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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
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    Woven Speaker

    Yoghurt pots make great resonant bodies (especially Stichfestes Yoghurt:-). So weaving the speaker membrane from the rim of the pot seems like an obvious opportunity. This post documents how to puncture holes around the rim using a hot needle, thread a circular warp and then weave in and out around in a spiral alternating between an uninsulated highly conductive thread (Karl Grimm silver plated copper) and an insulating cotton thread.


    VIDEO: Woven Yoghurt Speaker with Swinging Magnet

    Step-by-Step

    Step 1) Make holes with hot needle:

    Woven yoghurt speaker
    Woven yoghurt speaker
    Woven yoghurt speaker

    Step 2) Thread circular warp:

    Woven yoghurt speaker
    Woven yoghurt speaker

    Step 1) Weave in and out:

    Woven yoghurt speaker
    Woven yoghurt speaker
    Woven yoghurt speaker
    Woven yoghurt speaker
    Woven yoghurt speaker

    Keep going…

    Woven yoghurt speaker
    Woven yoghurt speaker

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