LilyPad and ArduBlock

Learn the basics of programming in Arduino using the graphical programming constructs of ArduBlock. (

The ProtoSnap series is a new way to prototype your project without a breadboard. Everything is wired together on a single board, which makes it easy to explore the possibilities of the components before snapping them apart and building them into your project.

The ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board is designed to get you started in the world of e-textiles. Combining a LilyPad Simple Board with other LilyPad components like a buzzer, a vibration motor, an RGB LED, a button, a switch, five LEDs, a light sensor, and a temperature sensor, the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board lets you dive right into wearable electronics. When you’ve learned how to program the LilyPad Development Board, you can break apart the components and explore the power of the LilyPad platform.

These materials are intended to help educators who are teaching Intro to Arduino or Arduino and Processing and don't want to have to use a soldering iron to embed the electronics. Sew microcontrollers into your teddy bear, kite or jacket for some project based learning you can hug, fly or wear!

We should have enough equipment available for everyone to use for the class, but if you'd like your own LilyPad Development Board to keep, you can find it available here:

Instructor: Dav Nowinski

Prerequisites:  None.

What to bring:  A laptop and some lunch (or visit a nearby restaurant)

Note: Please install the Arduino software on your computer before the class. Click here for instructions on installing the Arduino software.  If you have any issues installing the software, shoot Dav (the class instructor) and e-mail or come to class a little early and he'll get ya squared away.

I imagine four hours will be more than enough time to comfortably get through the material, but if we need more time, I'll be able to stay around a couple more hours (6pm).

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  • Trent B.

    Really excited about the Ardublock software! I know next to nothing about programming and found it intuitive. Looking forward to tinkering around with it and it's help function to see how I can use it.

    September 8, 2013

  • Dav N.

    A couple hiccups, but that's to be expected w/ any class that still has that new car smell.

    September 7, 2013

  • Keith M.

    Well Full of information useful to many people interested in Arduino.

    September 7, 2013

  • Dav N.

    No, it's simple enough it'll be easier to just tackle it first thing in class.

    September 6, 2013

  • Trent B.

    Do we need to download and install the Ardublock software before class as well?

    September 6, 2013

  • Dav N.

    I apologize for the extremely late notice...

    September 5, 2013

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