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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
    Sensors

    Dataglove Flex Sensor Rig

    After tearing apart some classic and novel datagloves, I realized it would be so simple to layout and produce a version of these multiple flex sensor rigs using a vinylcutter, some Kapton film and tape, copper tape sheets and velostat – to make an extended version of this stickytape sensor design.

    The following documentation illustrates how to assemble a flex sensor rig for a human hand that has two sensors per finger (one for the hand knuckle joint and one for the finger knuckle joint), one sensor on the thumb, plus one sensor mounted on the other side of the Kapton film base that captures the bend of the arch of the hand.

    Dataglove overview:
    >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=7114

    Flickr set:
    >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157667193881569


    New Design

    Layers

    Packing shapes


    Old Design

    Flex sensor rig colour labeled

    ALL LAYERS:
    Flex/Bend Sensor Rig Assembly

    COPPER + VELOSTAT TOP:
    Flex/Bend Sensor Rig Assembly

    KAPTON BASE:
    Flex/Bend Sensor Rig Assembly

    COPPER + VELOSTAT BOTTOM:
    Flex/Bend Sensor Rig Assembly


    Flex sensors inside the Nintendo Power Glove and P5 Dataglove:

    The flex/bend sensors used here are based on this stickytape sensor design:
    >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=429
    >> http://www.instructables.com/id/Stickytape-Sensors/



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