LilyPad Basics: E-Sewing
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.
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.
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.