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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

    Embroidered LilyBLE Module

    The LilyBLE was designed by Katharina Bredies as combines the a sewable Arduino platform for programming microcontrollers with the new Bluetooth standard 4.0 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). In addition to the LilyBLE module there is also a visual programming environment for the iPad that allows you to connect various sensors and actuators to the i/o pins of the board as well as GUI elements that can be displayed on a BLE iPhon. The programming environment lets you set some simple behaviors, such as “if button pressed on jacket, then play music on phone”, or “if slider moved on phone, dim LED on hat”. The finished program
    Based on the hard-PCB LilyBLE module, this version is inteded for embroidery. TiTv Greiz does the embroidery of the circuitry using a computerized embroidery machine and using Elitex conductive thread.

    Third Version

    Options to have either lashes on LilyBLE, or BLE module longer so that when one folds ontop of the other there is arch to create some space between the modules:

    Second Version

    First Version

    Paper cut-out to try folding mechanism:

    TiTv Version

    Original and coloured version. Colouring used to make modification of layout more visible.

    Embroidery samples from TiTv Greiz

    Front with laminate and conductive thread showing on back:

    Custom option for Compas Hoodie project

    The following circuit is the same as the above, but has been tailored to fit the Wearable M2M NaviHoodie – a hoodie that connects to your smartphone and uses GPS position data to indicate how far you are away from your stated goal through the colour of an LED light mounted on the chest of the jacket, and what direction your goal is in through the vibration of motors mounted around the jacket.

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