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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
    Example Projects

    Voodoo Sensor Doll

    Also: poke sensor, pin prick sensor, prick sensor, sting sensor…

    Two layers of conductive fabric with isolating spacer in between.

    Video:

    Step-by-Step:
    Bottom conductive layer:

    Sew on isolating layer:

    Top conductive layer:

    Connections to LED light and battery:

    Done:

    Related Work

    Voodoo IO >> http://eis.comp.lancs.ac.uk/?id=11/
    Needle User Interface >> http://ken-nakagaki.com/nui/

    2 Comments so far

    1. [...] Voodoo sensor doll on Kobakant: “poke sensor, pin prick sensor, prick sensor, sting sensor… Two layers of conductive fabric with isolating spacer in between.” [...]

    2. ken on June 7th, 2013

      Please check out my work using layered conductive fabrics to detect needle!

      http://ken-nakagaki.com/nui/

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