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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

    from SPACE to SPACE (week2)

    with NO SCREENS?

    5. – 7.05. & 12. – 14.05. 11:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 16:00.

    We will use SENSORS to capture and translate our physical bodily interactions with the world into electronic signals. Use arduino to translate these analog signals into digital messages. Encode these messages in the MQTT PROTOCOL and make use of the amazing network infrastructure that is THE INTERNET to PUBLISH these messages to a BROKER so others can SUBSCRIBE to them, translate them back into into physical actions by means of electronic ACTUATORS.

    What is it that we will sense&&send and then receive&do with this technical setup?
    This will be the most fun, experimental and challenging part of the workshop. In order to explore, we will prototype our ideas so that we can observe first-hand the kinds of social experiences we have through the network.



    11-13:00 (video call)
    ESP intro and code snippits for remote string pulling


    14-16:00 (open working time)
    VORFREUDE CHALLENGE: implement code and build stable constructions so that we can pull each other’s strings!



    Menu: Preferences —> Additional Boards Manager URLs:

    Menu: Tools —> Boards —> Boards Manager:
    search for: “ESP32”
    Install: “esp32 by Espressif Systems”

    Menu: Tools —> Board: ESP32 Dev Module

    Menu: Tools —> Port: dev/cu…
    (unplug and plug to see which port appears)

    Menu: Tools —> Flash Mode: QIO

    Menu: Tools —> Flash Size: 4MB

    Menu: Tools —> Flash Frequency: 80Mhz

    Menu: Tools —> Upload Speed: 115200


    Menu: File —> Examples —> Basics —> “Blink”

    edit: LED_PIN = 2;

    —> blue LED should blink on/off


    Menu: File —> Examples —> Communication —> “Graph”

    edit: Serial.begin(115200);

    edit: pick a GPIO pin with and ADC
    (GPIO = General Purpose In Out)
    (ADC = Analog Digital Converter)

    for example: analogRead(34);

    Note: ADC2 pins cannot be used when Wi-Fi is used. So, if you’re using Wi-Fi and you’re having trouble getting the value from an ADC2 GPIO, you may consider using an ADC1 GPIO instead, that should solve your problem.


    Menu: Sketch —> Include Library —> Manage Libraries

    search for: “MQTT”

    Install: MQTT library for Arduino
    by Joel Gaehwiler

    Menu: File —> Examples —> MQTT —> ESP32DevelopmentBoard

    edit: your wifi info:
    your network name / SIID
    (SIID = Service Set Identifier)
    your password

    edit: the “ClientID” so that you can see yourself connect:
    client.connect(“ClientID”, “try”, “try”)

    edit: the topics you subscribe and publish to by adding “/yourName”
    you can also change the “message” you are sending!


    client.publish(“/hello/yourName”, “message”);

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