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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:

    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
    Tools

    LilyPad SnapRing

    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could simply press-fit your lilypad arduino to your fabric circuit traces! That you could sew your circuit with the sewing machine using conductive thread and not have to do all the hard-soft connections by hand! Here some experiments in making a 3D printed LilyPad SnapRing that connects in this way…


    First Demo

    Parts:

    Layering:

    Cut file:

    Lasercut fusible and conductive fabric petals:

    Fusible fused to conductive fabric:

    Press-fit to LilyPad hole:

    Front and back:

    Press-fit:

    Also possible to mount the other way:

    Sewing with the machine:

    Front and back:


    Sewing on LED lights:

    Demo:

    Video:


    Development

    First sketch…

    Shapelock trail…

    My first 3D modeling attempt in years…

    Testing for size…

    Troy’s LilyPad holder…

    Katharina’s board…

    Jussi’s board…



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