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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
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    Crochet LED Throwie

    LED throwie is a great project from Graffiti Research Lab.
    So, as a contribute to their project, I made a “Granny Throwie”, LED throwie made with crochet.


    It does not have magnet inside, so actually you can not really “throw”, but you can “knit tagging” with it. Since the batteries are embedded inside, and it is not really possible to change it, I made it as a button. LED turns on when you press the middle… well, for tagging, it will be better to make it always on.

    The second version has a light sensor on it, that it will only turn on when its dark. This will be better for tagging.



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