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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
    Technique

    Needle Felting

    also see: fine steel wool
    Needle felting seems to be a great technique for constructing sensors from conductive, resistive materials mashed up with regular felting wool.

    Tools for needle felting include:
    – Felting needles
    – Felting brush

    First try at needle felting a pressure sensor from aluminium fibers from www.softexpressions.com and felting wool from Clover.

    Adrian Freed creates a felted circular inclinometer using an embellishing machine:
    >> http://cnmat.berkeley.edu/user/adrian_freed/blog/2009/08/12/felted_ball_inclinometer_part_1



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