The LilyPad Beginner's Kit is a great way to get started with the LilyPad e-textiles platform. Using the parts in this kit you can create e-textile projects that sense and react with LEDs, and?vibrating motors , etc. The brain of this outfit is the Arduino-compatible LilyPad Simple Board, which you can program with the included FT232 USB TO SERIAL converter.
LilyPad is a wearable e-textile technology developed by Leah Buechley and cooperatively designed by Leah and SparkFun. Each LilyPad was creatively designed to have large connecting pads to allow them to be sewn into clothing. Various input, output, power, and sensor boards are available. They?re even washable!