LilyPad Development Board Activity Guide

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Note to Users:

This resource is an adapted version of the LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus Activity Guide for users who want to follow along with the LilyPad Development Board.

The LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus is the latest version of this board.

This guide will get you started with some introductory programming activities exploring each of the LilyPad pieces on the LilyPad Development Board. If you've never used Arduino to program before, this guide will walk you through the basics with example code to upload and explore.

You can follow along with this guide with both the LilyPad Development Board, available individually or in a Lab Pack. This guide will not cover construction of a project with conductive thread, so either product will work for you.

LilyPad ProtoSnap Development Board

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LilyPad Lab Pack


Required Materials

If using the LilyPad Development Board individual kit, you will need to supply your own Mini-B USB cable to upload code. The LilyPad Lab Pack includes cables.

USB Mini-B Cable - 6 Foot


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