New Wearable Electronics Platform – FLORA

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New Wearable Electronics Platform – FLORA

I’m really excited about this new sewable Arduino compatible board called the FLORA:

Adafruit created the FLORA from scratch after many months of research and we really think we came up with something that will empower some amazing wearable projects.

The FLORA is not the first wearable Arduino/Arduino-compatible. Leah Buechley’s LilyPad was developed in 2007 – we wanted to also make something that’s wearable, but it needed to be a completely new platform for our accessories/modules and goals for the project.

The FLORA is small (1.75″ diameter). We wanted the smallest possible board for our wearable platform.

It’s based on our experiences shipping our own, shipping, customer-tested Atmega32u4 Breakout Board.

Many more details highlighting key features at the FLORA announcement post. The FLORA is in beta, and they’re seeking feedback for future revisions.

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  1. MAKE | New Wearable Electronics Platform – FLORA | Electronics Review says:

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  3. High Technology » Blog Archive » Wearable Electronics in The New York Times says:

    […] over at Adafruit, who are banking hard on the future of DIY wearable electronics with their new FLORA wearable Arduino-compatible microcontroller. The article, which published online Saturday and in print Sunday, includes a tasty quote from a […]

  4. Wearable Electronics in The New York Times « vis a vis | visual mind says:

    […] over at Adafruit, who are banking hard on the future of DIY wearable electronics with their new FLORA wearable Arduino-compatible microcontroller. The article, which published online Saturday and in print Sunday, includes a tasty quote from a […]

  5. Making Fashion Playable at Eyebeam! | says:

    […] little room for error. Unlike more robust teaching platforms like the Arduino or the the wearable Flora microcontroller (which we will be to using for our long-term afterschool program), which are tools designed to […]

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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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