Note to Users:
Thinking about engaging in LilyPad? Or even it really is Arduino that tickles your fancy? Both? Well, whatever it really is, the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board is really a tool that is great begin with!
LilyPad ProtoSnap Developing Board
LilyPad Lab Pack
The ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board features a conglomerate of a few of well known LilyPad panels. During the center for this mish-mash is our LilyPad Arduino Simple Board — a little, LilyPad version of the Arduino development that is popular platform. Making use of the included FTDI fundamental Breakout, you are able to plan this board to work well with a entire mess of inputs and outputs:
Many of these are generally wired as much as the LilyPad Arduino Simple. Then, as soon as you feel comfortable programming the Arduino to keep in touch with dozens of panels, each piece can be broken by you down separately and implement them into the task you see fit. But.
To reprogram and charge the board, you will need to connect a mini-B USB cable. Make sure that it’s perhaps not labeled вЂPower OnlyвЂ™ since these form of cables will likely not transfer the programming information needed by the LilyPad Arduino Simple Board. You can get one from SparkFun if you don’t have one:
SparkFun USB Mini-B Cable – 6 Foot
This will be a USB 2.0 kind A to Mini-B 5-pin cable. You realize, the mini-B connector that always includes USB Hubs, Cameras, MP3вЂ¦
We recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing if you aren’t familiar with the following concepts.
What exactly is an Arduino?
Installing Arduino IDE
Arranging a Wearable Electronics Project
Hardware Overview and Features
The LilyPad Development Board features twelve LilyPad elements attached to a LilyPad Arduino Simple microcontroller by conductive pathways called traces. A majority of these traces are concealed, but also for guide, each component regarding the ProtoSnap has a nearby label printed in white silkscreen utilizing the range the LilyPad Arduino Simple sew tab it really is attached to.
If you have utilized an Arduino before, you are most likely acquainted with its pins — both electronic and analog. An Arduino has 14 pins that are digital and six or eight analog pins, all of these can help interface along with other elements; as an example, those surrounding the Arduino regarding the ProtoSnap LilyPad developing Board.
It is critical to understand which pin in the Arduino is associated with which component. If you ever desire a reminder of exactly just what pin links as to what, whatever you really need to do is look down.
Talking about the annotated image above associated with the LilyPad developing Board, a ‘
‘ icon at the quantity shows that tab supports PWM ( Pulse Width Modulation) production. These tabs can output an “analog” sign which you can use to alter the brightness on LEDs, etc.
” expression for PWM outputs. It’s just supplied making it simple for one to always check which pins can create PWM (analog) production and is maybe not utilized in development.
Minds up! whenever intending to snap the LilyPad elements aside for the task, not totally all the components will be able to link because of the design associated with LilyPad Arduino Simple’s sew tabs. Particular elements are linked to the LilyPad Arduino Simple via tiny traces as opposed to the petals. The dining table above indicates which pins are currently attached to the sew tabs. Remember to prepare the task consequently. You shall must also redefine the pins in rule whenever reconnecting the elements towards the sew tabs.
As an example, you will need to reconnect the light sensor to another analog pin (like A2-A5) if you decide to snap the components off and use the light sensor instead of a white LED,. By changing the bond of 1 associated with elements, the sensor should be able to be managed by the LilyPad Arduino Simple once more. Changing the LED on A3, will need the rule become modified when it comes to LilyPad light sensor on A3.
LilyPad Tri-Color LED
Inside an RGB LED are three smaller LEDs – a red, green, and blue. All these LEDs is attached to a sew tab on the Tri-Color LED, and are all linked through a standard anode (good) pin. Unlike other RGB LEDs, this setup implies that to light up the LED you’ll want to ground the in-patient red, green, and blue LEDs in place of giving them energy.