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    Since 2020, Hannah is guest professor of the Spiel&&Objekt Master's program at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin

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    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
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    (German: Stiftleiste, Buchsenleiste)

    These come in very handy for making plugable connections. Though hopefully with time these will be replaced with more sewable alternatives, for now they are an okay solution. It is nice to get the break-away option, as this saves time cutting them with the knife and losing the ones in between.

    They come in different sizes (streight and angled), the standard spacing is 2.5mm, which is also the spacing on perfboards. The XBee modules have 2.0mm spaced male headers, which require the equivalent females and a breakout board, since they can’t fit the regular perfboard.


    Sparkfun >> https://www.sparkfun.com/search/results?term=headers

    Low-Profile Headers:

    male smd >> http://www.toby.co.uk/content/catalogue/products.aspx?series=SLT1-xx-B1-R-039
    male through-hole >> http://www.toby.co.uk/content/catalogue/products.aspx?series=LT1-xxx2-R-040-028
    female smd >> http://www.toby.co.uk/content/catalogue/products.aspx?series=B13b-XxXX-BGABB1-G
    female through-hole >> http://www.toby.co.uk/content/catalogue/products.aspx?series=B13-XxXX-BG1-G

    Super-Low-Profile Headers (3.05mm):

    Parts not listed on site, place order by email with sales@toby.co.uk:
    male >> TSM-118-04-F-SV (datasheet)
    female >> SSW-118-04-F-S (datasheet)

    Manufacturer links (with great customizable options!!!):
    male (pins) >> http://www.samtec.com/connectors/standard-board-to-board/100-inch-square-post/terminals.aspx
    female (sockets) >> http://www.samtec.com/connectors/standard-board-to-board/100-inch-square-post/sockets.aspx

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