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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
    Example Projects

    Eeontex Projects

    This post compiles a list of projects for e-textile designs and sensors that make use of the Eeontex range of coated conductive fabrics produced by Eeonyx. Eeontex fabrics are fabrics coated/doped with an inherently conductive polymer, making them conductive with quite a high resistance. But the resistance changes of distance, pressure through the material, and stretch over the material – making them ideal for sensor construction. velostat is a plastic sheet with similar properties to Eeontex, but because it is plastic it has none of the advantages of a textile. Currently Eeonyx fabrics are not available in small retail quantities, but hopefully this will change!

    Samples of simple fabric pressure sensors made by fusing various conductive fabric and Eeontex fabric combinations together:

    Eeontex coated fabrics. Non-felted (left) and stretch (right):


    PROJECT USING EEONTEX:


    rSkin

    Open Source Robot Skin
    >> http://www.instructables.com/id/rSkin-Open-Source-Robot-Skin/


    Manipulation with Whole-Arm Tactile Sensing

    >> http://www.hsi.gatech.edu/hrl/project_open_source_whole_arm_tactile_sensing.shtml


    The Gloves Project

    >> http://theglovesproject.com/mega-gluvs-v1/


    Sensitive Fingertips

    >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=531


    Time Sensing Bracelet

    link >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=178
    instructable >> http://www.instructables.com/id/Time-Sensing-Bracelet/
    video >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/3387886940/


    Puppeteer

    DIY motion capture costume
    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGdttjVMW-8&feature=player_embedded


    Stretch Sensors

    >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=210


    Inclinometer

    >> http://cnmat.berkeley.edu/recipe/fabric_ball_inclinometer


    Machine Felted Tilt Sensor

    video >> http://adrianfreed.com/content/felting-electronics


    Woven Matrix with Pockets


    Touchpad Triangulation

    Position sensing through triangulation
    >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=3223
    video >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TWhcI4FILI


    Touchpad Drum

    video >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPYyuuL-o7k


    Multi-Touchpad

    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah8FhCbhDZw
    video >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah8FhCbhDZw
    download paper >> http://cnmat.berkeley.edu/system/files/attachments/optreallyfinalnime2011multitouch.pdf


    Woven Touchpad

    >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=4296


    Quick Touchpad


    JoySlippers

    >> http://joyslippers.plusea.at/


    bend sensor

    Eeontex can be used in place of Velostat
    >> http://www.instructables.com/id/neoprene-Bend-Sensor-IMPROVED/


    2 Comments so far

    1. Brad on September 26th, 2013

      Have you tried to connect Eeonyx with SparkFun, Adafruit or LessEMF? It seems like it would be pretty easy for one of them to buy 100ft, cut and package to sell to Makers. Someone like you might need to guide them to the best Eeontex to use.

    2. […] Resistive carbon coated fabric Eeonyx NW-SLPA 20k, MA-3-12 Company: Eeonyx Characteristics: Resistive material (20k), non woven, can be used to make pressure or bend sensor example: Pressure sensor http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=4619 […]

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