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LilyPad Arduino USB - ATmega32U4 Board - Not detected on PC

I have a lilypad arduino usb - atmega32u4 board and when I plug in via USB on the PC (Windows 7) nothing happens. There is no sound from windows that something is connected. Nothing under Device Manager. I tried reinstalling Arduino IDE but still cannot detect the lilypad. Any suggestions what could be the problem?

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Lilypad RGB led pwm help

Hi everyone, I have started working with my new Lilypad Arduino and some RGB leds.  I have been loading code and testing 4 RGB leds (common anode) which I have set up in parallel across pins 11, 10, and 9.  While powering the lilypad by usb the leds cycle through all colours (which is what I programmed it to do).  Unfortunately, I have a problem when powering the lilypad by  this power supply. When powered by the power supply the only colour that lights up is red (pin 11).  Can anyone suggest anything? 

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Cheap accelerometer?

Hello all, I'm building a textile interface using LilyPad Arduino and accelerometers to catch the movement and acceleration of points on this interface. As I intend to use a relatively high number of accelerometers (5), I've been wandering if there is any DIY accelerometer, or any cheap solution to it (as I'm brazilian, lilypad's accelerometers have a pretty high cost) . Thanks,

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Arduino Lilypad mp3 program using Arduino uno?

I have a arduino lilypad mp3 from sparkfun. I have bought a TTL UART USB programmer instead 5v FTDI breakout. It didn't work out. can we use Arduino uno as a bootloader ? 

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Arduino/Lilypad to play sound effects?

Hi there. I am looking to turn myself into a living cartoon. What the hell am I talking about you say? I want to use various accelerometers, bend sensors, and the like to detect certain movements/actions and play a certain accompanying cartoon sound effects (think Johnny Bravos whip noises when he poses. etc.) How would I go about using either lilypad or a regular ol arduino unit to control sounds? I would obviously need mp3/wav capability. 

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What power supply will I need for this instructable?

I'm currently working on the instructable below and am having powers deciding what type of power supply I need to run it smoothly. I have found a number of LiPo boards and batteries, but all only run up to around 3.7V. Please could someone recommend a website or shop within the UK where I may be able to purchase a suitable power source? I notice from the schematic on the following page that this may need to be at least 5V to be successful. https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Lilypad-Interactive-Passion-Sensing-Scarf/step4/Infrared-Emitter-and-Phototransistor/ Kind regards, Andrew.

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How do I connect the phototransistor and emitter in this tutorial?

Hi, I'm currently working through the above tutorial and am struggling with setting up the Phototransistor and Emitter. There is a circuit diagam on the third page of the tutorial but I cannot work out how to connect the Emitter and Phototransistor to the rest of the circuit. If anyone could advise me further I'd be very grateful. Kind regards, KugarWeb.

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Can I connect an arduino lilypad to my gluvmax lights? Answered

I have gluvmax lights I use for light shows. They are in the fingers of my gloves. Can an Arduino Lilypad be connected to them to turn them all off, run through programed cycles, then turn them all back on? and can I add multiple buttons that, when pressed, they cycle the lilypad through different programs, that in turn make the lights do different things? For example; turn them all off, then turn them on one at a time for 1 second each, then all back on. 

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Make wristbands that can sense eachother?

So basically i need to create something that makes it look like two wristbands have connected wirelessly to eachother, just like how you connect things with blue tooth. I want to make two wristbands that have circuits in them so that when they are close to each other, a light turns on on both of them, or something to that effect. would someone be able to tell me how to do that? please thank you

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Some doubts: Lilypad Arduino, Accelerometers and E-textiles

Hello all! First of all, I'm a brazilian undergraduate Design student, and I'm very new at developing electronic projects (specially with e-textiles). I'm currently working on a malleable hand-held interface for my graduation project, and have been posting its development at this website: http://theinstrumentproject.tumblr.com/ Well, I've come up with the attached simplified schematics (just to communicate my needs and current intentions), and some questions raised from it: About Arduino and the schematic: - Will the raw data of the whole schematic (5 accelerometers to lilypad to bluetooth) be fast enough generated? - a frequency of 10 "readings" per second should be enough for what I intend to do with them. * - How much power will the schematic consume? Are three 20mm coin cell batteries going to do the job? In how much time would they be drown out? * About soft circuits and e-textiles: - What is best to transport data and power through this interface: conductive fabric, conductive thread or even a really thin wire? - It is important that it could be folded, twisted and very resistant through time. - Could you indicate any kind of textile more suitable for this application? - It should be just a little stretchy, and very resistant. - Any ideas of how should I protect the components from damage by rough hand manipulation? - Any advice about sewing the whole application? (*) The main components: - Arduino Main Board: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9266 - Lilypad Accelerometer ADXL335: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9267 - Bluetooth Mate Silver: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10393 Hope someone here can bring me some light to these problems, but any kind of help, opinion or critic is welcome! Thanks!

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uStreaming Tuesday night eTextile Hackerspace Meetings

Starting tonight at 8:08PM I'll be hosting the global eTextile hackerspace meetings! Log on to uStream to chat, ask questions and banter ideas with the innovators, trend setters and wide-eyed novices.  Meet your colleagues, see their spaces and share resources.  I'd say help build the 'community'  and find your 'tribe', but that's hippy talk and I'm a scientist at heart. Do it tonight so you can say 'Back in the day when the very first episode aired on uStream we talked about....." because even back then you were so in th eknow. lbruning uStream channel Tuesdays 8:08PM or 20:08 Denver time Calendar of upcoming schedule of giveaways, guests and locations. Tonight we will be starting at the beginning with eTextile paraphernalia you should have in your tool kit, work bench and sewing kit. Watch the video so you'll be prepared to share your ideas tonight. 29 March I'll giveaway a 1 year membership to Instructables Pro! 5 April its Live from New York with Despina and Zack of Studio 5050 Log in - I'll be looking for you!

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Soft Circuit Contest - Deadline Approaching!!!

Get your entry for the Soft Circuit Contest in before the deadline: October 11th!!!!!!! Check our soft circuit channel and guide for ideas and inspiration. Prizes include Lilypad Arduinos and others brought to you by Fashioning Technology - a fun blog with excellent soft circuit tutorials and resources.

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Scrolling LED Sign on a T-Shirt?

How would I go about making a scrolling LED message with LEDs in a shirt? I found the LilyPad arduino/conductive thread, so I have a start, but I don't really know what size it should be (height wise, I want it to wrap all the way around me). Any ideas?I want it to sort of look like this, but less 'fancy'.http://www.erogear.com/

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Meet our own lynnebruning in Denver

Come meet award winning wearable artist, textile enchantress, and Maker Lynne Bruning at Denver Makers' May 21st Meeting!Lynne will discuss how to weave conductive cloth and demonstrate how to embed electronics, LilyPads, conductive thread and LEDs into hand woven fabrics.And if you can't make it to Denver, see her at San Francisco's Maker Faire 2009! (really in San Mateo)I cannot wait. She is my hero.Lynne, if you're reading this (which I can only assume you are) how bouts an autograph at Maker Faire?? I'll get you a t-shirt. . . . http://lynnebruning.com

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Arduino Pulse Sensor (Best Type of Arduino to Use?)

I am making a pulse sensor using an arduino, and I was wondering what type of arduino would be the best for this project. Here is a link to the tutorial I am basing my design off of: https://docs.google.com/a/hightechhigh.org/document/d/1FVFffuKD9OnkTOwxs3dVaxp5LYb4S1aj65MS6lvIZbA/edit?hl=en_US My goal is to make the pulse sensor as compact as possible while still able to be powered by an external power source (so it does not need to be connected to a computer to function), and as of now I have access to a traditional arduino and a lilypad arduino...which could be used to make the pulse sensor compact, while still allowing it to be powered through an external power source? Thank you!

Topic by hthnc-student  


Nama: a project on design/art/technology.

Hello all! Some time ago I visited this forum and took lots of doubts regarding an ongoing experimental project. I would like to post the results of this work bellow: Nama, my graduation project on design/art/technology. A study about contemporary aspects of language and the sensitization of movement in search of a personal unique creative pulse. http://viraseres.com/nama/ Videos: Interactive Installation: http://vimeo.com/viraseres/nama Experimental interface for movement: http://vimeo.com/viraseres/nama-instrument There's also a recently Instructable of the interface that I made: https://www.instructables.com/id/Nama-Instrument-10/ The full concept and development documentation is available at the website, together with a DIY tutorial of the interface, and the open source files of the generative audiovisual installation. Feel free to send me feedback, critics and opinions. Thank you all for your help!

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Nama: a project on design/art/technology.

Hello all! Some time ago I visited this forum and took lots of doubts regarding an ongoing experimental project. I would like to post the results of this work bellow: Nama, my graduation project on design/art/technology. A study about contemporary aspects of language and the sensitization of movement in search of a personal unique creative pulse. http://viraseres.com/nama/ Videos: Interactive Installation: http://vimeo.com/viraseres/nama Experimental interface for movement: http://vimeo.com/viraseres/nama-instrument There's also a recently Instructable of the interface that I made: https://www.instructables.com/id/Nama-Instrument-10/ The full concept and development documentation is available at the website, together with a DIY tutorial of the interface, and the open source files of the generative audiovisual installation. Feel free to send me feedback, critics and opinions. Thank you all for your help!

Topic by lgguts  


eTextile and wearable tech meetup in PDX Friday 12 November

Dorkbot PDX is hosting an eTextile and wearable tech meetup with Lynne Bruning, thats me!, Friday 12 November 6:30 - 9 pm. Please come meet other PDX'ers that get tangled up in conductive thread, lilypads and schemers. Bring your projects for show and tell.  Meet Shannon Henry and see how she made the Skirt of Stars. Get inspired and find a partner to collaborate with for the next eTextile and wearable tech fashion show! When: Friday, November 12th, 2010, 6:30pm to 9pm. Where: bRainSilo Hackerspace, 611 N. Tillamook, Portland, OR 97227 What: A night of wearable electronics and eTextiles I looking forward to seeing you there!

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Arduino xbee coding using 2 button as transmitter and 10 led as receiver?

 For the turn signal code, there is a receiver and transmitter  For the transmitter code, I want to set 2 button  When I trigger left signal , Left LEDs will turn on and press again will turn off  When I trigger right signal , right LEDs will turn on and press again will turn off  When press both button both signal of LEDs will turn on and press again will turn off  For the receiver, I would put 5 LEDs on the left and 5 LEDs on the right  The light would turn on when the buttons are trigger, to have left, right and stop signal I want to code to be quite similar like https://www.instructables.com/id/turn-signal-biking-jacket/step5/sew-on-your-turn-signal-LEDs/ but not using arduino lilypad but arudino uno and xbee Does any one know how to do this coding and schematic, please help thanks!!

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Open Software for Fashion Prototyping

This has got to be the most exciting thing to come down wearable technology pike! It's a FREE downloadable book about Arduino boards (both "standard" and LilyPad), conductive fabric, resistive thread, soft buttons, LEDs and more!! The eBook is split into three parts covering the basics of hardware, software and the use of the Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment) in the first part. Part two give examples of using eTextile materials and the Arduino to make first cool projects involving LEDs, Piezo speaker and, the Digital and analog zipper.The third part is dedicated to show how to write programs for the Arduino platform. This all might sound very technical for fashion/clothing designer but dont be afraid, it's easily explained and covers just what's needed for wearable electronics (and not for building an new space station).I cannot wait to get started with this eBook! Finally, all the mysteries I had to ask others to program for me, unravelled! pun intendedDownload yours today. NOW! at Open Softwear

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Using Arduino For Communication Device?

Hi there, I'm currently working on a University project for my Final Year and currently have some proposed ideas for a social device which can be worn or attached to clothing. My plan is to create a device which sends messages or other information using a sender/receiver which then stores the information, ready to be read later either through USB or simply viewing it on the device itself. It may even work in a similar way to another, similar project I have found on Instructables (see below). The user would simply wear this item of clothing in a specific environment (such as a nightclub - speaking hyperthetically) which would allow communication between people just by walking past another person with the same device. Think of this as a close-proximity, P2P-type device for communication. https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Lilypad-Interactive-Passion-Sensing-Scarf/ I have talked the project over with my peers and found that there are two main options to creating such a device, which are: - Use several Arduinos (one for each user) which send and receive information via RFID Readers/Writers (again, a set of each for each user) attached to the board. One problem with this is that it will be incredibly bulky and unlikely to survive being washed or put through the punishment that clothing often takes on a daily basis. - Use a central Arduino board which receives information from Arduino XBees which receive information from the central Arduino and are sent information back from it. One problem with this is when several devices come into contact with each other, the central Arduino will be unable to tell which message has come from and should go to another device. However, one plus point with this is that I've heard XBees (Series 2 only) will be able to send and receive information on their own and are incredibly small. If you have any ideas on how this device could be produced or if you have any comments on the above, please let me know. I would greatly appreciate any feedback you may have. Cheers, KugarWeb.

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