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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
    Example Projects

    Tilt Sensor Demo

    All-in-one demo of a fabric tilt sensor. This sensor demo is a simple circuit made up of a 3V coin-cell battery (inside a conductive fabric battery pouch), 6 red LEDs and a 6-way tilt sensitive switch. The tilt switch is made up of a common GND (negative power supply from battery) which is connected to a metal bell strung on conductive thread, and 6 petals cut out of conductive fabric. Each petal is connected directly to the negative lead of one of the 6 LEDs and the positive leads of the LEDs are connected with conductive thread directly to the positive side of the battery power supply. When the bell rests on one of the conductive fabric petals it closes the circuit, bridging the gap between the negative power supply and the negative lead of an LED, causing the LED to light up.

    Flickr set >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157669490408973

    TILT SENSOR DEMO MODULE DIAGRAM

    Front:
    Tilt demo module

    Back:
    Tilt demo module



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