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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

    MAKING TEXTILE SENSORS FROM SCRATCH at LIWOLI

    Location: LIWOLI 10, Kunstuniversitat Linz, Austria
    Time: 15th April, 2010, 11-17h

    In this workshop, we will construct textile sensors and circuitry from conductive fabrics and thread, with ordinary textile materials such as poppers, fabrics and yarns. Instead of soldering and wiring, we will saw, iron and knit these sensors and circuits.
    Participants will be introduced to basic electronics and range of fabric sensor examples such as push, bend, tilt and stroke sensors. After understanding how it works, we will try to implement our own fabric sensor designs and connect to a simple LED fabric circuit on a T-shirt. The placement of sensors and circuitry will be designed considering interaction scenarios as well as aesthetic choice. The materials used are cheap and off the shelf, so that the practice introduced in the workshop can be continued at home.
    Participants are asked to bring their own used T-shirt to the workshop.

    battery pouch:
    Neoprene battery pouches
    Double AA batteries pouch stencil
    Single AA battery stencil (long leg)
    3V button battery pouch

    Example sensors:
    Fabric Button
    Fabric Potentiomater
    Bend Sensor
    Tilt Sensor
    Stroke Sensor
    Conductive Pompom
    circular knit stretch sensor

    Material Link:
    Conductive Fabric
    We had Stretch conductive fabric and Soft and Safe Shielding Fabric NEW from LessEMF
    Conductive Thread
    We had Silver Plated Nylon 117/17 2ply, Silver Plated Nylon 234/34 4ply and Resistive thread 66 Yarn 22+3ply 110 PET
    Conductive Yarns
    We had Nm 10/3 and Nm 50/2 from Schoeller
    If you are interested in purchasing Scheoller yarn, please check CONDUCTIVE YARN – COLLECTIVE PURCHASE

    Some of the Workshop Outcome


    Isabella’s 3D crochet tilt sensor


    Adriana’s Mustache t-shirt


    stroke sensor in progress


    Little sewing mistake!


    Sabina’s three button system


    Markus’s tilt wristband


    Natalia’s sound stretcher


    kike’s conductive pompom triggerer


    Mar’s game t-shirt in action

    pictures on flickr

    This workshop is part of a LIWOLI event. Here is the link >>http://linz.linuxwochen.at/

    2 Comments so far

    1. swathi on September 3rd, 2011

      can i get the circuit diagram of this sound sensing t-shirts and can i get the info of components used in it plz…..

    2. Mika on September 5th, 2011

      I am not sure which t-shirt you refer to.. The pictures and videos on this post are from the workshop held in Linz, and the projects are developed by the participants. If you could specify which t-shirt you mean, I could probably tell you which components they have used

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