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LilyPad is a wearable e-textile technology developed by Leah Buechley and cooperatively designed by Leah and SparkFun. Each LilyPad was creatively designed to have large connecting pads to allow them to be sewn into clothing. Various input, output, power, and sensor boards are available. They’re even washable! – Link & more.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. paulsw says:

    Woooo! I’ve been waiting for the chance to buy one of these! I can’t believe how great they look.

  2. says:

    Just don’t wear it to the airport :)

    1. Tim McNerney says:

      Star Simpson didn’t do anything illegal. Sure, some trailblazers in electronic fashion will get hassled at the airport, but we’ve got to start somewhere. We can’t go on forever afraid of “the man.” Of course some discretion is advised. If you wear a display that counts down to zero, you might cause a panic, akin to yelling “fire” in a crowded theater. And that, alas, is illegal.

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