List of materials:
LilyPad Arduino 328 Main Board - $21.95
LilyPad FTDI Basic Breakout - $14.95
Mini USB cord - $3.95
May already have one of these from a cell phone or camera
LilyPad Power Supply - $14.95
I used the Power Supply for a AAA battery but it only lasts about 4.5 hours. My suggestion is to use the mini USB and a wall charger
LilyPad Slide Switch - $3.95
Three different colored lights: four of one color and six each of two other colors
In my case: Four blue LEDs, Six Green LEDs and Six Pink LEDs - $4.95/5 LEDs
Conductive Thread - $39.95
Picture frame or photo box – I bought mine on clearance at the craft store for around $4.00. The size is 8" X 8"
Make sure there is space between the glass and the back of the frame so your LilyPad board, lights, and battery will fit
Cardstock or Cardboard
Make sure its thick enough that the light doesn’t shine through. I glued a couple pieces of cardstock together to make it thicker
Suggestion: I used cardstock to sew the LilyPad and the LEDs to, but it might be better to use a piece of felt, the paper tends to cut the circuit when moved around.
I used this to cut the numbers out of the cardstock for the light to shine through
To cover the number openings so you can’t see the LEDs through the holes
Let's get started!