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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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    DJ Hoodie

    DJ Hoodie is a wearable interface that includes 4 channel zipper switch, fabric buttons with LED indicators and fabric pressure sensors. Two of these hoodies are connected with knitted stretch sensors on the hoods. It interfaces with computer with arduino using Firmata library and Pduino.

    It appeared in the performance “Cassette DJ Hoodie Battle” by Mika and Clemens Pichler at STWST, Linz, Austria as a part of LABOR FÜR ELEKTROAKUSTISCHE MUSIK UND NEUE MEDIEN LINZ event.
    In this performance, two performers, wearing the DJ hoodies are spontaneously sampling sound from cassette players and applying filters. Each Hoodie controls sample channel and choice of filters on PD patch. The knitted stretch sensor connecting the two hoodies modifies a parameter of the applied filter as performers move their heads.

    Construction


    DJ Hoodie is built on a normal off-the-shelf white cotton hoodie.
    The front zipper of the hoodie is modified to a 4 channel zipper switch. It was lucky that the hoodie had a metal zipper, which made a good connection to the conductive fabric.

    One of the hoodie consists 4 fabric buttons with LED indicator. I used 10mm pink LED and covered with polymorph to diffuse the light. The legs of the LED are made into little loop so it can be sewn with conductive thread.

    The other hoodie consists 2 neoprene pressure sensors.

    Two of these hoodies are connected with knitted stretch sensor on the hoods. It is knitted with circular knitting machine with Schoeller Nm 25/1 conductive yarn with normal acrylic white yarn.

    All the electrical connections between the sensors are made with sewing machine stitches using Silver Plated Nylon 117/17 2ply conductive thread as top thread on the machine. The connections to cables that connects to Arduino is made with Wire loop/Conductive thread technique.

    Since it was not necessary to be “wireless” for this performance, I used two big USB Arduino with cables. The Arduinos and breadboards were hidden in a shoebox to be authentic(!). For pull up resister, 10k ohm resistors were used for all the digital sensors (zipper switch and fabric buttons) and 1m ohm resistor was used for the knitted stretch sensor.

    26 Comments so far

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    2. DJ battle hoodies | All my RSS on October 1st, 2010

      [...] delightfully bizarre! Mika Satomi and Clemens Pichler developed these DJ hoodies with soft switches, zipper switches, and a knit stretch sensor to help performers engage in a DJ [...]

    3. DJ battle hoodies | Live Sock on October 5th, 2010

      [...] delightfully bizarre! Mika Satomi and Clemens Pichler developed these DJ hoodies with soft switches, zipper switches, and a knit stretch sensor to help performers engage in a DJ [...]

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    6. [...]   Materials: Channel zipper switch, fabric buttons with LED indicators and fabric pressure sensors Concept: In this performance, two performers, wearing the DJ hoodies are spontaneously sampling sound from cassette players and applying filters. Each Hoodie controls sample channel and choice of filters on PD patch. The knitted stretch sensor connecting the two hoodies modifies a parameter of the applied filter as performers move their heads. Documentation here. [...]

    7. [...] Documentation here. [...]

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