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1  Topics / E-Textiles and Craft / Re: LilyPad Simple On/Off switch on: August 07, 2012, 11:27:50 am
Thanks! That makes sense, and that will work just fine for what I need.

I looked at the schematic when I began this project, and frankly I can't parse it at all. Are there good resources for someone to learn how to read that?

2  Topics / E-Textiles and Craft / LilyPad Simple On/Off switch on: August 07, 2012, 01:28:22 am
Hey all,

I am brand-new to the world of Arduino. I just hooked up my LilyPad Simple board, and I have a question.

When I change the on-board switch to "Off", the power LED goes off, but my sketch continues to run (I'm using the Blink example, with a different output pin).

What's the point of the On/Off switch if it doesn't actually stop execution/power draw? Is there a way I can turn off the LilyPad when I'm not using it, or do I need to sew on my own power switch?


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