… Or How to Sew Your Way Into the Computing Sciences
A Lilypad Arduino powered tic-tac-toe board. Via Rainycatz
Lilypad Arduino is an Arduino kit that can be sewn together using conductive thread instead of solder and a soldering iron. It was created by Leah Buechley, a professor at the MIT Media Lab, and first made commercially available in 2007.
Sew circuits? What ridiculousness! Obviously something so simple, so feminine, so delicate couldn’t possibly be sufficient!
And yet the lights light up and the connections are made using tools found inside of any household sewing kit.
This is amazing! And it proves that sometimes, it is the medium that is the problem, not the message.