Buttons, slide switches, and reed switches are electronic components you can use to control a project, turn it on or off, or trigger behaviors in the code of a program. This guide will provide an overview of the options available in the LilyPad sewable electronics line and some examples of using them in a project.
You can also explore buttons and switches in a pre-wired circuit using the E-Sewing ProtoSnap or with Arduino in the LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus.
Here are some additional resources to check out before you begin:
A tutorial on electronics' most overlooked and underappreciated component: the switch! Here we explain the difference between momentary and maintained switches and what all those acronyms (NO, NC, SPDT, SPST, ...) stand for.
Getting Started with LilyPad
An introduction to the LilyPad ecosystem - a set of sewable electronic pieces designed to help you build soft, sewable, interactive e-textile projects.