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LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit

The LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit lets you explore the wonderful world of electronic sewing (e-sewing) and e-textiles through a series of introductory projects using the LilyPad system. You’ll learn how to sew basic circuits to light up LEDs, control them with buttons and switches and even experiment with a pre-programmed LilyMini circuit that reacts to ambient light levels. In addition to LilyPad LEDs and battery holders, the kit comes with two LilyPad ProtoSnap boards that let you explore the circuit before you sew the pieces into a project.

The full-color LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit Guide (included) contains step-by-step instructions for using LilyPad pieces to create four complete sewable circuit projects with conductive thread. Easy-to-follow diagrams and troubleshooting tips make this a great introductory resource for crafters and creatives.

LilyPad is a wearable technology developed by Dr. Leah Buechley and cooperatively designed by Dr. Buechley and SparkFun. Each LilyPad component was creatively constructed with large sew tabs to allow for stitching into clothing. Various input, output, power and sensor boards are available. They’re even washable!

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

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.

Sewable Electronics Projects:

  • 1x LilyPad E-Sewing ProtoSnap
  • 1x LilyMini ProtoSnap
  • 2x LilyPad Rainbow LED Strip
  • 2x LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder - Switched - 20mm
  • 1x LilyPad Parts Box
  • 4x Felt Sheet - 9" x 12"
  • 4x Felt Sheet - 9" x 6"
  • 1x Pin Back
  • 1x Elastic Cord - 12"
  • 1x White Embroidery Thread
  • 1x White Sewing Thread
  • 1x Fiberfill Stuffing
  • 1x Needle Set
  • 2x Conductive Thread Bobbin - 30' (Stainless Steel)
  • 2x Coin Cell Battery - 20mm (CR2032)
  • 4x Printed Project Templates
  • 1x LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit Guidebook

LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit Product Help and Resources

Illuminated Mask

December 16, 2016

Use LilyPad LEDs, a switched battery holder, and coin cell battery to make a fun light up mask for your next costume party.

Light-Up Plush

December 16, 2016

Craft a light-up plush with LilyPad LEDs controlled by pressing a button and sliding a switch in the creature's hands.

Night-Light Pennant with LilyMini ProtoSnap

December 16, 2016

Use the pre-programmed LilyMini ProtoSnap to make an interactive pennant that reacts to ambient light levels.

LilyMini ProtoSnap Hookup Guide

December 17, 2016

Explore the LilyPad LilyMini ProtoSnap and learn how to use it.

Glowing Pin

December 16, 2016

Create a quick and easy piece of e-textile art using a LilyPad LED, battery holder, conductive thread, and coin cell battery.

LilyPad Basics: E-Sewing

December 17, 2016

Learn how to use conductive thread with LilyPad components.

Getting Started with LilyPad

October 27, 2017

An introduction to the LilyPad ecosystem - a set of sewable electronic pieces designed to help you build soft, sewable, interactive e-textile projects.

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.

2 DIY

Skill Level: Rookie - Basic hand tools are required and instructions will allow more freedom. You may need to make your own decisions on design. If sewing is required, it will be free-form.
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Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

2 Programming

Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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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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Customer Comments

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5

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5 of 6 found this helpful:

LilyPad kit. Lots of stars

My wife is having so much fun designing and building projects with this kit. She’s cackling with joy, and has more ideas than parts at this point. 5/5 plus I got kisses, win-win for us

3 of 4 found this helpful:

because i can do it after a day of teaching when my brain is fried!!! Cheers

1 of 3 found this helpful:

Nice kit

It’s a nice kit but incomplete. We thought we will be able to do more with it.

Amazing and fun!!!

My daughter loved this kit. “it was fun and was a good opportunity to learn more about sewing and electric currents.” The instructions were at the appropriate level of detail for someone learning about basic electric circuits.