The LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus is a sewable electronics prototyping board that you can use to learn about circuits and programming, then break apart to make an interactive fabric or wearable project.
At the center of the ProtoSnap Plus is the LilyPad USB Plus microcontroller, pre-wired to LilyPad boards including a LilyPad Light Sensor, LilyPad Buzzer, LilyPad Button Board, four pairs of colored LilyPad LEDs, and a LilyPad Slide Switch. Because these components are connected together on the ProtoSnap board, you can test out your project ideas before you sew. The ProtoSnap Plus also includes Expansion Ports that let you sew your wearables together or to use alligator cables to easily connect external sensors and components to the board. After testing out your coding ideas using the attached LilyPad pieces, you can break apart the board and sew them into your project!
LilyPad is a wearable technology developed by Leah Buechley and cooperatively designed by Leah and SparkFun. Each LilyPad was creatively designed to have large connecting pads to allow them to be sewn into clothing. Various input, output, power, and sensor boards are available. They’re even washable!