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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
    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

    DressCode Examples

    A series of lasercut felt designs that can host customized version of DressCode motion or sound circuits. DressCode circuits come in two variants: (1) A simple motion version that uses beaded tilt sensor to trigger LED lights to turn on and off with movement of a metal bead over patches embroidered with conductive thread. (2) A more complex version with a custom circuit board that has a microphone for picking up sound and triggering outputs based on volume thresholds. LEDs sewn to the three outputs of this sound-circuit will light up to music similar to an equalizer display on your stereo.

    Sound Examples

    Mask



    Video:

    Crown

    Leggings

    Just sew DressCode into your own clothing. No need for felt accessories!

    Video:

    Motion Examples

    Merkin

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    Mask

    Download pattern >> http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:132804

    How to assemble the basic mask pattern:
    When you cut the above pattern with laser cutter, you will get these two pieces.

    Measure the 5cm point from the bottom edge and mark it.

    Cut half way from the end of the slit to the marked point with cutter knife. Make sure to not to cut it completely. This line is to help folding the felt.

    Half cut line should look like this when you fold it.

    Do the same for the other side

    Now, turn the mask to the other side and add half cut line from the end of the slit to the bottom edge. This side will be the front side.

    Fold up the line you’ve just made. This will be the tip of the nose. It will look like the picture. This is the angle the mask should get fixed.

    Add the triangle piece where the slit made a gap.

    Sew the triangle piece to the mask to keep the slit separated in this angle.

    It also helps to add extra stitch at the top of the nose hole from the back.

    Now it should look like this, and it is ready to be used as the base mask.

    If you have steam iron, it helps to steam it to fix the shape or give some curvature to the mask to fit the face better.

    Necklace (or Crown)

    Download pattern >> http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:132763

    Video:

    Crown

    Download pattern >> http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:133184


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