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Sep 02 2010 | 8:13 am

Hi, I am new to the lilypad/arduino boards. I am trying to get my lilypad to talk to max. Has anyone got any patches that have done this, or can anyone point me to where I may find some. I have gone through CNMAT downloads and maxuino too, having trouble making sense of them. Also still a newbie to max.

Sep 02 2010 | 8:32 am

Haven’t played with lilypad, but thinking its the same process as Arduino?

Just to check the obvious, did you upload the code to your Arduino without any problems?

Sep 02 2010 | 9:40 am

Hi Ben
the problem in addressing this type of question is the number of variables in your set up. Different responses to the following questions will produce different/unique issues:
1. Are you using the lilypad for input, for output or both?
2. What types of sensors/actuators are you using? DIY or off-the-shelf?
3. Which IDE (programming tool) are you using?
4. What is your OS?

Are you looking for tutorials on building a circuit or programming the lilypad (I’m not familiar with lilypad but I am conversant in Arduino/Max) or both?

Look at this recent thread for tips (re Arduino):


Sep 06 2010 | 12:51 am

Hi Brendan,

Thank you for your reply.

1. Very basically, I am using the Lilypad to collect sensor data to be used in Max/msp and jitter.

2. The sensor’s I am using at the moment are off the shelf(lilypad brand) x,y,z accelerometers.

3. The IDE i am using I think is the arduino programming software.

4. I am using an i5, macbook pro, 4gig ram, OS 10.6.4

I looked at the post you suggested and have started to go through the tutorials.

I seem to be able to upload patches to the arduino, but all I get is noisy information when using maxuino and CNMAT patches and externals.



Sep 06 2010 | 7:08 am

Noisy input is often the result of ‘voltage bleed’ (?), from unused ungrounded analog inputs. Ground these unused inputs and see if the serial data is still noisy

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