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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:

    Since 2020, Hannah is guest professor of the Spiel&&Objekt Master's program at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin

    From 2013-2015 Mika was 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

    Animating Textiles

    May 12th 2015, 3 hour workshop at the RCA Information Experience Design department in London, UK

    This workshop is only open to students of the university.

    A three-hour introductory workshop to materials, tools and techniques for actuating textiles.

    This brief workshop will start with an introductory overview to electronic-textiles, explaining materials such as conductive threads and fabrics, magnet wire, nitinol (a shape memory alloy) and thermochormic pigment. After demonstrating examples of different kinds of electronic textile actuation, students will proceed to build their own actuators.

    The two different kinds of electronic actuation explored in this workshop are:
    Electromagnetism (motors, vibration movement, sound)
    Heat (melting/softening, thermochromic pigment/colour-change, SMA/muscle-wire/nitinol)



    Lace motor >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=5277
    Simple motors >> http://kit-of-no-parts.at/?p=492


    Speaker coils as textile membranes:
    Woven speaker >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=5509
    Knit speaker >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=4465
    Embroidered speaker >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=2936



    Hot Hinge >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=2955

    Tunable Stiffness Structures: muslin in wax
    >> http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/media-arts-and-sciences/mas-962-special-topics-new-textiles-spring-2010/assignments-and-projects/final-project/final-project-tunable-stiffness-structures/

    thermochromic pigment/colour-change

    Using heat to actuate thermochromic pigment. Thermo = temperature, chromic = colour –> temperature actuated colour change!

    Thermochromic pixel >> http://kit-of-no-parts.at/?p=1210
    Cast pixel >> http://kit-of-no-parts.at/?p=1460

    Thermochromic Paint on Paper Examples


    SMA Smocking >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=5276
    Bending Petals >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=3396

    Materials and Tools

    speakers and motors:
    – karl-grimm conductive thread
    – conductive fabric
    – neodymium magnets
    – audio amp
    – magnet wire
    – diodes

    heating and movement:
    – steel thread
    – thermochromic pigment
    – nitinol/SMA
    – fabric medium (for mixing thermochromic pigment)
    – paintbrushes and pot(s)
    – lab/bench power supply
    – hair dryer
    – shapelock/wax

    – regular thread
    – scraps of regular non-stretch fabric
    – fusible interfacing
    – sewing needles
    – scissors

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    1. Plusea on June 9th, 2015

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