LilyPad Embroidery

The flower head at the center is called a LilyPad Arduino. It is a microcontroller board designed for wearables and e-textiles that can be sewn to fabric and similarly mounted power supplies, sensors and actuators with conductive thread. Working with the LilyPad Arduino Rebecca Stern composed this circuit to see what she could do. The embroidery uses traditional floss and techniques mixed with lights and sounds generated by the onboard software. The amount of light sensed by the sensor changes the speed and pitch of the lights and sounds generated, with more light increasing the overall pace.

Check out the rest of Becky Stern’s projects here. Well worth a look.


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