Blog Posts

Angela has been blogging since 2009 on e-textiles, craft electronics, and education topics. She currently contributes to the SparkFun Education and SparkFun Electronics blogs. Visit the Soft Circuit Saturdays archive for additional content.

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A brief history of LilyPad development with educator feedback.

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Tips for educators using sewable electronics in their learning spaces.

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Step-by-step instructions on creating oversized teaching props to assist in paper circuit activities.


Tutorials and DIY

Angela has authored over 50 concept guides, product guides, and tutorials. She regularly publishes online on SparkFun, Instructables, and Hackster.io.  View a collection of Angela's projects on the Tutorials and How-To page.

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Insta-Hue LED Party Heels

Bluetooth-controlled color changing heels. Published in Make Magazine issue 63.

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Illuminated mask

Use LilyPad LEDs, a switched battery holder, and coin cell battery to make a fun light up mask for your next costume party.

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The Great Big Guide to Paper Circuits

Let's take a look at different materials we can use to combine paper crafting and electronics.

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Planning A Wearables ProjeCt

Tips and tricks for brainstorming and creating a wearables project.

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PRotosnap Plus activity guide

Learn how to program in Arduino with the LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus. This guide includes 10 example activities that use the pre-wired LilyPad boards on the LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus.

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LED Butterfly card

Craft an illuminated butterfly pop up card with copper tape, two LEDs, and a battery.