Light up soft toy with LilyPad

This project will explore two ways of controlling the flow of current to a LED using a button and switch. No programming is initially expected in this project, however once students are comfortable with connecting or sewing their circuits and attaching lights, a follow-up project that involves using a pre built Arduino program to light up a series of lights in order would be a useful next step. This lesson idea was created by Peter Lelong.

Additional details

Year band(s) 7-8
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Abstraction, Implementation (programming)
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Design the user experience of a digital system


Evaluate existing and student solutions against the design criteria, user stories and possible future impact

Keywords LilyPad Arduino, Programming, Technology, Computer program, CSER, Computer Science Education Research Group, Peter Lelong
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Girls in Tech



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