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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

    Light Touch Pressure Sensor

    To make custom fabric pressure sensors that react to even the lightest touch. Ideally less than 10g of force.


    Testing Eeonyx piezoresitive fabrics for most sensitive ones.
    Relaxed (0g)
    Resting pressure (1 Euro = 7.5g)
    Light pressure (1+2 Euro = 7.5g + 8.5g = 16g)

    Testing with my own finger pressure, resting and pressing very hard.
    Relaxed: 3.7K Ohm
    Resting pressure: 1.9K Ohm
    Hard pressure: 0.38K Ohm




    Tracing and Cutting


    iron-on glue to fuse copper fabric to neoprene.



    Fusing triangle of silk fabric over solder joint for strain-relief and insulation.


    Sewing Tube

    A fabric tube for protecting and beautifying wires.

    Sewing Together

    Sewing layers together with sewing machine.


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