My students and I love the LilyPad, but we want to be able to move theLilyPad from project to project without a lot of hassel or having to destroy our handywork. The solution? Add snaps!

Step 1: Parts

1. 30 AWG wire
2. Sewing needle
3. Neoprene-http://foamorder.com/neoprene.html
4. Fabric scissors
5. Fabric pen
6. Fine Sharpie
7. Wire cutter
8. Wrap/Strip/Unwrap Tool; for 30AWG http://www.alliedelec.com/search/productdetail.aspx?SKU=8271431  
9. Lilypad-http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9266
10. Size 4 sew on snaps- http://www.steinlaufandstoller.com/Sew%20On%20Snap%20Fasteners.htm
11. Solder
12. Soldering iron
Fantastic! I can see using this to build on creating an entire wardrobe that you can use to interchange components with on a daily (or hourly) basis. instead of a bulky breadboards, epoxy snaps onto small PCB's, or PCB's in custom enclosures with snaps epoxied on. That way you can remove components and still send to the cleaners!
wouldn't velcro be the simpler choice?
I assume that the snaps are being used as contacts.
What is this thing?
The LilyPad Arduino is a micro-controller designed by Leah Buechley from M.I.T and SparkFun Electronics for wearables and e-textiles.
Nice, but now you have to go a step futher and make a full size breadboard and jumpers all with snaps!! now that would be cool!
but then it wouldnt be sewable anymore...<br>plus, to get that you could get a regular arduino for that ;)
yeah, true but still... would be cool :D
This innovations are created only for GENIUS! Congratulatios.
Hey you know Snap-Circuits uses those types of snap buttons too!
cool, the other kinds of arduino have protoshields. The lilypad doesnt have one. This is a great solution at a low cost. But I am not great at sewing type stuff. I think that I will stick with my duminove or whatever it is. The lily pad seems to be a great small sized arduino that can easily be attached to clothing or other things. But for robots size doesnt matter so something bigger is fine.

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