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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    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

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    Welcome to the KOBAKANT DIY Wearable Technology Documentation

    This website aims to be a comprehensible, accessible and maintainable reference resource, as well as a basis for further exploration and contribution.

    The site documents the range of wearable technology and soft circuit solutions that we have developed for our own practice since 2007. Many interesting techniques and possibilities never make it into a finished project. We wanted to share these as well as explore their possible use towards future ideas. The site also contains collections of material and tool resources and example projects that explain the integration of individual solutions for smaller projects, aimed at showcasing what is possible and how it is possible.

    This database is maintained by KOBAKANT, a collaboration between Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson. You can find out more about us here >> www.KOBAKANT.at

    HOW TO MAKE WHAT YOU WANT was initiated during our joint research fellowship at the Distance Lab in the Highlands of Scotland. We continue to contribute our work to the database and appreciate the warm support we’ve received for this project!

    Please comment on individual posts or email us with any feedback, questions, corrections, suggestions for improvement or changes. We would really like to hear from you.