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One of the most common DIY LilyPad Arduino uses seems to be in bike wear. I don’t know if it’s because bike riders like electronics or what, but here’s another one! Instructables user kempton made this very attractive cycling jacket with LED buttons, and wrote up a detailed step-by-step tutorial for making your own, complete with turn signals.


Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Sean Michael Ragan

    Does anybody actually sell shirt buttons with integral LEDs? If not, they should. Maybe WE should. We could sell them in the Maker Shed…