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Picture of Lilypad Arduino Rocket Ship Cape
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I am taking a Children and Technology course for my MLS this semester, and one of our assignments is to create a toy using the LilyPad Arduino development board. The LilyPad Arduino is used to create e-textiles that you can program to do various things. In this instructable, I will walk you through the process of creating a rocket ship cape that lights up and plays a scale.

Step 1: Step One: Materials

Picture of Step One: Materials
Sewing Materials:
Felt (one square each): red, blue, yellow, teal, orange
Extra felt for back of project (approximately two squares)
Sewing needle
Felt glue
Velcro
Scissors
Child's cape

Electronics Materials:
Protosnap LilyPad Development Board - https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11262
This board should come with: Conductive thread, LilyPad FTDI basic
Mini-USB cable

Software:
FTDI driver (http://arduino.cc/en/main/software)
Arduino IDE (http://arduino.cc/en/main/software) 
 

This is awesome! I can imagine an entire series of capes with different themes (birds, planes, butterflies, etc.) So fun!