LilyPad Buttons and Switches

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Introduction

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.

LilyPad Button Board

LilyPad Button Board

DEV-08776
$1.95
10
LilyPad Slide Switch

LilyPad Slide Switch

DEV-09350
$1.75
2
LilyPad Reed Switch

LilyPad Reed Switch

DEV-13343
$3.50
1

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.

LilyPad E-Sewing ProtoSnap

LilyPad E-Sewing ProtoSnap

DEV-14546
$5.95
2
LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus

LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus

DEV-14346
$39.95

Suggested Reading

Here are some additional resources to check out before you begin:

Switch Basics

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.

LilyPad Basics: E-Sewing

Learn how to use conductive thread with LilyPad components.

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.