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Let's be honest for a moment, doesn't everyone want a dress that lights up at your very whim? No? Alright, well I do. It's pretty straightforward, though the programming gets a wee bit tricky. So pick up your pencil, sketch out a design and then we'll talk parts.Here' 
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Step 1: Material

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Lilypad Simple Snap and Snap Protoboard.  – available on https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10941 for $29.95 and https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10940 - $9.95
Lilypad FTDI board and cable – https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10275 $14.95
LilyPad micro LED’s – shttps://www.sparkfun.com/products/10753 at $3.95 for 5. I used 30 of them. (you can also use the regular sized LED’s but I chose to use the micros.)
LilyPad Accelerometer – https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9267 $24.95
Insulated wire – I used a ribbon cable from Sparkfun, but you can also just purchase it at a local hardware store.
Soldering Iron
Alligator clips and Heat Shrink Tubing
Dress or project on which you want to put your magical lights – I used a skirt I already made several months ago.

Step 2: Schematics

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Before jumping right into this project, be sure to draw a basic sketch of what you want your project to look like. Make sure you add in circuits and where everything is going to go.
gallimaufry2 years ago
Great project and well explained. Thank you.