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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

    Tilt Sensing Bracelet

    Combining beads and other decorative elements with textiles to create tilt sensitive designs. A bracelet decorated with six conductive fabric petals and a row of beads with a metal bead on the end, makes for a simple six point tilt detection. It is also designed so that the metal bead will make contact with two petals if it lies in between. and then of course it will make no contact when it is in the air due to throw or tipped upside-down.

    >> Instructable

    This video shows the Tilt Sensing Bracelet together with a feedback bracelet. They are directly connected and the electrical connection made by the bead tilt sensor closes the power circuit for the LEDs mounted on the feedback bracelet. Just a simple way of showing how it works without using a screen.

    The bracelet was originally designed to send input to the computer via the arduino, this is why there are six pull-up resistors mounted on the perfboard. Though one can also use the 20K ohm internal pull-up resistors of the Arduino.



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