I have been researching the best way to make some interesting costumes for my kids. The most popular microcontroller for wearables currently is the Arduino Lillypad. I picked one up to start experimenting with, most people sew the Lillypad to the project, but I noticed others were using snaps. I had an Arduino Lillypad I had ordered earlier and I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics and picked up a pack of snaps to see how hard it was to solder a snap to the Lillypad.
I ordered some max7219 dot matrix modules from ebay in order to make a scrolling display powered by an Arduino. I took some video of soldering a module together. If you would like to try to make your own module you will need the components below.
- max7219 dot matrix module kits- Search ebay or Amazon (you can also get these presoldered and ready to play)
- Soldering iron (only needed if you are soldering the max7219 dot matrix module kit yourself)
- Jumper wires
Music used in video is-
“Theme for Harold” http://incompetech.com/ Kevin MacLeod