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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
    Sensors

    Analog Pin Stroke Sensor

    During PIFcamp 2016 Cedric Honnet got the analog version of the pin stroke sensing working!

    Probably the biggest problem was in the connection between the pins and the resistive fabric where the resistance of the connection was changing as the pin was stroked and so it was interfering with the reading of the resistive track’s resistance. A quick solution was to add some carbon conductive paint, but other solutions could involve using conductive fabric to make the connection between the pin and the resistive fabric, which would also allow the resistive fabric to be moved away from the area of interaction so that it would not be affected by pressure since it is also piezoresistive.




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