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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
    Workshops

    E-Textile Tooling: ohmHook

    Monday June 6th 2016, 9-17:00 at the Walker Art Center as part of the Eyeo Festival

    Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles) combine traditional textile materials, tools and techniques with electrical engineering practices. These processes often require a mixed set of tools from both disciples in order to work material into it’s final textile form while knowing about it’s electrical properties.

    This workshop will be an introduction to e-textiles with an emphasis on the tools and processes used to create them. Participants will start by each assembling a hybrid hand tool for textile manipulation that has the functionality to measure electrical resistance built in. For example a crochet hook that doubles as an Ohm meter, indicating when you’ve reached a set electrical resistance between two points on the piece of conductive crochet you’re creating. With the assembled tools in hand, we will draw upon the “How To Get What You Want” textile sensor library to create a selection of textile sensors from a range of conductive, resistive and piezoresistive materials.

    ohmHook >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6171

    The content of this workshop should be interesting for beginners as well as those with experience in either textiles or electronics, or both. For beginners in electronics this workshop will demonstrate the relationship between Voltage, Current and Resistance (Ohm’s Law) in a very hands-on way. For beginners in textiles this workshop will show you how to create and tailor a variety of textile sensors to your needs. And for those who already have experience working in e-textiles this workshop can be an opportunity to discuss the possibility of creating tools that support our practice.

    Workshop sign-up:
    >> http://eyeofestival.com/registration/
    >> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eyeo-festival-2016-tickets-20757225420

    ohmHook Workshop at Eyeo Festival

    Photos >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157671637705376

    OUTLINE:
    • Introduction to electronic textiles – materials, tools and techniques.
    • Assemble a custom tool to measure/visualize/sonify electrical resistance.
    • Use the tool to explore a range of conductive, resistive and piezoresistive materials and to work these into a selection of textile sensors, for example: crochet pressure sensor, knit stretch sensor, beaded tilt sensor, stitched stroke sensor, layered bend sensor, embroidered potentiometer….
    • Opportunity to hack/modify/improve the tools that were made in the workshop.
    • Demonstration that shows how the analog values of these textile sensors can be read into a computer using an arduino.
    • Discussion on tools, techniques and processes for working with electronic textiles.

    RELATED WORK
    Tools We Want >> http://toolswewant.at/
    Ohm Hook >> http://www.instructables.com/id/Ohm-Hook-a-Vibrating-Resistance-Meter-for-Crochet/
    A Kit-of-No-Parts >> http://kit-of-no-parts.at/



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