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

    From 2013-2015 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
    Sensors

    Pompom Tilt Sensor

    This is a combination of conductive pompom and tilt sensor. The advantage is that the pompom has much bigger and softer surface than metal bead, which helps for it to touch the tilt detecting conductive fabric. Also it gives a certain look, that may be desired for some projects.

    Here is the schematic of this simple 3LED circuit. I used 3V button battery pouch to hold my battery. You can also use double AA batteries.

    And here is the video of how it works..
    It is very sensitive and smooth.

    2 Comments so far

    1. […] out the Pom Pom Tilt Sensor and a lot more projects. Truly inspiring the way they explored wearable and documented all those […]

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      It can produce about 900 lumens and produce a beam of 240 feet long by just a single LED and reflector only. The special waterproof material can prevent the invasion of liquid.
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