WEARABLES

LilyPad Arduino (can also be called Flora’s from Adafruit)

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/e-textile-basics
 
An explanation of basic terms with the LilyPad, good pre-reading before starting on the basic tutorial listed directly below.  

https://learn.adafruit.com/conductive-thread 
Contains some great information about conductive thread – it’s a good introduction if you are planning on use conductive thread on your e-wearables.

https://learn.adafruit.com/led-sewing-kit
An introduction to sewing LEDs.

https://www.adafruit.com/beckystern 
This is a great starting place for inspiration. Becky is an amazing artist, who works to create wearable technology. She creates and uploads weekly video projects, which are very easy to recreate and follow.

https://learn.adafruit.com/all-about-leds
Another good introduction to LEDs and a great starting point for people who have not worked with them before. Includes a tutorial on how LED’s can be used.

https://learn.adafruit.com/skill-badge-requirements-microcontrollers
Intermediate level technical overview and tutorial of micro-controllers and how they are used. 


GEMMA AND FLORA PLATFORMS

http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/01/10/back-in-stock-flora-wearable-electronic-platform-flora/
This page has a good introduction video to what the Flora is and what it can be used for.

Here is just the video link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiBbRU5rwQc&feature=player_embedded&list=PLjF7R1fz_OOUJH1M2nqQXdGIwZBpDZrV3

https://learn.adafruit.com/introducing-gemma/introduction
Introduction to what a Gemma is and what it can be used for. Very good starting spot for those who have never used them before.

http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/03/19/flora-vs-gemma-which-board-should-i-use-wearablewednesday/
Video explaining the difference between Flora and Gemma. It’s a good place to start if you have never used either of these products before.

http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/08/06/which-flora-sensor-is-right-for-my-project-wearablewednesday/
Interesting Video showing off the different sensors and applications for them, using them in combination with the Flora and Gemma. Here is a tutorial on how to use them https://learn.adafruit.com/flora-sensors

https://learn.adafruit.com/flora-lux-sensor
Introduction to the Light sensor for the flora and how it is used.

https://learn.adafruit.com/flora-and-gemma-isp
Explanation of how the Flora and Gemma understand what the code is doing. Little bit advance for those who are just starting but if you have a bit of an understanding, it’s good knowledge to have.

NEOPIXELS

https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-neopixel-uberguide
This site provides an introduction to NeoPixels explains how they might be used in a project with Flora or Gemma. 


TUTORIALS
https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/ldk-experiment-1-lighting-up-a-basic-circuit
A first basic introduction to e-textiles, this tutorial is for people who have never sewn or worked with electronics before. 

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/ldk-experiment-5-make-your-own-switch
Follow the rest of the tutorials as this is a great and easy way to learn about LilyPads. 

https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/307
 A good tutorial of different LilyPad application, and for those with limited experience with using e-wearables. 

Part 2= https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/363

https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/313
This is the place to start for those looking a step up but don’t have a lot of confidence. So use this one, if you have sewn or used electronics before but have not used a Lilypad before. Also in video format for those who prefer this.

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/getting-started-with-the-lilypad-mp3-player
Another fun tutorial for slightly more advanced users.


 

STOCKISTS

https://www.adafruit.com/distributors
Simply look up Australia and locate the closest seller.