LilyPad Basics: E-Sewing

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Installing Your Battery and Testing Your Finished Circuit

Once all your pieces are connected with conductive thread, your finished circuit needs a power source. Install your coin cell battery, positive (+) side up, into the battery holder. The image below shows how to place a battery in a LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder.

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After completing the conductive thread connections, switch your circuit on, and see what it can do! If the circuit fails to work, you may have a short, a loose connection, a reversed component, or even something as simple as a dead battery.

When you turn on the battery holder switch, current flows through the conductive thread to the other parts of your circuit.

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Read more about current flow and electricity here:

Or continue on to Project 1: Glowing Pin of the LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit to build your own circuit.