The LilyPad Arduino is designed for e-textiles and wearables projects. It can be sewn to fabric and similarly mounted power supplies, sensors and actuators with conductive thread.
The LilyPad Arduino Main Board is based on the ATmega328V . The LilyPad Arduino was designed and developed by Leah Buechley and SparkFun Electronics.
Getting StartedIn the Getting Started section, you can find all the information you need to configure your board, use the Arduino Software (IDE), and start to tinker with coding and electronics. SparkFun Electronics has a range of accessories for use with the LilyPad Arduino.
- On Projects on the LilyPad Website
|Operating Voltage||2.7-5.5 V|
|Input Voltage||2.7-5.5 V|
|Digital I/O Pins||14|
|Analog Input Channels||6|
|DC Current per I/O Pin||40 mA|
|Flash Memory||16 KB (of which 2 KB used by bootloader)|
|Clock Speed||8 MHz|
Warning: Don't power the LilyPad Arduino with more than 5.5 volts, or plug the power in backwards, you'll kill it.
PowerThe LilyPad Arduino can be powered via the USB connection or with an external power supply.
If an external power supply is used, it should provide between 2.7 and 5.5 volts. This can come either from an AC-to-DC adapter (wall-wart) or battery. Again, don't power the LilyPad Arduino with more than 5.5 volts, or plug the power in backwards: you'll kill it.
ProgrammingThe LilyPad Arduino can be programmed with the Arduino Arduino Software (IDE). Select "LilyPad Arduino" from the Tools > Board menu (according to the microcontroller on your board). For details, see the reference and tutorials.
The ATmega328V on the LilyPad Arduino comes preburned with bootloader that allows you to upload new code to it without the use of an external hardware programmer.
You can also bypass the bootloader and program the microcontroller through the ICSP (In-Circuit Serial Programming) header. While the holes are too small to insert pins into, you can insert male header pins into the ISP connector on your programmer and press them against the ICSP header on the board (from above). See these instructions for more information.