Hi! I'm pretty new to Arduino tinkering. I'm trying to figure out how to enable 2 Lilypads to communicate wirelessly. Initially, I wanted to use Xbee, because they provide a signal strength reading right out of the box. But now I'm leaning toward a simple RF pair like Sparkfun's WRL-07813 (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=7813).
My challenge now is figuring out how to physically connect the RF components to the Lilypad. Ideally, I guess, I would make super-simple breakout boards that connected all of the IO pins on the RF components to Lilypad-style "sew taps" so that I could tie conductive threat from the sew taps on the Lilypad to those on the breakout boards. The problem is, I don't know the first thing about PCB design -- I have Eagle (Light) and the Lilypad board file to work from, but I don't really know how to make something that would be acceptable to a fabricator.
My other thought was just to either bend the pins on the RF components into loops I could tie conductive thread to, or solder on loops of exposed hookup wire to accomplish the same thing. But I don't really know how well either of these would work. Does anyone with a clue (i.e. not me) have any suggestions on how I could do this?