LilyPad Arduino – getting started

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.

About Arduino

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.


  • Proto-Pic: Excellent for LilyPad & Arduino kits – based in Scotland and are lovely.
  • Adafruit: Excellent US-based supplier of Arduino – & lots of projects and tutorials.
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