with support materials SparkFun brings all the power of the open-source community to the classroom.

Note: Due to the requirements of shipping the batteries in this kit, orders may take longer to process and therefore do not qualify for same-day shipping. Additionally, these batteries can not be shipped via Ground or Economy methods to Alaska or Hawaii. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Good kit, but can be better

The kit is a great start for new bees. However, we faced some issues. LilyTwinkle didn’t work consistently. The kit can be improved greatly.

If the board seems to be giving you problems, I’d recommend reaching out to our tech support team. They should be able to help you get things sorted.

Doesn't always work.

it’s harder to make things light up than you’d think. if the thread isn’t tight enough, it doesn’t connect correctly. If it’s too tight, it cuts the thread . .. 1 out of 5 will get theirs to light but it usually won’t stay lit. It’s frustrating, cool when it works but only if it works …

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