LilyPad, Sew Easy

Introductory handout covering sewing with conductive thread and LilyPad components, also known as e-textiles. Useful activity to acquaint students with e-textiles concepts before moving into programming with the LilyPad Arduino.

Concepts covered include:

  • Basic hand sewing with conductive thread.
  • Troubleshooting and avoiding short circuits.
  • Calculating battery life.
  • Ohm’s law.
  • Making a switch using conductive thread and conductive fabric.

LilyPad, no programming instructions.