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Picture of LilyPad Arduino Sensor Demo Mat

This tutorial shows you how to create a sensor demo mat for the LilyPad Arduino. I wanted a place where I could experiment with the different sensors, but also something that I could use to show examples of what can be done without constantly uploading code.

Step 1: Step 1: Supplies

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To complete this project I used the following:

Although I had the LilyPad Development Board, I decided to use the LilyPad SImple Board so I could use the extra pins as switches.

Step 2: Step 2: The Circuit Diagram

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Before beginning any project it is good to take the time to think everything through. I put images of the different sensors and components into lucidchart.com and played around with the placement of the sensors to find an arrangement that wouldn’t just work, but one I also found to be aesthetically pleasing.

Step 3: Step 2: Sensor Placement

Based on the diagram, I arranged all of the sensors and switches onto the fabric. I used the marking pen to indicate where each pin and component would be placed. A dot inside the pin hole was enough to let me know where each component would go.

 
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zaid.bro5 months ago
nice project....hy can you please tell which educational course do we need to do for learning these stuff ??
duniken (author)  zaid.bro5 months ago

I took a "Craft Technologies" course as part of a degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University.

audreyobscura6 months ago

This is stunning. Great job, thank you so much for sharing this.