This tutorial has been especially created to accompany the E-Lucid Wearable Senses kit.
It will help to get you started with the Arduino Lilypad.

In contrast to the Arduino UNO, the Arduino Lilypad does not have a chip on board that takes care of the communication between the microcontroller and your computer. Usually you would program the Lilypad with a so called FTDI chip, which takes care of the communication between the microcontroller and the computer. E-lucids’ goal is to deliver high quality for a small price. Therefore, below,¬†an alternative method is described to this with just an Arduino UNO.

STEP 1

Remove the microcontroller from your Arduino UNO

 

STEP 2

Connect the pins as described in the schematic below.

Arduino UNO’s Pin 0 (RX) ==> Fourth pin of (see picture) Lilypad Arduino

Arduino UNO’s Pin 1 (TX) ==> Fifth pin of (see picture) Lilypad Arduino

Arduino UNO’s GND ==> First and Second pins of (see picture) Lilypad Arduino

Arduino UNO’s 5V ==> Third pin of (see picture) Lilypad Arduino

Arduino UNO’s RESET ==> Sixth pin of (see picture) Lilypad Arduino

 

STEP 3

Under tools, select Arduino/Genuino UNO. As you have done that, you will be able to upload code like usual.