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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
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    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

    Lulu Bumblebee PCB

    Lulu is a hardware solution that interfaces between an LED light source, an optic fiber strand or bundle, and sewable soft circuit connections.

    Lulu is providing a simple, reliable toolset for people who want to use side glow optical fibers in their eTextile and wearable projects. Use of light in textile and fashion design is becoming more and more common and many schools started to teach this subject as a part of their textile design curriculum. Optic fibers could be embedded in textiles as embroidery, in weaving, knitting and knotting process and many textile designs have been realized in recent years.

    This is the first version of the Lulu Daisy Bumblebee_18.01!





    Lulu pin-out:
    Lulu Bumblebee illustrations

    Before sewing the circuit connections, shrink-tube the Lulu to the end of your optic-fiber:
    Lulu Bumblebee illustrations

    How to chain multiple Lulus:
    Lulu Bumblebee illustrations

    Lulu sample swatch:
    Lulu Bumblebee illustrations

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