The project I’m working on currently uses a LilyPad Arduino – a programmable, wearable Arduino for clothing. It involves no soldering, but instead, sewing with conductive thread to complete circuits.
Here’s a collection of links I’ve found useful for getting started.
Learning / tutorials
Several of these have example codes you can download, and then tweak & compile when you’re getting started. You need to download the software for Arduino first – it’s the same for both LilyPad and Arduino, and also includes some set-up information.
- Adafruit’s step-by-step for Arduino
- Leah Buechley’s step-by-step for LilyPad
- Arduino Tutorial
- Arduino Foundations
- Kobakant’s tutorials and projects
- Coding reference sheet