A simple, decorative momentary button made from conductive fabric, conductive thread, and common craft supplies.
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.
How to sew the ProtoSnap e-sewing kit together!
A beginner's guide to building a circuit with the new LilyPad LilyTwinkle!
LilyPad + Stunt Kite = Awesome
She's always sending me mixed signals. Checkout this twist on a stoplight costume using MOSFETs, XBee, and plenty of blinking LEDs.
A brief introduction to sewing an Arduino circuit with the Lilypad Arduino Simple board. This tutorial requires no programming knowledge.
A fun, craft-heavy project that uses the LilyPad TinyTwinkle to illuminate a pair of translucent fairy wings.
Our E-Textiles guru Dia explains how to make a decorative conductive fabric button!
Check out this cool video from our friends over at Adafruit.
We have added a new category to our product line - E-Textiles!
Lynne Bruning, friend of SparkFun and E-Textile expert, joins us for a guest post.
Building a muscle-riffic demo for conductive yarn!
Check out this nice e-textiles project from a SparkFun customer.
More new products to get your next project rolling!
Angela from the Education Department visited F.I.T's Digital Spa Maker Camp to present a workshop on LilyPad and e-textiles.
SparkFun teamed up with DIY.org, a web community that encourages kids to gain skills in all sort of areas - from astronomy to camping to hardware hacking - to bring a new skill to their site: the fabric hacker.
Get your weekend started right with some cool electronics!
Check out how you can use conductive ink to draw your circuits!
48 hours of intense learning, sharing of ideas, products and eTextile love. Sparkfunʼs eTextile maven Lynne Bruning reports on her latest progress of mating textiles with microprocessors.
A look into what has gone well, and what has gone poorly, working on a conductive paint mural.
We're headed to Maker Faire! Get a free ticket with each piece of SparkFun swag.
Exploring a new addition to the etextiles arsenal!
Here are a few tips for creating your e-textiles workshop and activities.
Sewing- not just for clothes anymore! (Or ever, really.)
New tutorial featuring the logomatic data logger and a new class weaving conductive thread.
Check out this class to learn how to make your own instrument using conductive paint!
Join us for a fun workshop at Wondercon in Anaheim!
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SparkFun Electronics at NSTA National Conference Who is SparkFun SparkFun Electronics Department of Education views electronics as more than just a fun hobby or a career path, but as …
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 …
Conductive fabrics and threads suitable for touch screen gloves
Combine a MaKey MaKey with e-textiles to create a plush...