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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
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    desoldering wick

    “Desoldering wick”! This is a very useful tool to desolder circuit when you make a mistake, or hacking toy circuits. I use them often but I never knew the name.. Here is the wikipedia explanation

    “A solder wick, also known as a desoldering wick or desoldering braid, is a roll of fine, braided 18 to 42 AWG wire typically made from oxygen free copper that has been treated with a rosin solder flux.
    The processes of removing solder with a wick start by placing the wick over the solder joint to be removed and then heating the portion of the wick in contact with the joint with a soldering iron. As the rosin melts onto the wick and the connection and the solder reaches its melting point the solder is sucked into the solder wick via capillary action. Heat is then removed and the solder is allowed to solidify before the wick is removed from the workpiece. Finally, the used section of wick is discarded.”



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