This is a simple pack of five Green LilyPad LEDs that are still attached to one another, letting you snap the LEDs apart at your leisure to sew into clothing or whatever else you can dream up.
LilyPad is a wearable e-textile technology developed by Dr. Leah Buechley and cooperatively designed by Leah and SparkFun. Each LilyPad piece was creatively designed with large sew tabs to allow them to be sewn into fabric. Various input, output, power and sensor boards are available. They're even washable (with special care)!
Note: A portion of this sale is given back to Dr. Buechley for continued development and education in e-textiles.
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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The LED's were horrible. They wouldn't break apart from each other or work.
Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with these. Please reach out to techsupport at sparkfun dot com and they should be able to help you further.
So, yeah. I use them all the time for my Eye of Agamotto replica that I sell. I've purchased hundreds over the past 2 years. By "hundreds" I mean, as each little unit. Not hundreds of "5s". I've used at least 200 individual LEDs. Haven't had a single issue with, a single unit. And now, I'm ordering more.
Right now, I'm pushing 9volts into 6 in my Infinity Gauntlet replica without them overheating.