Powering LilyPad LED Projects

Contributors: Gella , MikeGrusin
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One of the most commonly asked questions when getting started with e-textiles is “How many LEDs can I put in my project?” In this guide, we will cover conductive thread’s resistance and how that affects powering LEDs, calculations to predict battery and power requirements, and some construction tips.

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Suggested Reading

If any of the following topics sound unfamiliar to you, we recommend checking out the corresponding tutorial before continuing.

If this is your first time working with e-textiles, we recommend starting with this tutorial:

LilyPad Basics: E-Sewing

December 17, 2016

Learn how to use conductive thread with LilyPad components.