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Make: Wearable Electronics by Kate Hartman

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Appendix E. Microcontroller Options

The examples in this book introduce you to a few microcontroller options but there are many more available. Here are some boards that are excellent brains for a variety of wearable electronics projects.

LilyPad Sewable Microcontrollers

These modules take the traditional LilyPad format and are meant for use with conductive thread. They are all Arduino boards and can be programmed using the Arduino IDE.

LilyPad Arduino 328

The LilyPad Arduino (Figure E-1) is the original board around which the LilyPad toolset is based. The current version of this is the LilyPad Arduino 328 Main Board. The number “328” refers to the version of Atmel chip that sits on the board.

Figure E-1. LilyPad Arduino 328

The LilyPad Arduino is a ...

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