If you haven't yet incorporated electronics into a costume, it's easier than ever before! SparkFun
's line of LilyPad
products (link below) was created to ease users into the world of e-textiles. The company's resident e-textile specialist Dia Campbell
has created a new tutorial just in time for Halloween, which details how to incorporate LEDs and simple circuits to add electronic effects to a costume.
"What I love about LilyPad products is how much they lower the barrier-to-entry for advanced e-textiles. The jump from extremely basic LED circuits to Arduino projects can be really daunting to those who have no programming experience at all. LilyPad lets people who haven't had a lot of experience with microcontroller circuits start slow - learning how to build the circuit, use the pins and enjoy a cool animated effect - all without coding."-
- Dia Campbell, resident e-textile specialist, SparkFun