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New Year, New LilyPad! If your resolutions include doing more crafts (and the winter weather is perfect for it), we've got a brand-new LilyPad product in a sparkling new kit just for you.

New Year, New LilyPad!

Favorited Favorite 2 Angela and Mike from the Education Department here to talk about some new LilyPad products we’re really excited about! In the bustle of the holidays, you might have missed the release of our newest LilyPad product, the LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit. We worked on this kit for most of 2016, incorporating feedback and requests from customers and educators, and we’re excited to finally bring it to life! The LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit has everything you need to build four fun e-textile craft projects, even if you’ve never sewn or played with electronics before.

What is the LilyMini? We frequently hear from educators that cost is a major barrier to technology adoption in their classrooms. The LilyMini neatly fills the gap between the smaller “Tiny” series and the larger LilyPad Arduino boards. I Can Solder Badge v1 from PartFusion on Tindie. The Mind of Bill Porter. Well, I’m pleased to say the #GeekWedding was a success and I am now a married man.

The Mind of Bill Porter

The 3 weeks leading up to our wedding turned into a hack-a-thon of custom DIY projects we’ll be posting about over the coming months. We are going to wait out the 5-8 weeks it will take to get our wedding pictures before we post about many of the projects, but for a few we have enough media on hand to post about now. First up is our DIY custom 3D printed wedding centerpieces. We got dangerously close to our wedding day with only vague ideas on how we were going to decorate our tables with our ‘Circuits and Swirls’ theme. The table cloths already incorporated a swirls element, but there was no circuits to be found.

Next I needed structure to house the power source, LEDs and plastic sheets. Base piece. I had to take into several factories during the design and prototyping of our centerpieces. The LEDs strip were leftover from my best man Dan’s latest project and were a perfect fit for this application. Keychain LED flashlight by berkenbusch. TARDIS Deluxe Kit by countspatula. I have lighting and sticker kits for sale on my Etsy store if interested: Charlesworth Dynamics is pleased to offer the TARDIS Deluxe Kit.

TARDIS Deluxe Kit by countspatula

I have yet to get a satisfactory print out of a TARDIS which prints standing up, so I designed this to print flat. It turns out better, faster and offers some nice customization options. How to install inexpensive, energy-efficient under-cabinet lighting. Earlier this week I showed you how we created a soft, even, warm glow on each shelf of our still-in-progress DIY bookshelf, all for about $30 total.

How to install inexpensive, energy-efficient under-cabinet lighting

Even better – it uses almost no electricity. (I think it’s 18 watts per entire 16-foot reel, even though earlier in the week I told you it was 3 watts. Still super efficient.) Resources. Favorited Favorite 2 Create a quick and easy piece of e-textile art using a LilyPad LED, Battery Holder, conductive thread, and coin cell battery.


This beginner project introduces sewing with conductive thread to create a simple circuit pin. This is one of our most popular activities for events, so we’ve created downloadable templates for use with inkjet printable fabric to get students started with pre-made designs. The attached PDFs are available in full color or black and white coloring book style designs. GEMMA Hoop Earrings. LED Friendship Bracelet. TARDIS with LED Mount Dual Extrusion Print by cdb.

TARDIS with LED mount, 9v Battery tray and bracket for a SPDT or DPDT mini switch.

TARDIS with LED Mount Dual Extrusion Print by cdb

This is for Dual Extrusion printers, If you want my source file download TARDISv2.ipt. I created it with Autodesk Inventor Pro 2014 Edu. Parametric Molding so you can change to your needs. Print the .Thing Files for "preset" Settings (I've included STLs for non MakerWare users) Build: Makerbot Replicator 2X Resolution Standard 0.2mm Shells 2 Extruder 0: Right Gizmo Dorks Dark Blue ABS @ 225°c Extruder 1: Left ZENToolWorks Translucent ABS @ 220°c Heat Build Plate to 100°c Speeds WE60mm/s and WT100mm/s.

LED Tardis charm/earring by teejschmitz. LED Tardis charm with built in battery holder (takes two AG6 batteries) and sized for 3mm or 5mm LEDs.

LED Tardis charm/earring by teejschmitz

Has hole for 6mm jump ring or earring attachments. I am selling these on Etsy if anyone who doesn't have access to a 3D printer wants one: New design holds the battery better without cracking like the prior version did, and allows easier replacement of the batteries. Twin LED Sphere by ark19. Twin LED Sphere with bigger battery by Nevil_Clavain. Tardis Pendant by MakersBox. Sign In.

Tardis Pendant by MakersBox

Doctor Who TARDIS with windows by countspatula. This is all Gossamer's & nopoe's work, I just cut out the windows so they can light up and provided a guide for the lighting.

Doctor Who TARDIS with windows by countspatula

The label JPGs are in the zip file. ** I would recommend printing my new TARDIS Deluxe Kit over this one: *** 5mm white or blue LED. I used blue which technically isn't right, but it looks cool! White LED of whatever size you choose.Resistor - we'll get to this later9V battery leaddiffusion gel (or wax paper, or probably even regular paper) 1 drinking straw of the clear, non-striped variety. This generally prints pretty nicely, although I have had problems with the layers splitting at the corners. I put some foil panels in the roof to act as a reflector (this may not have been necessary). Take a look at the LED picture, I basically used the top light to hold the window light in place. Used some Gorilla Glue to attach the 9V clip and switch. Don't blink. LED Light Ring by CarryTheWhat. Motivation: I constantly find myself in need of a small amount of light at will, and the cell phone doesn't always cut it.

LED Light Ring by CarryTheWhat

My goal is to build a small but powerful flashlight ring. Details: I've tried two switch mechanisms so far. The first one had the head slide laterally, perpendicular to the finger, but it wasn't quite comfortable. This present model slides instead forward and backward. This also is not ideal.. it requires both hands to turn on and off, and the top is prone to falling off. Software: Model was designed in openscadpy (first project, sorry for the poor state of the code): Light-up Cat Ring! by CarryTheWhat. Flashlight Ring by CarryTheWhat. Also available for purchase at After a fourth rewrite, the Flashlight Ring is finally ready!

Make sure to check the remix section for all the varations I've made so far. Message me if you are interested in purchasing a vitamins kit. Tools required: LED Tardis charm/earring by teejschmitz. Circuit Scribe Lite Kit - COM-13184. Tiny TARDIS Pendant. LED Butterfly Pop Up Card. Introduction Craft an illuminated butterfly pop up card with copper tape, two LEDs, and a battery. LED Robot Pop Up Card. Introduction Craft a paper circuit pop up card with a cycling RGB LED, battery, and copper tape. If you’ve built any of our paper circuit pop up cards before, feel free to jump right in to following the template.

If this is your first paper circuit, we’ll walk you through the process. Suggested Reading. Resources. Favorited Favorite 5 Here are the templates used in the Have Fun with Paper Circuitry workshop at the GESTEM (Girls Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) event on 5/9/2014. Resources. Ghost Boxes for Halloween Treats. Drifting silently around a haunted house are these simple and cute DIY Halloween treat boxes using popular geometic shape templates.