The majority of the specific panels regarding the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board are easy; they have one component that is big and perhaps a few little supporting elements, like resistors.
- 5 Digital I/O pins
- 4 Analog pins
- Integrated LED on pin 13
- Integrated ON/OFF switch
- Built-in energy supply socket (JST connector) for the 3.7V LiPo battery and recharging circuit ( no additional battery pack charger required)
- Simplified design with less pins, offering more room for sewing or less projects that are complex
Central into the Simple board could be the ATmega328 — the top square that is black the middle of the board.
This is basically the microprocessor, the “brains for the procedure.” This is just what shops and executes your Arduino design. Surrounding the ATmega328 are some passive supporting elements, absolutely nothing all that important to you personally.
Off to the right associated with the ATmega328 (though it will be difficult to see unless it really is lit) is a small little Light-emitting Diode. This might be categorized as the utmost component that is important the Arduino. The Light-emitting Diode is linked with Arduino pin 13, and that can be utilized for all you needs that are blinking. In the left that is top there is a momentary push key, utilized to reset the ATmega328. This can make whatever design the Arduino is operating begin from the very top again.
There is an On/Off slip switch underneath the ATmega328. The functionality of the is pretty apparent, however it could be a small misleading. You can find a few techniques to power the ProtoSnap LilyPad developing Board, plus in many cases, you’ll likely utilize the included FTDI board to power it utilizing your computer’s USB. In the event that board is running on the FTDI board, the On/Off switch can do practically nothing. The switch just controls power to the Arduino if you are powering it via that small connector that is white the left associated with the ATmega.
The connector that is white the straightforward board is really a notably common energy connector, hailing through the JST group of connectors. It’s mostly intended for linking certainly one of our Lithium Polymer batteries. LiPo’s are rechargable batteries, so we have additionally included a battery pack charger from the LilyPad Arduino Simple. Therefore you can charge the battery from your computer if you have the battery plugged in, and an FTDI Basic Breakout connected.
Oh, and where do you link the FTDI board? Well, spiking up towards the top of the Arduino Simple is a right-angle six-pin male header. The header that is female the FTDI board should slip efficiently onto that connector.
Powering the LilyPad Developing Board
The LilyPad LilyPad developing Board may be driven in 2 means:
When you have a USB power supply available (some type of computer, 5V USB wall surface adapter, USB battery power, etc.), you are able to run the board from the USB cable and FTDI.
If you would like assembling your project to be much more portable, it is simple to connect a rechargable lithium-polymer battery to the board. See Technical Notes area to learn more about batteries and recharging.
Exploring the Sample Circuit
The LilyPad Development Board vessels with pre-loaded rule that showcases all the LilyPad pieces linked to it.
To power up the LilyPad developing Board, link it to your computer or laptop utilizing a FTDI and mini-B USB cable, or connect an E-Textiles Battery. Then slide the turn on the side that is right of LilyPad Arduino easy to the in place.
First the LEDs that are white on separately one at the same time. Then RGB LED will blink each color. When the series completes, the LilyPad developing Board are prepared to just simply take inputs! Take to putting your little finger on the heat sensor. When the sensor reads a threshold that is certain the red LED will light. Putting your hand on the light sensor will start the LEDs that are white. Pushing from the push that is momentary can cause the buzzer in order to make some sound. Flipping the LilyPad slip switch (on the bottom remaining side associated with board) to the in place can cause the motor that is vibe start vibrating for haptic feedback.
Note: This guide assumes you might be utilizing the version that is latest associated with Arduino IDE in your desktop. Should this be your time that is first using, please review our guide on setting up the Arduino IDE.