SparkFun Electronics
@ WEAR 2016

Thank you for joining SparkFun at the WEAR pre-conference workshops. Here you will find all the content from the Prototyping Wireless Wearables workshop as well as additional information on product and educational resources.
In this workshop experiment with adding bluetooth low energy capabilities to an e-textile project using the LilyPad Simblee board and Simblee app. For the hands-on portion of the workshop, each participant will receive a LilyPad Simblee, LilyPad Pixel (addressable RGB LED), and conductive thread to build into an interactive fabric swatch to take home and continue prototyping with. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fabrics or clothing items to build the circuit into.


Workshop Resources


Insulation Techniques for e-Textiles

Learn a few different ways to protect your conductive thread and LilyPad components in your next wearables project.

Simblee LilyPad Hookup Guide

The Simblee LilyPad lets you easily integrate Bluetooth Low Energy and mobile apps into your e-textiles projects.

Simblee Concepts

The Simblee module is a powerful but easy to use Bluetooth 4.0 device which allows you to create a GUI from directly within your Arduino code!

Workshop Materials

Alligator Test Leads - Multicolored (10 Pack)

Alligator Test Leads - Multicolored (10 Pack)

PRT-12978
$2.95
3
LilyPad Button Board

LilyPad Button Board

DEV-08776
$1.95
10
E-Textiles Battery - 110mAh (2C Discharge)

E-Textiles Battery - 110mAh (2C Discharge)

PRT-13112
$6.95
5
Conductive Thread Bobbin - 30ft (Stainless Steel)

Conductive Thread Bobbin - 30ft (Stainless Steel)

DEV-10867
$2.95
3
LilyPad FTDI Basic Breakout - 5V

LilyPad FTDI Basic Breakout - 5V

DEV-10275
$15.95
10
LilyPad Simblee BLE Board - RFD77101

LilyPad Simblee BLE Board - RFD77101

DEV-13633
$27.95
2
LilyPad Pixel Board

LilyPad Pixel Board

DEV-13264
$4.95

Additional LilyPad Products

For our full wearables catalog, click here.
LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit

LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit

KIT-13927
$99.95
6
LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder - Switched - 20mm

LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder - Switched - 20mm

DEV-13883
$1.95
10
E-textile Basics Lab Pack

E-textile Basics Lab Pack

LAB-13165
$199.95
2
Conductive Thread - 60g (Stainless Steel)

Conductive Thread - 60g (Stainless Steel)

DEV-11791
$41.95
9

Additional LilyPad Tutorials

Insulation Techniques for e-Textiles

Learn a few different ways to protect your conductive thread and LilyPad components in your next wearables project.

Planning a Wearable Electronics Project

Tips and tricks for brainstorming and creating a wearables project.

LilyPad Light Sensor Hookup Guide

How to hook up the LilyPad Light Sensor as well as some project ideas and example code.