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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:

    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

    Transparent and Dangerous

    Monday 24 April 2017, 12:30 – 15:20 at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. This workshop will only be open to students.

    Pins are sharp and familiar, abundant and conductive. Used in textiles as tools for prototyping, to make quick connections between materials. Lets examine these pins closer, treat them as materials themselves and make use of their ability to conduct electricity.

    In this short workshop we will explore the anatomy of pins, examining their history, materiality, form and function. We will apply them as material in the field of electronic textiles by combining them with a variety of conductive and non-conductive materials to create electronic connections, sensors and actuators. The results will be sharp and delicate, transparent and dangerous.

    Students are asked to collect interesting materials and bring these with them to the workshop. Anything hard, soft, flexible, squishy… that can be pierced and penetrated by a pin.

    Anatomy of a Pin presentation >> http://www.plusea.at/?p=5774
    Flickr set >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157680447248002



    Dangerous Sensors

    – Contact (digital on/off)
    – Resistive sensing (distance)
    – Piezoresistive sensing (pressure, bend, stretch…)
    – Capacitive sensing (scroll wheel, slider….)

    Contact

    Pin Stroke Gauntlet

    >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6161

    Spikey Stroke Sensors

    >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6237
    >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157669478992954

    Resistive

    Veiled Tilt

    >> http://etextile-summercamp.org/swatch-exchange/dangerous-tilt-working-title/
    >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157682588662945

    Pin Tilt

    >> http://www.plusea.at/?p=5841
    >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/sets/72157666744649176

    Analog Pin stroke sensor

    >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6188

    Piezoresistive

    Anti-Static foam Pressure Matrix

    >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6292
    >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157672248800682

    Capacitive

    Capacitive Fabric Slider/Wheels


    >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6607


    Supplies

    Tools

    multimeter
    arduino for reading sensor values
    sewing needles
    crochet, knitting
    tape, glue
    iron, board
    soldering iron, solder stations
    scissors for fabric and other materials
    cutter knife and cutting board
    pliers, round nose pliers…
    lighter

    Materials

    #17 pins >> https://www.amazon.com/Vintage-17-Premium-Nickel-Plated/dp/B00G03NIX2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1492346770&sr=8-3&keywords=%2317+pins
    #24 pins >> https://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Prym-Dressmaker-Pins-Premium/dp/B00HL17KIQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492346909&sr=8-1&keywords=24+dressmaker+pins
    5mm felt
    3-5mm neoprene with fabric fused to either side
    regular sewing thread
    regular fabric scraps
    resistive materials (velostat, eeontex non-woven, eetontex stretch)
    2K Ohm/sq >> https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14111
    10E4 to 10E7 ohm/square >> https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14112
    conductive fabrics & threads (what do you have?)
    veilshield conductive fabric (i can bring) >> https://www.lessemf.com/fabric3.html
    fusible interfacing
    wax (candles)
    soft wire for bending and soldering
    stiff wire for bending and soldering
    ball bearings >> https://www.amazon.com/Piece-Assorted-Loose-Bicycle-Bearing/dp/B018B7D05K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1492347129&sr=8-3&keywords=ball+bearings
    silicone sheets, silicone tubing
    soft plastic tubing
    styrofoam balls
    wine bottle corks
    springs



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