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Author Topic: LillyPad Arduino Projects  (Read 2378 times)

vrgrrl

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LillyPad Arduino Projects
« on: February 04, 2014, 08:28:44 AM »
Hi everyone! I'm waiting on my LillyPad Arduino Design Kit to arrive in the mail and I thought I'd start a thread here to see if anyone else is working with Arduino with or without LillyPad. When I get going I'll post pictures and tips I learn from my sewing/electronics/programming voyage! :)

Here's the kit I ordered: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12073

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Re: LillyPad Arduino Projects
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 08:30:03 AM »
Awesome, can't wait to see some photos!

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Re: LillyPad Arduino Projects
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2014, 12:56:54 PM »
I've got a MEGA 2650 here that I was tinkering with.

Was going to turn it into a closed-loop servo control, but I couldn't come up with a circuit to go from the arduino's PWM outputs to the bipolar +/- 15v DC that the machine amplifiers needed.

It's still a fun little gadget.

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Re: LillyPad Arduino Projects
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 01:42:29 PM »
Cool! I'm going to be using my kit for sewing/quilt stuff so this should be fun. I'm going to make a Cody doll with lights as my first project!

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Re: LillyPad Arduino Projects
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 02:26:43 PM »
lilypad.jpgLillyPad Arduino Projects

Here's my kit!!

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Re: LillyPad Arduino Projects
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 09:06:21 PM »
This is a pretty simple first project -- an LED bookmark book light. I free form cut the bookmark pieces out of felt and now I just have to wait for the fabric glue to set before I start sewing with the conductive thread to get the LED light in the middle of the daisy to light up. The thing at the bottom of the bookmark is where the battery will go. I'm working through a series of exercises in the book "Sew Electric."

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I have the feeling I'm going to have a lot of fun this week working through the intro projects! I'll post the finished bookmark tomorrow with conductive and decorative stitches! Then it's onto the next project - an LED bracelet with a computer chip to control the light with so it blinks, fades, etc.

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Re: LillyPad Arduino Projects
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014, 08:43:04 AM »
And it works! The light came on! Now to cover up the conductive thread with something a bit nicer looking and onto the next project! :)

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