Connect the KeKePad to your computer by a MicroUSB cable, if your computer OS is MAC OSX, just unzip the file and move it to the Applications folder and launch it.
If you are using Windows, you need to install the drivers:
A: Double click the Arduino… .exe and start to install.
B: Open your Windows “Device Manager”, under the “Other Device” you will see the LilyPad Arduino USB, right click on it and choose the “Update Driver Software” option, choose the “Browse my computer for Driver software” option.
C: Navigate to the “Drivers” folder of the Arduino and click next step to finish the installation of drivers.
When the IDE environment installation is finished, you can upload codes to KeKePad and start to use it, but for the first step, you can upload the example blink sketch to test the KeKePad.
◎ Navigate to the blink sketch File > Examples >01.Basics > Blink;
◎Choose the board name “LilyPad Arduino USB” (KeKePad is fully compatible with it) and choose the right Serial Port:
A: Tools > Board and choose LilyPad Arduino USB
B: Serial Port > Choose COM with “LilyPad Arduino USB”
C: Upload the sketch
A: Tools > Board and select LilyPad Arduino USB
B: Serial Port > Choose the port with “usbmodem” inside.
C: Upload the sketch
When the uploading is finished, the onboard LED marked with “USER” will blink.
You can power KeKePad either from the Micro-USB port or from the BAT_IN port, but in projects, it’s better to use the BAT_IN port and power the board by Ke Cables.
You can use coin cell batteries, we have the battery holder: Ke Coin Cell Battery Holder .
The Ke Coin Cell Battery Holder is suitable for one CR2032 battery or two CR2016. It has a standard Ke Connector, so just connect it to KeKePad BAT_IN port to power it.
The capacity of coin cell battery is too small, so many makers prefer the rechargeable Li-Polymer batteries. Our Ke Li-Po Charger is for these applications.
Connect the Li-Po battery to BAT IN port on Li-Po charger, then connect its SYS OUT port to BAT_IN port on KeKePad. When charging the battery, please switch off the power supply to KeKePad. You can also use the Ke Switch/Adapter board to connect the Li-polymer battery to KeKePad directly.
To help makers create imaginative projects, we developed a series of tiny sensors and actuator modules. Connection and wiring for KeKePad platform is very easy, please refer to Introduction of KeKePad and find out the ports compatible for the modules.
Like Ke Pixel Mini, Ke Pixel Ring use the same SMD 5050 pixel LED. Ke Pixel Ring is chainable design, it has 18 LEDs in a ring, with two Ke Connectors on the back. Just connect Ke Pixel Ring’s data in port to KeKePad, connect the data out port to the next pixel ring’s data in port, and you can chain several pixel rings together…
Who don’t like music? If add some vivid music or sounds to the item you make, the effect will be totally different immediately. Ke MP3 V1.0 is an integrated designed MP3 module that can add nice music effects to your projects….
Ke Color Sensor TCS34725 is a plug-and-play designed module for wearable projects. This module includes a TAOS TCS34725 color sensor chip that provides a digital return of red, green, blue (RGB), and clear light sensing values….
Ke UV Sensor ML8511 is a small and nice plug-and-play wearable sensor that can be embedded to your project easily. It can keep you from getting sunburnt and you can detect the real time UV intensity (index) around you….
KekePad Light Sensor TEMT6000 is an ambient light sensor just mimics the human eye, so it’s sensitive to the visible spectrum.
This light detector is a silicon NPN phototransistor with analog output. The value read from the sensor is proportional to the amount of light that hits the sensor surface….
KeKePad is a new generation of platform for making wearable and fabric projects. KeKePad is open source, it’s developed based on LilyPad Arduino USB, but adopts a new way of wiring and connection. It uses an ATmega32u4 chip and has built-in USB support function. You can connect KeKePad to your computer directly by a Micro-USB cable to program it…
This is a display module with a 0.96″ passive matrix OLED screen, it is 128×64 resolution, monochrome, but separated with 2 area colors, the upper 1/4 area is yellow (128×16 resolution), the lower 3/4 area is light blue (128×48 resolution)….
Ke Pixel Stick has 6 5050 WS2812B pixel LED surface mounted on a small PCB stick. It has 2 connectors on the back, it’s chainable design, one connector is for data in and another one is for data out…