Here is a simple 5 pack of yellow LEDs for LilyPad, or whatever else you can dream up. Light up the night!
LilyPad is a wearable e-textile technology developed by Leah Buechley and cooperatively designed by Leah and SparkFun. Each LilyPad was creatively designed to have large connecting pads to allow them to be sewn 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. Leah Buechley for continued development and education of 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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We've been doing this project in elementary school (K5) but getting the LEDs prepped (bending the leads into circles) was taking a lot of time and it was hard for both adults and children to understand/remember LED polarity (which side is plus, which is minus).
The lilypad leds solve both problems, we had space in our budget, and the cost increase is worth it ... we're not going back to plain leds. No more evenings of bending led leads, and the + and - markings make it much easier to explain and troubleshoot. Less rework for LEDs sewn the wrong way around. We also get blue/green/red units, pink/purple/white didn't work out as well.