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  • A Kit-of-No-Parts at Weissensee
  • Action Hero Tailoring
  • Adopting Swatches
  • All your segments are belong to me
  • Arduino meets Wearables Workshop
  • Bend, sew, touch, feel, read
  • Bike+Light Workshop
  • Card Weaving Workshop
  • Chic bend and Sleek stretch
  • Chip-Man-Band
  • Crochet and Code
  • DEAF: Crafting the Future Workshop
  • Designing for the loop Workshop
  • DressCode Workshop Shambala
  • DressCode Workshop Berlin
  • E-Textile Meet-up
  • E-Textile Open Lab at CNMAT
  • E-Textile Summer School in France
  • E-Textile Tooling: ohmHook
  • Electric Embroidery Tuesday
  • Hybrid Jewels
  • Electric Embroidery Monday
  • Electronic Textiles Live
  • Electronics as Material I
  • Electronics as Material II
  • Electronics as Material III
  • Electronics Surgery
  • E-Textile Pecha-Kucha at Schmiede
  • Elektronik und Handwerk
  • Embroidered Speaker Workshop
  • Engineers for Social Impact workshop at Mumbai : e-Diwali
  • E-Textile Knitting Circle
  • eTextile Summer Camp 2013
  • eTextile Summer Camp 2014
  • eTextile Summer Camp 2016
  • fabric meets electronics
  • Fabricademy: Soft Circuits and Textiles Sensors
  • From Swatches to Pockets
  • FT1 - Material Mechanisms for Utopian Uniforms
  • FT1 - Tailoring E-Textiles
  • Game controller hack
  • Games Workshop II
  • Handcrafting a textile sensor from scratch
  • Handcrafting Textile Mice
  • Handcrafting Textile Sensors from Scratch
  • Handcrafting Textile Sensors in Vienna
  • Human Hacked Orchestra
  • In All Different Colors
  • Interactive Solar T-Shirt
  • Kinder Egg WishLab
  • Knitting, hacking, hanging, sound
  • LilyPad Arduino Programming
  • Sewing an electronic circuit
  • Making Textile Sensors from Scratch at TEI
  • MAKING TEXTILE SENSORS FROM SCRATCH at LIWOLI
  • Animating Textiles
  • MATERIALS & CRAFTMANSHIP
  • Meet the Materials Workshop
  • Moving Textile
  • Nature's Wearables
  • Physical Computing Stammtisch
  • Piano T-Shirt
  • PIFpack Workshop
  • Pulp in Motion
  • Sensing with Textiles
  • Sewing Fabric Sensors
  • Smart Rituals
  • Soft & Tiny Pillow Speaker Workshop
  • Soft Interactive Technology 1 at KHB
  • Soft Sensors for Soft Bodies
  • Soft Sensors for Soft Bodies II
  • Soft & Tiny Arduino Workshop
  • Solar T-shirt Workshop
  • Sounding Textiles
  • Technical Intimacy
  • Technology + Textiles
  • The Sound of Nature
  • Tinkering with Textiles & Electronics
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  • Toy Piano T-shirt workshop
  • Traces with Origin Workshop
  • Transparent and Dangerous
  • Transparent and Dangerous II
  • Wearable sound experiment
  • Wearable Sound Experiment II
  • Wearable Sound Toy Orchestra
  • Wearable Studio Workshops at ARS
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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    E-Textile Tailor Shop by KOBAKANT
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    From 2013-2015 Mika is a guest professor at the eLab at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

    From July - December 2013 Hannah was a researcher at the UdK's Design Research Lab

    From 2010-2012 Mika was a guest researcher in the Smart Textiles Design Lab at The Swedish School of Textiles

    From 2009 - 2011 Hannah was a graduate student in the MIT Media Lab's High-Low Tech research group led by Leah Buechley


    In 2009 Hannah and Mika were both research fellows at the Distance Lab


    Between 2003 - 2009 Hannah and Mika were both students at Interface Cultures
    We support the Open Source Hardware movement. All our own designs published on this website are released under the Free Cultural Works definition

    Workshops

    FT1 – Tailoring E-Textiles


    14-17th November 2017 hosted jointly by Interface Cultures and Fashion and Technology departments at the Art University Linz, Austria * * * This workshop is only open to university students * * * Alternative Titles: What can technology do for you? Tailoring E-Textiles Tailoring Wearables Tailoring Wearable Technology Wearable Technology Commissions Fashionable Technology I Companies […]

    What can technology do for you?


    October 2018 at ČIPke in Ljubljana, Slovenia Super rough draft of workshop description. Could change completely. Imagine a tailor shop for wearable technology opens up down your street? Are you curious? Will you enter? Will you dream about what you will order? Will it be for you? For your mother, friend, child? Where will you […]

    Fabricademy: Soft Circuits and Textiles Sensors


    Week 5 on the 21st of October 2017 as part of the Fabricademy As part of the Fabricademy we will teach one of the week sessions introducing electronics textiles as a field of making soft, flexible, wearable electronics. Students will learn techniques by copying swatches as well as producing their own unique designs. Links: wiki […]

    Nature’s Wearables


    30th July – 5th August 2017, at PIFcamp in Slovenia. KOBAKANT will be joining PIFcamp this year to design and build “all-natural wearable technology”. Merging natural and technical materials and mechanisms to produce a new style of technological cladding – wearables to protect us from the future.

    In All Different Colors


    Time: May 19,20 2017 10:00- 17:00 as a part of Weissensee Art Academy Berlin, Soft Interactive Technology 2 course Location: Print Lab and eLab, Weissensee Art Academy Berlin In this second part of the Soft Interactive Technology 2 course, we will have 2 days of experimenting with thermochromic screen printing on textile and designing the […]

    Transparent and Dangerous II


    Wednesday 10th May 2017, 17:30 – 19:30 at the Toronto Wearables Meetup at the Social Body Lab at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. Pins are sharp and familiar, abundant and conductive. Used in textiles as tools for prototyping, to make quick connections between materials. Lets examine these pins closer, treat them as materials themselves and […]

    Moving Textile


    Time: April 27,28 2017 10:00- 17:00 as a part of Weissensee Art Academy Berlin, Soft Interactive Technology 2 course Location: eLab, Weissensee Art Academy Berlin In this 2 days workshop, we will explore methods to move textiles with electricity using SMA (Shape Memory Alloy) and electromagnetism. On the first day, we will explore materials, techniques, […]

    E-Textile Summer School in France


    24 – 28th July 2017, at Les Moulins de Paillard in Poncé-sur-le-Loir, France APPLICATION CLOSED! More info >> http://etextile-summercamp.org/2017/summerof/summerschool/

    Transparent and Dangerous


    Monday 24 April 2017, 12:30 – 15:20 at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. This workshop will only be open to students. Pins are sharp and familiar, abundant and conductive. Used in textiles as tools for prototyping, to make quick connections between materials. Lets […]

    Hybrid Jewels


    Tuesday March 14th & Tuesday March 21st 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 in the Hybrid Craft Lab at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. A short hands-on activity, following a presentation about my work. We will start by going outside to collect materials from around campus. Leaves,needles, twigs, pine cones, stones, straws, berries, cans, coins… anything […]

    Electronics as Material III


    20-24 February 2017, taught by David Gauthier and Hannah Perner-Wilson at the Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design in Copenhagen, Denmark

    FT1 – Material Mechanisms for Utopian Uniforms


    13-17th December 2016 hosted jointly by Interface Cultures and Fashion and Technology departments at the Art University Linz, Austria * * * This workshop is only open to university students * * * Fashionable Technology I Textiles are one of the oldest forms of technology, we’ve been wrapping our bodies in material for 100,000 years. […]

    Soft Interactive Technology 1 at KHB


    December 2,3,9,10,2016 10:00- 17:00 elab Weissensee Art Academy Berlin. In a morning, I push a button to start the electric kettle to make a cup of tea, turn on the radio by sliding the on/off switch and turn the knob to tune into the radio station I want to listen to. I open my laptop, […]

    Pulp in Motion


    28 & 29th November 2016 as part of the Madtech course at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen, The Netherlands This workshop is only open to Madtech students. An Experimental Research Lab In this two-day workshop we will explore paper’s ability to move and be manipulated. Using a range of conductive materials to invent and […]

    Chic bend and Sleek stretch


    September 27-28th, 10:00- 17:00 Design Research Lab, UDK Berlin Germany. Workshop subscription limited to ArcInTex PhD students. When creating e-Textile sensors, we tend to consider its electrical property and function, but how about its aesthetic language? Especially when worn on bodies, e-Textiles becomes a part of one’s fashion statement. Can we imagine a chic bend […]

    PIFpack Workshop


    September 27/28th 2016, 17-21:00 at Anselma in Ljubljana/Slovenia This workshop will take place at the end of my one-month residency at Ljudmila in September 2016. The idea for PIFpouch was inspired by a week of hacking in the Slovenian Alps during pif_camp 2016. “PIF” comes from the Slovenian “piflar” which means “nerd” or “hacker”. In […]

    Smart Rituals


    A/D/A Festival Hamburg, on Friday, August 26th – Saturday, August 27th. „The goal of building a smart city is to improve quality of life by using technology to improve the efficiency of services and meet residents’ needs“ (from wikipedia) by silently monitoring the city through embedded sensors. In this two-day workshop, us, the citizens, we […]

    E-Textile Tooling: ohmHook


    Monday June 6th 2016, 9-17:00 at the Walker Art Center as part of the Eyeo Festival Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles) combine traditional textile materials, tools and techniques with electrical engineering practices. These processes often require a mixed set of tools from both disciples in order to work material into it’s final textile form while knowing about […]

    Sensing with Textiles


    April 29-30th 2016, 2-day workshop as a part of Soft Interactive Technology Course at Kunsthochschule Weissensee’s E-Lab in Berlin, Germany This workshop is only open to students of the university. This 2-day introductory workshop introduces textile students to the materials, tools and techniques to create textile sensors and how to read them with arduino microcontroller […]

    eTextile Summer Camp 2016


    The open call for eTextile Summer Camp 2016 is out now. The eTextile Summer Camp is a week-long event that brings together expert practitioners from the fields of eTextiles and Soft Circuitry. Gathering in the countryside of France, the camp offers participants space and opportunity to come together professionally and casually to exchange knowledge, share […]

    Woven Paper Cup Speaker Workshop


    Wednesday March 2016 at the Growlery in San Francisco, USA In this short evening workshop we will weave electromagnets on circular looms strung on paper cups. We will weave a spiral of conductive thread, that is spaced out (isolated) by the addition of a non-conductive thread. These spirals simultaneously make up the electromagnets and membranes […]

    Adopting Swatches


    December 11-12th 2015, 2-day workshop at Kunsthochschule Weissensee’s E-Lab in Berlin, Germany This workshop is only open to students of the university. This 2-day introductory workshop introduces textile students to the materials, tools and techniques used animate electronic textiles using electromagnetism. The goal of this workshop if for each student to compile their own swatchbook […]

    From Swatches to Pockets


    16-20 November 2015 as part of the Interaction Design Masters at ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland This workshop is only open to Ecal students. From Swatches to Pockets is an introductory electronic textile workshop that draws upon the E-Textile Swatch Exchange as a means of acquiring knowledge and skill, as well as a source of inspiration […]

    Electronics Surgery


    2 & 3 November 2015 as part of the Madtech course at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen, The Netherlands This workshop is only open to Madtech students. Dissecting Parts and Sewing Them Back Together Electricity will gladly flow through all kinds of conductive materials in an endless variety of shapes and sizes. Yet we […]

    E-Textile Pecha-Kucha at Schmiede


    This is not a workshop! On Friday September 11th from 18:30-21:00 we will organize an E-Textile Pecha-Kucha at Schmiede – please email us if you are interested in presenting your work.

    Wearable Studio Workshops at ARS


    September 3&4 2015, 13:00 – 15:00 As part of the A Wearable Studio Practice exhibit at the Ars Electronica festival, we will open our mobile electronics lab for up to 5 participants at a time.

    Engineers for Social Impact workshop at Mumbai : e-Diwali


    I was lucky to be a part of Engineers for Social Impact workshop by NYUAD Engineering department this March. The scope of the workshop is to visit local communities and see how the skills of engineering could contribute to the community. Group of engineering students were assigned to different assignments, and I was a part […]

    Animating Textiles


    May 12th 2015, 3 hour workshop at the RCA Information Experience Design department in London, UK This workshop is only open to students of the university. A three-hour introductory workshop to materials, tools and techniques for actuating textiles. This brief workshop will start with an introductory overview to electronic-textiles, explaining materials such as conductive threads […]

    Soft Sensors for Soft Bodies II


    May 11th 2015, 6 hour workshop at Parsons in Paris, France This workshop is only open to students of Parsons Paris. A six-hour introductory workshop to the materials, tools and techniques for building resistive sensors from textiles. Making your own sensors enables you to customize interactions to the specifics of your project. Sensors made from […]

    Soft Sensors for Soft Bodies


    Saturday May 2nd 2015, 6 hour workshop during the 2015 NODE Festival in Frankfurt, Germany An introduction to building sensors that are soft, stretchy and fit to our fleshy human bodies to capture our movements, gestures and interactions with the world.

    Sounding Textiles


    April 6-8th 2015, 10-18:00 The Sounding Textiles workshop is hosted by STEIM and will be lead by Afroditi Psarra, and Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson of Kobakant. Fabrics are generally considered to be soundless. They don’t make much sound when we wear them, scrunch them up or sit on them. In fact in many cases, […]

    Electronics as Material II


    9-13 March 2015, taught by David Gauthier and Hannah Perner-Wilson at the Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design in Copenhagen, Denmark How might we imagine and build electronics differently, if instead of thinking about electronics in terms of discrete components, we learn to control the flow of electricity through different materials?

    The Sound of Nature


    Wednesday February 4th 2015, 4pm at the University in Antananarivo, Madagascar Together with Brian Fisher, a visit and short talk at the Ecole Polytechnique Vontovorona to meet the engineering students. Very brief introduction to the ant research happening at the Madagascar Biodiversity Center and some examples of electronic textile materials. We explained how both building […]

    All your segments are belong to me


    Saturday October 11th 2014, 9:30-17:00 as part of the Wear It Festival in Berlin, Germany In this workshop we will build our own segment displays and attach them to our bodies, turning ourselves into platforms for personal signage. What text would you like to display on yourself?

    Technical Intimacy


    October 6th & 7th 2014, 10-17:00 as part of the SOFT Symposium on Fashion Technology at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague Bodies as Instruments: Masterclass and Symposium at KABK Workshop Leaders: Marije Baalman, Mika Satomi & Hannah Perner-Wilson (KOBAKANT) In this two-day workshop participants will explore the human body as a platform […]

    Electronic Textiles Live


    11-21 September 2014, as part of the Schmiede festival in Hallein near Salzburg, Austria The aim of this 10-day joint project is to bring together e-textile practitioners with performing artists to build interactive wearables and textiles that can be performed in a live context. The project will take place as part of the Schmiede festival […]

    eTextile Summer Camp 2014


    The eTextiles Summer Camp (eTextile-summercamp.org) is a week-long event that brings together expert practitioners of eTextiles and Soft Circuitry in one place to share their knowledge and skills through hands-on workshops, and facilitate discussions around their practices. We are looking for makers, designers, engineers and artists, who work in the field of eTextiles and soft […]

    A Kit-of-No-Parts at Weissensee


    19-21 May 2014 in the course 101 (one-o-one) at the Kunsthochschule Weissensee in Berlin, Germany

    Chip-Man-Band


    May 15, 16 2014 at F-A-S-T in Dresden, Germany In this two-day workshop participants will build and perform Chip-Man-Band Costumes – combining wearable electronics with chiptune music and the idea of one-man-band instruments!

    Electronics as Material I


    5-9 May 2014, taught by David Gauthier, David Mellis and Hannah Perner-Wilson at the Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design in Copenhagen, Denmark In this introductory course, electronics are presented as materials. How might we imagine and build electronics differently, if instead of thinking about electronics in terms of discrete components, we learn to control the […]

    Meet the Materials Workshop


    Friday March 28th 14-19:00 at Iskele47 in Kadiköy, Istanbul Super quick intro workshop to electronic textile materials and craft techniques for making fabric sensors and soft circuits. Materials: Copper conductive thread (KarlGrimm) Silverized Conductive Thread (Statex) Silverized Conductive Thread (Elitex) Copper conductive fabric Stretchy Silver Conductive fabric conductive yarn Conductive wool

    WishLab II Workshop


    22, 23 February & 1, 2 March 2014, part of the Making Lab at APAP in Anyang, Seoul/South Korea

    DressCode Workshop Berlin


    Saturday December 7th, 12-19:00 at FabLab Berlin DressCode celebrates fancy dress in a modern style extravaganza. Rather than shun the ever growing presence of blinking LEDs, we encourage everybody to partake in the illuminated future by making their own blinking sound-reactive attire! DressCode is about making, meeting, partying and becoming part of something big and […]

    Elektronik und Handwerk


    (for English see bellow) Samstag 23 November 2013, 11-18:00 bei Subnet in Salzburg, Österreich Wie könnte Elektronik aussehen, hätte der Schneider im Dorf ein Gerät speziell für dich angefertigt? Welche Art von Benützeroberfläche würde dir der Tischler bauen? Wie müsste sich eine Fernbedienung vom Schmied anfühlen? Wie würdest du dein Handy vom Juwelier bedienen? Welche […]

    Kinder Egg WishLab


    Saturday November 16 2013, 14-18:00 at interfiction in Kassel, Germany Upset with how boring the last surprise inside your Kinder Egg turned out to be? You’re not alone! Under the festival theme “ANALOGITAL” we’ll be running the Kinder Egg WishLab to take a look at what kinds of cool new surprises can be dreamed up […]

    Physical Computing Stammtisch


    Join us every Thursday 18:30 at the FabLab Berlin for an evening of all things compulational and physical – including electronics and textiles.

    Card Weaving Workshop


    Thursday October 17th 18:30-21:30, FabLab Berlin This post is from card weaving workshop by Kati and Ramyah (eCraft Collective) at the Physical Computing Meeting at Fablab Berlin. Also see card and band weaving techniques >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=4476 During the Physical Computing Workshop, KATI HYYPPÄ and RAMYAH GOWRISHANKAR from eCrafts Collective has gave a card weaving workshop. […]

    Traces with Origin Workshop


    Monday September 23rd 2013, 16-18:00 in the TinkerLab at the Schmiede festival in Hallein bei Salzburg/Austria Have you ever wondered what kinds of electronics we would be using if we had crafted them ourselves? What kind of interface would you have built to interact with your music? What would your alarm clock look like? How […]

    DressCode Workshop Shambala


    Friday 23 August 2013, 11am – 5pm, Shambala Festival, Market Harborough, Leicestershire In this workshop participants will sew LED lights into their clothing, making interactive costumes that react with flashing lights and light sequences to the beat of the music. Using conductive thread to sew electrical connections into the fabric of masks, t-shirts, gloves, leggings […]

    Action Hero Tailoring


    Friday August 2nd 2013, Tech Open Air Festival, Factory Summer Fair in Berlin, Germany Join us for some Action Hero Hacking and Tailoring with the FabLab Berlin at the Factory Summer Fair. After scanning and 3D printing a replica of your head to place upon the action hero body of your choice, we will help […]

    Wish Lab Workshop


    14, 15, 16 June 2013, part of the Making Lab at APAP in Anyang, Seoul/South Korea We will be setting up a temporary Wish Laboratory for Handmade Technologies as part of the Making Lab: APAP2013 project in Anyang, South Korea. If you would like to join us for three days of making people’s electronic wishes […]

    LilyPad Arduino Programming


    Saturday May 25th 11-18:00, Open Tech School workshop at Coop Berlin This workshop is more of a tutoring session for up to 3 participants per tutor and aims to be a super quick and basic introduction to programming an arduino lilypad, as well as personalized help building specific projects or getting started.

    Arduino meets Wearables Workshop


    Thursday 9th May 2013, codemotion, Berlin arduino meets Wearables: What can your clothing do for you?

    eTextile Summer Camp 2013


    The eTextiles Summer Camp 2013 Call for eTextiles Practitioners! The eTextiles Summer Camp (eTextile-summercamp.org) is a five day event that brings together expert practitioners of eTextiles and Soft Circuitry in one place to share their knowledge and skills through hands-on workshops, and facilitate discussions around their practices. We are looking for makers, designers, engineers and […]

    E-Textile Knitting Circle


    Every first Tuesday of the month, from 7pm onwards, at the Fablab-Berlin A monthly get-together for sharing, making and debugging all things eTextile related! Link >> http://www.fablab-berlin.org/de/e-textile-knitting-circle/ Flickr set >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/sets/72157633453846218/

    Bike+Light Workshop


    July/August/September 2013, Nadelwald, Berlin Workshop to be announced… In this workshop participants will sew a fashionable bike jacket with integrated blink signals.

    Crochet and Code


    September/October/November 2013, Bratislava and Trencin, Slovakia To be confirmed >> http://col-me.info/

    Tinkering with Textiles & Electronics


    Saturday 13 April 2013, 1-6pm, Betahaus, Berlin Friday 26 April 2013, 11:30am-4pm, Betahaus, Berlin as part of the General Assembly Artisan Weekend This workshops combines textile crafts, new materials and electronics to build interactive fabrics. Participants will be introduced to a range of conductive fabrics and threads as well as a selection of electronic components […]

    Soft & Tiny Pillow Speaker Workshop


    Sunday 24 February 2013, 1-6pm, Betahaus Maker Weekend in Berlin, Germany This workshop is a good introduction to making soft circuits and writing some basic arduino code. Instead of learning how to program an Arduino, participants will learn to use an Arduino to program an ATtiny microcontroller, the difference being that the ATtiny microcontroller is […]

    Designing for the loop Workshop


    November 23, 24 2012, at the V2 Sweatshop event in Rotterdam/The Netherlands Designing for the loop is a two-day workshop that focuses on eco-conscious eTextile design, developed by artists Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson in collaboration with sustainability expert Andreas Köhler. Participants debate issues of sustainability in eTextile design on the basis of several hands-on […]

    Soft & Tiny Arduino Workshop


    16, 17, 18 November 2012, Atelier Nord, Oslo/Norway Link >> http://ateliernord.no/en/workshop-soft-tiny-quiet-arduino-workshop/ Sign up >> http://ateliernord.no/pamelding-soft-tiny-quiet-arduino-workshop/ What are we missing? That we can’t buy in the store or online, that nobody has ever thought of because they don’t know our unique habits, strange abilities or eccentric desires?

    Embroidered Speaker Workshop


    September 28th 2012 This workshop will be held as part of Catarina Mota’s Tech Crafts class at ITP in New York. Participants will embroider fabric speakers based on the following kit: >> http://www.etsy.com/listing/110290369/embroidered-speaker-kit

    Human Hacked Orchestra


    Sunday August 26 2012, at the Shambala Festival in England, UK Electronic instruments, sonic soft-circuits, mechanical melodies…

    Embroidery gone Electronic


    July 28+29 2012, 10am – 5pm, MQ, Vienna/Austria Info and registration: office@mqw.at Location: Raum D, MuseumsQuartier

    E-Textile Meet-up


    Wednesday June 13 2012, SF FASHION+TECH Wearable Tech & E-Textiles Meetup at TechShop San Francisco, USA Venue: TechShop SF, Conference Room, 926 Howard Street

    E-Textile Open Lab at CNMAT


    Monday and Tuesday June 11th and 12th 2012, 11am – 5pm Adrian Freed and Hannah Perner-Wilson will be at CNMAT (UC Berkeley Center for New Music and Audio Technologies) hanging out with paper folding experts (Monday) and messing around with electronic textiles, and other strange and interesting materials (Tuesday). Come join us for these days […]

    DEAF: Crafting the Future Workshop


    Date: MAY 17-18 Location: Post, Rotterdam The Netherlands, The workshop is a part of DEAF festival workshop leaders: Joris van Tubergen Florian Horsch Menno Van den Berg Brian Peters David Braam Mili John Tharakan Mika Satomi The workshop theme was to combine two different “crafting” techniques, 3D printing and Textile techniques, to come up with […]

    Electric Embroidery Tuesday


    December 13th 2011 and January 3rd 2012, 5:30-8:30pm This workshop is not open to the public, but will be held as part of One Love Generation‘s mentoring sessions in Atlanta, GA. The aim of this workshop is to explore embroidery as a contemporary medium, in terms of both content and material. Participants will use conductive […]

    Technology + Textiles


    E-textiles for textile and fashion design projects Time: Feb 2nd – March 23rd, on Thursday 13-17, Friday 9-17 weekly Location: The Swedish School of Textiles, Borås, Sweden Lecturer: Mika Satomi The course is already finished. For details please visit the course website >> http://stdl.se/technology_textiles You can see each week’s tutorial under “Course Note“, and student’s […]

    Electric Embroidery Monday


    December 5th and 12th, 5:30-8:30pm This workshop is not open to the public, but will be held as part of One Love Generation‘s mentoring sessions in Atlanta, GA. The aim of this workshop is to explore embroidery as a contemporary medium, in terms of both content and material. Participants will use conductive thread to embroider […]

    Handcrafting Textile Sensors in Vienna


    June 2 2011, 7pm, 3 hours, 15 participants, at Miss Baltazar’s Laboratory in Vienna/Austria If you have, PLEASE BRING: Knitting needles, crochet hook, multimeter, alligator clips, thread, yarn, fabric scraps and an arduino board as well as your laptop with Arduino and Processing software installed. WHERE: Museumsquartier, Tagr TV / Transforming Freedom Space WHO: women […]

    Toy Piano T-shirt workshop


    Location: The Swedish School of Textiles, Boras Sweden Date: 8/12 Wednesday 10.30-16.30 9/12 Thursday 09.00-16.30 10/12 Friday 09.00-16.30 This workshop is for Textile Design 3rd year students to have a hands on experience on smart textiles and get familiar with basic electronics. We will modify a toy piano into a wearable instrument in this 3 […]

    Wearable Sound Toy Orchestra


    27+28 November 2010, 14:30-18:00, Mostra Sesc de Artes, Sesc Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil max 15 participants The Wearable Sound Toy Orchestra is a workshop and a performance. No matter what your previous experience is with textiles and/or electronics, this workshop will teach you how to turn cheap electronic sound toys into wearable instruments.

    Solar T-shirt Workshop


    Location: Kunstraum Walcheturm Kanonengasse 20 – 8004 Zürich Date: Nov 20 2010 (Saturday) 10.00 – 17.00 Location: [plug.in] St. Alban-Rheinweg 64 – 4052 Basel Date: Nov 21 2010 (Sunday) 10.00 – 17.00

    Handcrafting Textile Mice


    16+17th August 2010, DIS Conference, Aarhus, Denmark 9 participants, 2 days >> Workshop Website

    Sewing an electronic circuit


    Location: Himbeer Atelier, Linz, Austria Date: Aug 13th, 14th (13-17h) Aug 20th, 21st (13-17h) Aug 27th(13-17h) In this series of workshops, you will be introduced to conductive textile materials and ways to use them. There will be a small introduction to microcontroller programming and beginner electronics. The aim of the workshop is to get familiar […]

    Games Workshop II


    Location: Interface Cultures, Kunstuniversitat Linz, Austria Time: 31th May,1st, 2nd June, 2010, 10-17h This workshop introduces interaction and physical interface design topics through hans-on projects.

    Knitting, hacking, hanging, sound


    2010 A day-long workshop during which participants can come and go, contributing to knitting textile composite objects, furniture and installations.

    MAKING TEXTILE SENSORS FROM SCRATCH at LIWOLI


    Location: LIWOLI 10, Kunstuniversitat Linz, Austria Time: 15th April, 2010, 11-17h

    Handcrafting a textile sensor from scratch


    March 25 2010, SIDeR, UID, Umea, Sweden 10 participants, 3 hours Participants will be able to make their own fabric sensors and then connect it to a multimeter, LED or an arduino+Processing to visualize the sensor data.

    fabric meets electronics


    Location: The Swedish School of Textile Date: March 22-26th 2010 In this five days workshop, we aim to experiment with the mapping of the body movements and technological audio/visual feedbacks. The workshop start with introduction to arduino, and basic electronics circuit knowledge. We will also explore with Farmata library for Arduino to exchange data with […]

    Wearable Sound Experiment II


    15-18th March 2010, Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway 10 participants, 4 days Wearable Sound Experiments, or why does my knee bark and my armpit squeak? This four day workshop introduces basic soft electronics techniques for constructing fabric sensors and wearable circuits. Instead of using soldering irons and wire, we will use sewing needles and conductive thread.

    Making Textile Sensors from Scratch at TEI


    January 27 2010, TEI, Cambridge, MA 15 participants, 6 hours This workshop will explore the use of low-cost materials and tools to build textile-based interfaces. We will introduce a range methods for handcrafting textile sensors and circuitry.

    Handcrafting Textile Sensors from Scratch


    14 December 2009, AIA, Lisbon, Portugal 15 participants, 6 hours Constructing textile sensors and circuitry from available and affordable materials and tools. Implementing these in interaction scenarios to explore the qualities of textiles in human-computer interaction.

    MATERIALS & CRAFTMANSHIP


    28th + 30th September 2009 IDC, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg as part of the Physical Computing course Gothenburg, Sweden

    Tool time


    25th September 2009 Smart Textile Salon Ghent Belgium

    Bend, sew, touch, feel, read


    25, 26 July 2009 Constant, foam, okno, nadine Brussels, Belgium To explore the possibilities of bringing electronics closer to bodies and plants we are organizing a workshop in which you will learn how to use textiles and electronics to interact with humans and plants.

    Wearable sound experiment


    16-17 May 2009 V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media Rotterdam, The Netherlands We provide participants with: Hackable sound devices and programmable controllers, DIY fabric sensors, conductive fabrics and threads, lots of stretchy fabric, thread and sewing machines…

    Interactive Solar T-Shirt


    1 February 2009 Plug.in Basel, Switzerland This workshop aims to be an introduction into soft fabric electronic circuits and a DIY concept of wearable technology. Both in our own projects and in workshops we choose to introduce affordable, available, off-the-shelf materials, basic techniques and detailed instructions, so that workshop participants can continue to develop their […]

    Piano T-Shirt


    5-6 December 2008 DIY Art and Technology Festival Zurich, Switzerland This workshop aims to be a short introduction into simple soft fabric electronic circuits. The materials used are cheap and off the shelf, so that the practice introduced in the workshop can be continued at home. Sewing, soldering and experimenting with materials is not hard […]

    Game controller hack


    also: Massage me: How to get what you want This workshop references the motivations behind creating Massage me. We wanted a free massage, so we decided to modify an existing scenario for our benefit. Participants are encouraged to consider alternative interaction scenarios concerning console gaming and must think about how different, and possibly soft input […]

    Sewing Fabric Sensors


    This workshop gives a basic overview of how to get analog output from fabric pressure and bend sensors into the computer.