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
Felt (one square each): red, blue, yellow, teal, orange
Extra felt for back of project (approximately two squares)
Protosnap LilyPad Development Board - https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11262
This board should come with: Conductive thread, LilyPad FTDI basic
FTDI driver (http://arduino.cc/en/main/software)
Arduino IDE (http://arduino.cc/en/main/software)