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' 

Step 1: Material

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.
Video? Or pics with LEDS on?
Great project and well explained. Thank you.

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