LilyPad Protoboard Small

This is a small board for prototyping through-hole components with the LilyPad system. There are an array of pins all shorted together with 10mil traces. This allows for quick and easy prototyping - all you have to do is cut the traces between holes you don't want connected! Standard 0.1" array. Check rear photo for trace configuration.

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 and to Kate Hartman for product support and continued development.

  • 20mm outer diameter
  • Thin 0.8mm PCB


LilyPad Protoboard Small Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Soldering

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Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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Core Skill: DIY

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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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  • Someone tell me how you’re supposed to use this… I think I need one but I don’t know how to use these.

    • Kamiquasi / about 11 years ago / 1

      If you haven't already read the comment about protoboards in general, please do so now :)
      This is essentially the same as the other ProtoBoards in terms of placing components, soldering down, wiring them together, etc. What makes this different from the other ProtoBoards is that this is part of the LilyPad line of e-textile products. Essentially, the big pads near the edges make it easy for you to use conductive thread to sew the boad to, for example, a piece of clothing, and run that same conductive thread to another LilyPad board (or other e-textile board), and make an electrical connection without having to solder things together (wires soldered down really dislike moving around, which you probably know if you've ever had a broken set of headphones).

      To learn more about LilyPad, I'd go straight to the source: If this is something that interests you, check out the ProtoSnap - LilyPad Development Board.

  • Andrew4 / about 13 years ago / 1

    A question on how easy the traces are to cut - they don't look exposed on the surface in that last photo...did just cutting with an xacto work?

  • greenman / about 13 years ago / 1

    Would it make sense if this had traces between perfs like the Lilypad bobbin?

  • ohmsresistance / about 14 years ago / 1

    rookie project tip :
    these cool little boards will fit 2 RGB LEDs
    and with some patience it will go up inside a lightbulb
    here's a guide on how to gut one :

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