Sometimes you want the bulb shape of a regular LED in a project, or would like your LED to sit on top of your fabric without a visible PCB, however small. For those situations and more, here is a quick tutorial on sewing with regular LEDs.
A video primer on the basics of LilyPad etextiles, using a simple circuit.
A beginner's guide to building a circuit with the new LilyPad LilyTwinkle!
A primer on the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board. What it is, what it's made of, and how you can program it.
A brief introduction to sewing an Arduino circuit with the Lilypad Arduino Simple board. This tutorial requires no programming knowledge.
LilyPad + Stunt Kite = Awesome
A simple, decorative momentary button made from conductive fabric, conductive thread, and common craft supplies.
A fun, craft-heavy project that uses the LilyPad TinyTwinkle to illuminate a pair of translucent fairy wings.
A basic project with amplification, enclosure modification, timing, and Eagle layouts.
With the power of the pogo pin and some creativity, our testing methods have come a long way! Our ever growing arsenal of test-jigs is now up to 138. See how they work and how we make them.
Ever wanted to program ATmega328s outside of the Arduino IDE? Wonder how to tweak the bootloader? We show you all sorts of tips and tricks for Programmer's Notepad!
So you've built up a Simon kit? What next? How about turning your Simon Board into your own unique project? This tutorial will get you up and running with Arduino software, guide you through a few example sketches, and send you on your way to create your own. Careful, this stuff is highly addictive :)
She's always sending me mixed signals. Checkout this twist on a stoplight costume using MOSFETs, XBee, and plenty of blinking LEDs.
A quick overview of the E-Sewing Kit and the components it's made of.
Building a jousting bot
How to sew the ProtoSnap e-sewing kit together!
Our E-Textiles guru Dia explains how to make a decorative conductive fabric button!
Take prototyping to the next level with the ProtoSnap!
Nick covers for Rob as we wave 'hello' to some new products!
We have a round of bright new products for you to take for a spin!
Another New Friday Product Post with Mechan-O-Pong!
Here are a few tips for creating your e-textiles workshop and activities.
Angela from the Education Department visited F.I.T's Digital Spa Maker Camp to present a workshop on LilyPad and e-textiles.
We're offering a beginning LilyPad class next week - we'd love to see you there!
How to use SparkFun's LilyPad products to incorporate light into your textile projects!
A new jacket by Lynne Bruning aids the visually impaired with LilyPad.
A great project for model railroading and a cool LilyPad design!
Make this great card for Father's Day, birthdays - or any occasion with a dash of DIY is the answer.
We'll have the LilyPad kits available for sale at the Maker Shed. And we now have a PDF catalog!
From June 24-27, SparkFun traveled to sunny San Diego, Calif., to participate in the 33rd ISTE conference and exposition. We hope you were able to stop by our booth! We’d like to offer you a pro…
Workshops We Provide: PicoBoard Digital Sandbox LilyPad Development Board SparkFun Inventor’s Kit Workshops include the following: Hardware. One 8 hour workshop at your desired location f…
January 12, 2011 - THE MAYHEM CONTINUES: SPARKFUN TO GIVE AWAY $150K OF FREE ELECTRONICS - SparkFun’s second annual Free Day set to help new and old customers alike, destroy F5 keys worldwide March…
Arduino Buying Guide Let’s face it, there are a lot of different Arduino boards out there. How do you decide which one you need for your project? With this table, you can not only compare featu…
XBee Buying Guide Welcome to the wireless world of XBee. Maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe you haven’t, either way you are in for a fun ride. XBees are tiny blue chips that can communicate …
Sylvia’s Super Awesome Arduino Book Projects The kit is now available! Guess what?! Super-Awesome Sylvia, star of Super-Awesome Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show, has a new book for you…
SparkFun & Intel Professional Development Tour We invite you to join the tour Google+ community for extra content and to learn from others participants! Teaching and learning computat…
SparkFun & Intel Professional Development Tour We invite you to join the tour Google+ community for extra content and to learn from other participants! Teaching and learning computati…
Materials for creating e-textile masks with a group of 20 studen…
* Materials for workshop with (1) battery holder, (1) coin cell …
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An alternative to the E-Sewing kit.