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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:

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

    From 2013-2015 Mika was 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
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    Sewn USB Plug

    USB plugs are surprisingly easy to make yourself. You might have already seen some versions made directly on a PCB – either milled or etched (or scraped by hand) from copper laminated FSR board.
    But you can also sew a USB plug with some thick conductive thread (or wire) and some wood in which you have drilled or lasercut holes in the right places. Instead of wood you could also use some thick and sturdy cardboard.

    Photos >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157711118103261/with/48799015233/

    Sewing with copper thread in lasercut wood

    (ABOVE) Sewing with single core wire in lasercut wood

    Printed copper on paper stuck to cardboard


    Examples of other’s work:

    Building the FabTinyISP
    >> http://fab.cba.mit.edu/classes/863.16/doc/projects/ftsmin/index.html

    USB <-> NES controller adapter
    >> https://www.bidouille.org/elec/usbnesadapter



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