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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

    Moving Fabric Petals

    Using nitinol wire (shape memory alloy) to make petal-shaped pieces of paper and fabric bend, fold, twitch and move.

    Nitinol, thread, fabric:

    Nitinol, thread, tracing paper:

    Nitinol, thread, printer paper (using Jie Qi’s wing pattern):

    4 Comments so far

    1. heather on April 10th, 2012

      Could you please tell me where you purchased this nitinol and if you use oxide or oxide free? Thanks.

    2. aaaaaaa on August 14th, 2012


    3. James on May 22nd, 2013

      I saw this on a Slideshare® demo as a Final Project at some Highly inaccessible school some time ago, and I had some intruiging ideas that I would (have) liked to have made, and with no explanation of how it worked… I was forced to wait until I found (sought out) your Page right now!
      Thankfully I found you.
      I cannot thank you enough for Giving Me WHAT I WANT!!

    4. brrbr on June 25th, 2013

      High price is an obstacle for the application of LED products that we can not ignore. Let’s make a comparison between light and LED incandescent.

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