Open Softwear (beta)
Open Softwear is the latest project at 1scale1. It is a free book (CC-NC-SA-2.5) introducing basic concepts about microcontroller programming through Arduino, and using it in when crafting interactive garments. The softwear book project is open and looks for collaborators to help with proofreading, adding new examples, translating it to other languages, or photographing your own projects for the printed version to come.
The 104 pages long document was made by T. Olsson, D. Gaetano, J. Odhner and S. Wiklund. It contains tones of illustrations, an introduction to programming, help in the use of conductive materials, and explanations about basic electronic components. It is perfect for beginners and fashion-oriented technologists. It was designed for people using the inexpensive Arduino USB board, but from here it should be possible to jump into using other systems like Arduino Lilypad.