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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:

    Since 2020, Hannah is guest professor of the Spiel&&Objekt Master's program at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin

    From 2013-2015 Mika was 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

    Soft & Tiny Arduino Workshop

    16, 17, 18 November 2012, Atelier Nord, Oslo/Norway

    Link >> http://ateliernord.no/en/workshop-soft-tiny-quiet-arduino-workshop/
    Sign up >> http://ateliernord.no/pamelding-soft-tiny-quiet-arduino-workshop/

    What are we missing? That we can’t buy in the store or online, that nobody has ever thought of because they don’t know our unique habits, strange abilities or eccentric desires?

    In this three-day workshop participants will design, build and program small, soft and personalized interactive devices for themselves or somebody they know very well. These personalized fabric gadgets might simply delight us or they might help us, provoke us, annoy us or somebody else.

    This workshop is for people who have held an Arduino in their hands before and programmed it (beginners welcome!). No previous experience with textiles or other electronics is required, though we welcome people with skills from all these fields! Participants will learn how to use an Arduino to program an ATtiny microcontroller, enabling them to make circuits that are cheaper, smaller and softer than using traditional Arudino or LilyPad circuit boards. Besides introducing the ATtiny microcontroller this workshop also focuses on making your own textile sensors and embroidering fabric speakers from a variety of conductive fabrics, threads and yarns.


    Day 1
    On the first day participants will dive straight into Arduino programming and circuitry. They will also learn how to construct a selection of textile sensors from conductive thread, yarn and fabric.
    As homework for the first evening participants will receive a small kit with all the materials needed to embroidered a fabric speaker coil. Participants will be asked to complete this kit before coming back to the workshop the next day, so that they can test it first thing the next morning.

    Day 2
    On the second day participants will test their fabric speakers. They will also learn how to read analog sensor values and play different sounds through their fabric speakers. By the second afternoon participants should be comfortable with basic code and circuitry so that they can begin to sketch and invent a small/soft/wearable/textile/quirky/silly/funny/serious/useful/irrelevant electronic and very personal or personalized device. While participants are encouraged to think big when inventing their device, they may have to scale back in order to realize a first prototype by the end of the workshop (keep it simple!).

    Day 3
    Day three is dedicated to building. At the beginning of the day, participants will introduce their inventions and receive feedback. The last day will end with presentations from everyone.

    Participants at Work

    Participant Creations

    Trine’s armband speaker:

    Trine’s led fabric:

    Bente’s interactive ugly monster:

    Oivind’s fabric slider and water sensor:

    Vasiliki’s tilt sensor:

    Vaseliki’s speaker scarf:

    Louise’s speakers:

    Useful Links

    Workshop presentation PDF >> http://www.media.mit.edu/~plusea/downloads/workshops/soft-and-tiny/soft-and-tiny-present.pdf
    Workshop booklet PDF >> http://www.media.mit.edu/~plusea/downloads/workshops/soft-and-tiny/soft-and-tiny-booklet.pdf
    Workshop photos flickr set >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/sets/72157632050366672/

    Arduino board as ATtiny programmer >> http://hlt.media.mit.edu/?p=1706
    Programming an ATtiny w/ Arduino 1.0.1 >> http://hlt.media.mit.edu/?p=1695
    Arduino as ISP summery >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=3742
    ATtiny datasheet >> http://at.rs-online.com/web/p/microcontroller/6962339/

    Textile Sensors >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?cat=26
    Embroidered Fabric Speakers >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=2936
    LilyPad Arduino >> http://web.media.mit.edu/~leah/LilyPad/
    LilyTiny >> https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10899

    ATtiny Projects:
    Caps Locker >> http://www.eeweb.com/blog/circuit_projects/usb-caps-locker-based-on-attiny45
    Sound Circuit >> http://teachmetomake.wordpress.com/arduino-attiny-workshop/
    Dice >> http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny854525-LED-dice-Super-simple-and-CHEAP/CNQC6RNH6S41NYZ
    Colour Sensor >> http://linktohow.com/2012/03/how-to-create-your-own-attiny-colour-sensor/
    Breakout >> http://imagearts.ryerson.ca/jmorgan/wordpress/?p=333
    Candle >> http://hackedgadgets.com/2012/02/06/attiny-based-electronic-candle/
    Sound Spark >> http://sensebridge.net/projects/sound-spark/
    USB >> http://fabiobaltieri.com/2011/10/19/fun-with-attiny-and-v-usb/
    PSU Overrider >> http://www.embedds.com/attiny85-based-psu-safety-overrider/
    Tiny Spider >> http://letsmakerobots.com/node/30718
    Tiny Bot >> http://letsmakerobots.com/node/18490
    Crying Dress >> http://www.kobakant.at/?p=222
    Rua’s Cape >> http://www.plusea.at/?category_name=rua
    Paper Piano >> http://hlt.media.mit.edu/?p=1376
    Liberated Circuits >> http://www.plusea.at/?p=3433
    Pincushion Breadbaord >> http://www.plusea.at/?p=2436

    Materials and Tools

    – ATtiny45 >> http://no.rs-online.com/web/p/microcontrollers/6962327/
    – TIP122 transistors >> http://no.rs-online.com/web/p/darlington-transistors/3136900/
    – Female JST socket for battery >> http://no.rs-online.com/web/p/headers-pcb-receptacles/6881353P/
    – SMD LEDS >> http://no.rs-online.com/web/p/visible-led/6545464/
    – RGB SMD LEDs >> http://no.rs-online.com/web/p/visible-led/6921338/
    – lipo battery >> http://www.tinkersoup.de/product_info.php?products_id=692
    – lipo charger >> http://www.tinkersoup.de/product_info.php?products_id=535
    – metal snaps >> http://www.plugandwear.com/default.asp?mod=product&cat_id=95,100&product_id=166
    – velostat >> http://www.plugandwear.com/default.asp?mod=product&cat_id=89,104&product_id=136
    – magnets >> http://www.magnet-magnete.eu/
    – solderable conductive thread >> http://www.karl-grimm.com/navi.swf
    – sewable conductive thread (thick or thin)
    – conductive fabrics (selection) >> http://lessemf.com/fabric.html
    – resistive fabrics from Eeonyx >> http://eeonyx.com/
    – resistive yarn >> http://www.plugandwear.com/default.asp?mod=product&cat_id=105&product_id=228
    – metal beads
    – foam
    – regular fabric and thread
    – regular knitting yarn
    – neoprene >> http://sedochemicals.de/
    – fusible interfacing >> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Heatn-Ultra-Iron-On-Adhesive-17-Yards/dp/B004BPGKK4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kh_1

    Amplified speaker units (hack them for the lipo battery amplifier circuit):
    – Clas Ohlson >> http://www.clasohlson.com/no/Portabel-h%C3%B8yttaler-Exibel/Pr383986000
    – Design Torget >> http://www.designtorget.se/designtorget/se/webbshop/Teknik1.Hogtalare_mini.dcp

    – computer with Arduino software installed (participants should bring their own laptops)
    – Arduino Uno or Duemilanove (w/ an ATmega328, not an older board with an ATmega168, for programming the ATtiny) >> http://hlt.media.mit.edu/?p=1706
    – USB cable for arduino >> http://no.rs-online.com/web/p/usb-cable-assemblies/4810075/
    – 10 uF capacitors
    – resistors
    – breadboards
    – jumper wires >> http://www.robonor.no/mage/default/arduino/arduino-kabler.html
    – scissors
    – sewing needles
    – sewing machine
    – snap tool
    – soldering stations
    – wire cutters, strippers, tweezers, needle nose pliers
    – circular knitting machine
    – iron and ironing board
    – hot glue gun
    – paper and coloured pens or pencils

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