LED Knuckle Glove using miniaturized Arduino LilyPad [Ozzy Osbourne Knuckle Tattoo Wanna Be]

What You Need:

  • TinyLily Processor Board
  • TinyLily Power Adapter
  • TinyLily MiniUSB Adapter (for programming the TinyLily)
  • (4) LED Circuit Boards  (1206 type is what I used)
  • Lithium Polymer Rechargeable Battery
  • Conductive Thread
  • Sewing Needle
  • Mirco USB cable (same kind you would use with most android cell phones)
  • Glove – cotton would be best
  • Ripe Avocado

Click Here to Download this List and the Schematic

Circuit Setup:

I know – not very technical!  But hey – it’s the best way I felt I could communicate the layout.

LED Knuckle Glove_OP

All the lines in diagram indicate the conductive thread connections.  The two white circles on the thumb and pointer finger, are where you create “pads” by making multiple passes of the conductive thread.   The ovals on the knuckles are the LED circuit boards.



If you make one, let me know how it goes!

Student Projects :: Using an Arduino to Control Hitachi VK series chassis camera blocks


Some of the most fun times in a project are when you start collecting ideas and creating plans for developing your concepts.  For me it is exciting – it’s like a rush of creative energy.

Dennis (a student of the Arduino Course for Absolute Beginners) is at this point with a project and is welcoming involvement from others.  He writes of his current project:

The aim of this project is to use Arduino to control Hitachi VK series chassis camera blocks (The type used in commercial style PTZ security cameras such as American Dynamics and Pelco).

The camera uses serial RS232C to send and receive commands. The functions I plan to control at first will be Zoom In & Out, Iris Open & Close, Manual Focus and Toggle On & Off of IR Cut Filter on cameras that support IR Cut.

Later I would like to implement Echo back on above listed functions. And later more of the supported camera functions. I have command codes documents for several of the cameras.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact Dennis at  “neptune769 at gt.rr dot com”

I will make sure to post updates as the project develops!

Extremely Tiny Arduino LilyPad – Washing Machine Safe – The E-textile TinyLiny

Embedding electronics into clothes is pretty fun thing to try and do – and a great way to get started is with the TinyLily from Tiny Circuits.

The TinyLily has the same processor as the Arduino Uno, but the form factor of a US Dime! It can be washed and was designed to be sewn to using conductive thread. It is all around a great option for getting started with e-textiles.

Watch the video to learn all about the TinyLily and it’s accessories.