Japanese LilyPad Arduino Blinking Tote Bags

Craft & Design

At a recent MAKE: Tokyo meeting, these LED Dia De Los Muertos-themed tote bags with embedded LilyPad Arduino boards made an appearance. Mike Dixon, MAKE‘s Japan liason found an excellent quote on their blog about the event:

We made our bags controlled with LilyPad Arduino (kawaii microcontroller board designed for wearables and e-textiles), we were enjoying to succeed blinking our products.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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