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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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    Lilypad XBee Shield

    Often, we experienced “Why it does not work?!” moment, because simply connection was not good, or power was not enough. It sounds simple, but if you are using conductive fabric or thread as connection, it happens time to time.
    so, we made a xbee shield (PCB) that can snap into lilypad‘s header pin so that at least these connections are secure. We put a little checker fabric on top of the PCB so it does not look beige and dull, and to show our Scottish spirit.

    We used milling machine (Roland MDX-40) to make our own PCB board. But of course it is a luxury to have access to milling machine if you are not with big institute. In that case you can also try to print your PCB. You can check DIY CIRCUIT PRINTING post to see the detail.

      

    Here is a schematic and EPS file of this PCB.

    About Milling: 
    For milling the PCB, I am using Roland MDX-40.
    The milling setup for 1 layer copper 1.5mm PCB is following.

    :::Engraving (engraving head)
     

    :::hole making (1.5mm drill head)

    :::outline cut (1.5mm drill head)
     



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