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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    From 2013-2014 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
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    Crochet Button

    By using conductive yarn as electrodes, you can create a simple button with crochet. The construction idea is very similar to fabric button.


    Crochet button with Schoeller Conductive Yarn: Nm 25/1 100% Inox @ Euros 145.00/kg (25,000 metres/kg). The resistance range 100-120 ohm, 30 ohm when stretched per 10 cm.

    The button has 1.6k ohm resistance when closed (pushed).

    Here are pictures of construction.
    The middle pink-white yarn is mixed with conductive yarn. Green and orange yarn are normal yarn. Orange yarn is connecting the 2 sides and closing the button.

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    1. [...] I’ve also been teaching myself to crochet and will be trying out more techniques soon. I made a crochet button using the example on How To Get What You Want. [...]

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