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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:

    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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    Serpentine LED Strip

    Sick of LEDs shining directly in your eyes? We are too!
    This design has the LEDs mounted inside the curves of this serpentine strip so that the LED faces down towards the the fabric and what you see is the light reflected off the surface of the fabric.

    This design was first developed for Boris’s Breathing Vest, a commission to the KOBA e-textile tailor shop.

    Boris's Trombone Breathing Vest


    MAKING OF:

    Sew the strip with three lines of solderable conductive thread:
    Trombone breathing

    Interrupt the middle line where you want to mount the LEDs and then solder in place:
    Trombone breathing

    Soldered LEDS:
    Trombone breathing

    Trombone breathing

    Trombone breathing

    Sew a layer of insulating reflective fabric ontop to cover conductive traces, but cut holes where the LEDs are:

    Trombone breathing

    apron for andy

    apron for andy

    Trombone breathing

    apron for andy


    Early trials and prototypes:

    Trombone costume tests

    Trombone costume tests

    Trombone costume tests



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