The LilyPad Arduino is designed for e-textiles and wearable projects. It can be sewn to fabric and similarly mounted power supplies, sensors and actuators with conductive thread.
In the Getting Started section, you can find all the information you need to configure your board, use the Arduino Software (IDE), and start to tinker with coding and electronics. SparkFun Electronics has a range of accessories for use with the LilyPad Arduino.
|Microcontroller||ATmega168 or ATmega328V|
|Operating Voltage||2.7-5.5 V|
|Input Voltage||2.7-5.5 V|
|Digital I/O Pins||14|
|Analog Input Channels||6|
|DC Current per I/O Pin||40 mA|
|Flash Memory||16 KB (of which 2 KB used by bootloader)|
|Clock Speed||8 MHz|
Warning: Don’t power the LilyPad Arduino with more than 5.5 volts, or plug the power in backwards, you’ll kill it.
You can also bypass the bootloader and program the microcontroller through the ICSP (In-Circuit Serial Programming) header. While the holes are too small to insert pins into, you can insert male header pins into the ISP connector on your programmer and press them against the ICSP header on the board (from above). See these instructions for more information.
If an external power supply is used, it should provide between 2.7 and 5.5 volts. This can come either from an AC-to-DC adapter (wall-wart) or battery. Again, don’t power the LilyPad Arduino with more than 5.5 volts, or plug the power in backwards: you’ll kill it.