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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

    Sewing Fabric Sensors

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

    An introduction into creating your own fabric sensor, hooking it up to an arduino (analog to digital converter) and reading the input in Processing. The serial input can then be visualized using simple shape/size algorithms.

    Duration: 2-3 hours
    Participants: 15-20
    Required skills: basic knowledge of electronics plus an interest in sewing

    Venues

    University Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Brazil (2009)
    Campus Party Sao Paulo, Brazil (2008)
    Parsons New York, USA (2008)

    Relevant Links

    Fabric Pressure Sensor Instructable
    Arduino
    Processing
    www.KOBAKANT.at
    www.sparkfun.com
    www.lessemf.com

    Materials

    conductive fabric, conductive thread, fusible, hook-up wire, 20K resistors, bread board, sponge, velostat, neoprene, regular fabric, regular thread, arduino board with USB cable, computer with arduino and processing softwares installed…

    Tools

    Sewing needles, iron and board, hole makers, wire cutters, wire strippers, multi-meters, fabric scissors, crocodile clips, pens and paper…

    3 Comments so far

    1. Samir on January 9th, 2010

      When and where in 2010 you will have your next event about basic overview of how to get analog output from fabric pressure and bend sensors into the computer. An introduction into creating your own fabric sensor, hooking it up to an arduino (analog to digital converter) and reading the input in Processing. The serial input can then be visualized using simple shape/size algorithms.

    2. admin on January 9th, 2010

      The next upcoming workshop is titled Handcrafting Textile Sensors from Scratch and will take place during the TEI conference at the MIT Media Lab on January 26th. This workshop will focus on crafting sensors and less on analog to digital conversion though:
      >> http://www.plusea.at/?p=546

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