Solder Snaps onto an Arduino Lillypad

June 1, 2015 by  
Filed under build, Crafts, Electronics, Fabric, Maker DIY

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.

Arduino Lillypad- Link to buy at Amazon

Drtitz Snaps- Link to buy at Jo-Ann Fabrics,   Link to buy at Amazon



Assemble a MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module for Arduino Scrolling Display

November 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Electronics, Maker DIY

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)
  • Arduino
  • Jumper wires
  • Breadboard

Music used in video is-
“Theme for Harold” Kevin MacLeod