LilyPad brings hands-on STEAM instruction to life by engaging students with e-textiles, circuitry and crafting.
Sewable electronics, or e-textiles, projects are a fun, easy way to introduce a variety of students to electronics and engineering through the use of a familiar medium, such as crafting materials and fabric. The LilyPad line of sewable electronics provides a wide range of options for creating sewable electronics projects.
Lilypad Sewable Electronics Projects
Easy to Getting Started
Getting started with LilyPad is easy;no previous electronics experience is required. Whether you’re interested in a making quick and easy light-up craft or programming light or sensor into your project, we have the detailed instruction and the tools you need.
Everything You Need to Get Started with E-sewing !
- Printed Guidebook with 5 project templates；
Basic Lesson: E-Sewing;
Various Applications in Creative Fields
LilyPad modules were developed with creative designers, makers, and crafters in mind. They come in a variety of accessories to suit your unique project vision.
Brings Hands-on STEAM Instruction to Life by Engaging Students with E-textiles, Circuitry and Crafting.
What Are Sewable Electronics?
Sewable electronics combine traditional craft processes (sewing, fashion design, and textile design) with electrical engineering, computer science, and hardware skills.
With sewable electronics, you can create e-textiles (electronic textiles), which are often wearable, flexible projects that look less like traditional electronics and more like craft and art projects. Many e-textile projects replace wiring with flexible conductive materials such as conductive thread and fabric. For the projects in this guide, we will be sewing circuits together with conductive thread.
What Is LilyPad?
The LilyPad system is a set of sewable electronic pieces designed to help you build soft, sewable, interactive e-textile projects. Using LilyPad pieces is a great way to experiment with electronics through the lens of crafting. Each LilyPad piece has large conductive sew tabs for easy sewing and a rounded shape so as not to snag fabric or cut thread.
What Is Conductive Thread?
Conductive Thread is a specialty thread made with stainless steel fibers. It can be used instead of copper wiring to connect LilyPad (or other e-textile) pieces together to create circuits.