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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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    Fabric Ribbon Cable

    Dan Riley (www.scisci.org) made a beautiful Fabric Ribbon cable. 8 separate lines of conductive threads are woven into the fabric. The end of the cable is connected to normal 16 pin plug as normal ribbon cable. Since you can not place the conductive threads very close, only 8 of the pins are used on the plug. The is made by professional weaving machines, but perhaps it is also interesting to try this method with hand weaving.


    3 Comments so far

    1. [...] Mika Satomi an esteemed lecturer held a workshop at THS in Smart Textiles. She discovered Dan’s wonderful electric ribbon and posted it on her very comprehensive website. Posted in arts and crafts [...]

    2. Jeannine on April 5th, 2010

      Bella Bella

    3. [...] Of course, you can just buy ribbon cables made from regular copper wire that have been woven together using thread, but where’s the fun in that? [via how to get what you want] [...]

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