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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
    Conductive Materials

    Conductive Tapes

    A variety of conductive fabric, copper and aluminum tapes are available. Some have conductive adhesive and some not. Some make good electrical connections by simply overlapping ends, and some do not. Copper tape is great for soldering to.

    Conductive Copper Tape

    Wide sheets and rolls
    Great for using in the vinylcutter to vinylcut circuits!
    Vinylcut circuits >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=1132

    Cutronic Foil for PCBs >> http://www.techsoft.co.uk/products/materials/knife-cutting/cutronic-foil-pcbs.asp

    Digikey >> http://search.digikey.com/scripts/dksearch/dksus.dll?pname&WT.z_cid=ref_octopart_dkc_buynow&site=us&lang=en&name=3M1126D-ND

    3M #1126 copper tape with conductive adhesive 6”x 36 yds @$225.18/roll from Budnick Converting >> http://www.budnickconverting.com

    3M 1126 Copper Foil with Conductive Adhesive Tape >> http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/3MElectrical/Home/ProductsServices/Products/?PC_7_RJH9U5230GE3E02LECIE20OES1_nid=781VJDMC6Lbe870G8G819Fgl

    Conductive Aluminium Tape

    Local hardware store.

    Conductive Fabric Tape

    LessEMF >> http://lessemf.com/fabric.html

    3M Conductive Tape

    3M™ Z-Axis Electrically Conductive Tape 9703
    3M XYZ Isotropic Electrically Conductive Adhesive Transfer Tape 9708
    >> http://solutions.3m.com

    2 Comments so far

    1. Maria E. Romero on August 5th, 2012

      Hi Hannah and Mika, I’m aTamarind printer working on an installation with conductive materials, tentatively fabric and I’ll be testing the CTI inks (thermochromic ink)on fabric as well as paper. I was wondering if you guys have tried this brand of ink in any of your projects?

    2. Amar Moon on December 13th, 2012

      Hi,

      I think you guys might find http://www.maskingproducts.net or http://www.kaptontape.com as another good source for conductive tapes. May be worth checking out.

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