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.

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Step 1: Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Step 1: Supplies

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 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.

zaid.bro1 year ago
nice project....hy can you please tell which educational course do we need to do for learning these stuff ??
duniken (author)  zaid.bro1 year ago

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

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