LilyPad Reed Switch Hookup Guide

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Introducing the LilyPad Reed Switch

The LilyPad Reed Switch is a simple breakout for a reed switch that will make it easy to use in e-textiles circuits in exactly the same manner that you can currently use the LilyPad Button and Switch. In order to make it more durable for wearable use, we’ve used a different style of reed switch, which is insulated. This means that the same glass switch is encased in black plastic, making it much more difficult to break, but it works in exactly the same manner.

LilyPad Reed Switch

Materials

To follow along with this tutorial, we recommend the following materials:


You’ll also need a pair of scissors and some fabric to sew your circuit onto.

materials photo

Suggested Reading

Here are a few other examples of switches in action: