Picture of Snapable Lilypads
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
fersidhe2 years ago
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!
c_vokey4 years ago
wouldn't velcro be the simpler choice?
I assume that the snaps are being used as contacts.
jomishx4 years ago
What is this thing?
mizliz (author)  jomishx4 years ago
The LilyPad Arduino is a micro-controller designed by Leah Buechley from M.I.T and SparkFun Electronics for wearables and e-textiles.
Spydamonky4 years ago
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...
plus, to get that you could get a regular arduino for that ;)
yeah, true but still... would be cool :D
rimar20004 years ago
This innovations are created only for GENIUS! Congratulatios.
Hey you know Snap-Circuits uses those types of snap buttons too!
TOCO4 years ago
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.
ChrysN4 years ago