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  • Everything is Talkative
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  • - faser - faden - fiktion -
  • from SPACE to SPACE
  • From Swatches to Pockets
  • FT1 - Material Mechanisms for Utopian Uniforms
  • FT1: Moving Fabrics with Electrons
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  • I <3 ATtiny
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  • In All Different Colors
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  • least likely
  • Light Dependent Relationship
  • LilyPad Arduino Programming
  • Sewing an electronic circuit
  • Make your own multi-touchpad
  • Making and Animating Dioramas
  • Making Textile Sensors from Scratch at TEI
  • MAKING TEXTILE SENSORS FROM SCRATCH at LIWOLI
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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

    Workshops

    Communicating Bodies


    This two-week (5day) workshop brings together textile, costume and product design students from Weissensee University, and students from the MA program S&&O of the performing arts university berlin. Together we want to play with body language, textile sensors and sound. Given a new medium such as wearable technology, what new ways of communicating emerge? Screen […]

    Touch the Tone


    2 days workshop organized at the Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft from May 29 – 30th 2021. The workshop is open to the students at the Hochschule. In this two days hands-on workshop, you will be introduced to Capacitive Sensing technique(https://playground.arduino.cc/Main/CapacitiveSensor/) using Arduino. It is a simple but powerful technique to create objects and […]

    I <3 ATtiny


    May 20th 2021 at Code & Context, TH Köln – University of Technology, Arts, Sciences, invited by Christian Faubel A 1hour ode to the ATtiny 45/85 microcontroller which I’ve been having an on/off affaire with the past 10 years, since we first met in 2010. here is an old love letter i wrote to the […]

    #paper-adventures


    paper-adventures puppe

    this course is part of the contemporary puppetry department program at the university of performing arts Ernst Busch berlin. #paper-adventures mit hannah perner-wilson & julian jungel im gestaltungsprojekt 2021 begeben wir uns auf abenteuerreise mit paper & elektronik. wir wissen nicht wohin uns diese reise führen wird, aber wir werden den weg dorthin gut dokumentieren, […]

    Weigh, Measure, Count


    This workshop is held as a part of the semester project course “Weigh/Measure/Count” at the Weissensee Art Academy Berlin during the Summer Semester 2021. You can use electrical sensors to measure, count and weigh objects or environment. These sensors often use unique properties of materials, that changes its electrical property like resistance, capacitance, luminescence.. when […]

    Everything is Talkative


    We like to embed electronics in everything these days, and while we’re at it why not include wifi so that everything can communicate with everything via The Internet. This is a short introduction, as part of a 2-day workshop, to how things are talking with each-other using electricity. how things are talking with each-other using […]

    Light Dependent Relationship


    This workshop is a part of a course UltraTools at the Product Design department of the Weissensee Art Academy Berlin, held on April 19th and 21st 2021. Designing Interaction How you interact with an object/ device and how it responds to you is a big part of how you perceive the object. For example: If […]

    soft soft


    This workshop is part of a course at the Ernst Busch Hochschule in Berlin. It is only open to students of Spiel&&Objekt. SOFT TECHNOLOGIES FOR SOFT BODIES is a 2week course and a place for *making-believe* that SOFTness is the solution to our HARD problems. we will set ourselves up to indulge this fantasy so […]

    I AM Learning


    This is a course note and a documentation of the 4 day workshop at the Interface Culture, Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria. The course takes place from January 26 – 29, 10-17:00 Online. The course is given only to the registered students at the Kunstuniversität Linz. AI and Machine Learning is any longer the technology that belongs […]

    Making Soft Noise


    In this 2 days online course, we cover the basic introduction of Arduino, how to connect and read e-textile sensors and how we can use them to control sound synthesis with Arduino. Starting to work with Arduino Connect your Arduino with your computer through USB cable. Open your Arduino IDE (download from here), and open […]

    under the influence


    _______________MATERIAL_ADVENTURES_______________ ………………the boardgame adventure for humans and other materials LEVEL2_ THE REMAKE you set off on a journey with another material you wish to make with . the goal is to return with an understanding that you are equally remade . As etextile practitioners we engage with other conductive materials on a regular basis and […]

    least likely


    This workshop is part of a course at the Ernst Busch Hochschule in Berlin. It is only open to students of Spiel&&Objekt. least likely scenario is a 3week course that introduces how computers work and immediately challenges you to imagine how we could interact with them differently.

    connecting bubbles


    This semester, we are sitting in a strange bubble at home. No casual coffee with your friend between the lectures, no physical exchange of cool weaving trick to speed up your assignment, no hugging, no kissing… Instead of crying over all the things we lack, we can try to use the situation positively, as a unique experience of being isolated, connected only (or mostly) via internet with your friends and colleagues, but somehow share the experience together. Perhaps this is a chance to think about how we can design such an online, remote, yet connected experience. This is my proposal for this semester.

    soft interactive technologies


    This is a course note for the Soft Interactive Technology course at the Art Academy Weissensee Berlin. The course is normally given as a series of hands-on workshops, but due to our difficulty of meeting each other in physical spaces, it is developed as an online course for the year. It was first given in […]

    ETextile Adventures


    This workshop is part of a course at the Ernst Busch Hochschule in Berlin. It is only open to students in the departments of Contemporary Puppetry and Spiel&&Objekt.

    from SPACE to SPACE


    with NO SCREENS? 5. – 7.05. & 12. – 14.05. 11:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 16:00. This workshop is only open to S&&O students This workshop was born out of the social distancing restrictions we are practicing to delay the spread of the corona virus. It is an attempt to teach a very materials […]

    Material_Adventures


    the_boardgame This workshop-as-boardgame was developed during corona times as a means of teaching remotely with as little screen-time as possible. #noscreens MaterialAdventures >> https://www.plusea.at/?p=6605

    Making and Animating Dioramas


    This workshop is only open to students of the Spiel&&Objekt master program at the Ernst Busch Hochschule in Berlin.

    FT1: Moving Fabrics with Electrons


    January 2020, hosted jointly by Interface Cultures and Fashion and Technology departments at the Art University Linz, Austria * * * This workshop is only open to Art University Linz students. Students should only sign up for this course if they can commit to attending the full schedule (see bellow). * * * In this […]

    Spekulative Objekte


    18 Nov – 6 Dez 2019, course taught by Clemens Winkler and Hannah Perner-Wilson at Spiel & Objekt Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch Photos >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157712439878226

    Shape and Memorize


    This is a 4 days workshop at the Weissensee Art Academy Berlin as a part of the Textile and Surface design course. The workshop will take place from December 9th to 13th. In this workshop, we will look into using Shape Memory Alloy (SMA), understanding the basics of SMA, how to set/memorize the shape, how […]

    Taking Parts Apart Workshop at TH Nürnberg


    11 December 2019, 15-18:00 at TH Nürnberg, Germany Download PDF documentation of outcome >> http://kobakant.at/downloads/PDFs/20-takingPartsApart_THnurnberg.pdf Photos >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157712797821188 A hands-on exercise in getting to know the electronic parts that make up the technologies we use every day. After understanding how they work, can we re-imagine them to be made in different ways? Links: >> konp.plusea.at/ […]

    – faser – faden – fiktion –


    -f-f-f-

    October 2019 – January 2020, a course in the department of Gestaltung: Technik-Textil at the Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria This course is only open to students of Gestaltung: Technik-Textil. This course pursues an exploratory approach to introducing electronic textiles (E-Textiles) as a material practice. Taking the analogy of an expedition, students will depart on a journey […]

    Crafting Sensory Surfaces


    A part of textiles summer school at DLAB KIT Kyoto Japan. August 19 – 30, 2019 Textiles stand at the forefront of material technology offering a staggering range of characteristics for designers to exploit: touch, fold, stretch, stroke, squeeze, scrub, etc. We manipulate textile surfaces that surround us in various ways. By embedding e-textile materials […]

    ETextile CARD10


    ccc camp 2019 Extend your CARD10 wristband out into the world….. of etextiles! friday, 22-8-19, 19:00-20:30 in the CARD10 village saturday, 23-8-19, 18:30-20:00 in the CARD10 village >> https://card10.badge.events.ccc.de/en/workshops/ bring (if you have): – your CARD10, USB-C cable, laptop – “normal” LEDs – scissors – pliers – sewing needles step-by-step: More photos: https://flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157710505658161 STAGE 1: […]

    Absurd Musical Interfaces


    8-9 November 2019, Queen Mary University of London Artists, technologists and makers are invited to take part in a hackathon around the themes of absurd musical interfaces, questionable sonic interactions and unworkable music designs. Does this sound fun to you? Please, join us! Application Deadline: 8 September 2019 >> http://instrumentslab.org/research/absurd-music-design.html

    Crafting Robots


    Crafting Robots

    August 29 & 30 2019, 10-16:00, TU Berlin From Robots that Craft, to Crafting Robots Examining technology through a material lens — a means of looking inside the machine by way of remaking its component parts — in order to spin new robot stories. This workshop was invited by Pat Treusch of „Träumen Roboter vom […]

    Blurring Boundaries


    Blurred Boundary

    June 9-15, 2019 at Shakerag in Sewanee Tennessee/USA Electricity does not have to be cased up inside slick metal enclosures; we can also let it flow through painted pine-cones, carved traces, and the water in our bodies. The segregation of our abilities into discrete disciplines leaves gray areas to be explored and missing links to […]

    Soft Interactive Technology at Weissensee


    The second part of the course is about exploring the SMA (shape memory alloy) and textile. We will go over how to train the SMA, how to connect them and how you can trigger them with electricity. We will also connect the SMA samples to Arduino and control the activation with it. The first SMA […]

    ITP camp Workshops


    Three etextile related workshops at ITP camp: Wear your tools! https://itp.nyu.edu/camp2019/session/41 Make a Fabric Touchpad https://itp.nyu.edu/camp2019/session/40 Multitouch Paper Recognizing Gestures (with vvvv) PART 1&2 https://itp.nyu.edu/camp2019/session/3

    Make your own multi-touchpad


    Sunday May 19th 11-16:00 (4h) at KOBAKANT New Studio (Schönwalder Strasse 23, Wedding/Berlin) Our fingers are constantly swiping across touchpads, to enter passwords, navigate maps, play games, type messages. But how does this work? How are our physical interactions with materials sensed and translated into electronic signals that our computers can understand? In this workshop […]

    Adventuring with Materials


    April 18 2019, 11-17:00, Junge Tüftler, Berlin // This workshop is only open to Junge Tüftler MitarbeiterInnen. Adventuring with Materials – a proposal for getting lost and coming home by Hannah Perner-Wilson Building electronics have become very much a learning about the functionality of electronic components, and not an experiencing of the electrical properties of […]

    Crocheting Electronics


    Electronic Textile is a technique that uses metalized or carbon infused thread and fabric to create electronics. You can knit sensors and embroider speakers. In this workshop, you will be introduced how to crochet a touch sensor with conductive threads. The finished crochet sensor will be connected as one big crochet blanket that plays back […]

    Electronics of Materials IV


    Electronics of Materials at CIID

    February 11-15 2019, taught by Paula Te and Hannah Perner-Wilson at the Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design in Copenhagen, Denmark

    KOBA Winter School of Wickedfabrics


    January 21-25 2019, KOBA in Berlin, Germany We have been running our KOBA E-Textile Tailorshop for one year now. During this time we’ve been refining our skills in some of the most basic techniques like making hard-soft connections and detachable parts. But we have also been confronted with learning bespoke tailoring skills in taking a […]

    FT1: Tailoring with Electronic Textiles II


    Linz lulu workshop

    January 2018, hosted jointly by Interface Cultures and Fashion and Technology departments at the Art University Linz, Austria * * * This workshop is only open to Art University Linz students. Students should only sign up for this course if they can commit to attending the full schedule (see bellow). * * * For the […]

    Soft Interactive Technology I


    Nov 29,30,Dec 4,9,2018 10:00- 17:00 elab Weissensee Art Academy Berlin. Assignment The next 2 days will be something like mini hackathon. It is time for you to explore what these textile sensors can do as interface and think about different types of interaction with digital technology. For this, we give ourselves a framework/story. Inspired by […]

    Textile Sensor Indulgence


    October 24-26 2018, 17-20:30 (10h), at ČIPke in Ljubljana, Slovenia

    KOBA School of Wickedfabrics: TAILORING


    August 20-25 2018, KOBA in Berlin, Germany INTRODUCTION For the last 6 months KOBAKANT have been running KOBA, a tailorshop for electronic textiles and wearable technology in Berlin, Germany. The KOBA School of Wickedfabrics is intended as a time and place for us to formalize our tailoring process and share this experiance with you. This […]

    School of Wicked Fabrics: FOUNDATION /03


    “Arduino is an open source computer hardware and software company, project, and user community that designs and manufactures single-board microcontrollers and microcontroller kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical and digital world.” (wikipedia>>) Arduino website >> https://www.arduino.cc/ in this workshop, we use Flora, which is […]

    School of Wicked Fabrics: FOUNDATION /02


    Textile Sensors One can make different types of sensors. Some sensors have two states, “on” or “off”, or another words, “contact” or “no contact” like on/off switches of a light. Other sensors have range of states, like a dimmer of a light. The two state kind of sensors are digital sensors, and the sensors that […]

    School of Wicked Fabrics: FOUNDATION /01


    August 6-11, 2018 at KOBA Explore the Material collect samples and make a page for your swatch book. Please check: How much resistance? What are the characteristics? (physical/ electrical) Does it change its conductivity? if so how, what is the changing range? Multimeter We can not see the electrons flowing. So we can not tell […]

    Soft Interactive Technology Course at KHB


    Time: May 16,18 2018 10:00- 17:00 (15:00 on 16th) Time: May 30, June 1 2018 10:00- 17:00 Location: eLab, Weissensee Art Academy Berlin This workshop is only open to KHB students This is a series of 4 workshops to learn how one can move textile surface with electricity. In the first workshop, participants will learn […]

    KOBA School of WickedFabrics


    For the last 6 months KOBAKANT have been running KOBA, e-textile tailorshop in Berlin, Germany. During this time we’ve been refining our skills in some of the most basic techniques like making hard-soft connections and detachable parts. But we have also been confronted with learning bespoke tailoring skills in taking a customer’s ideas from concept […]

    FT1: Tailoring with Electronic Textiles I


    14-17th November 2017 hosted jointly by Interface Cultures and Fashion and Technology departments at the Art University Linz, Austria * * * This workshop is only open to Art University Linz students. Students should only sign up for this course if they can commit to attending the full schedule (see bellow). * * * >> […]

    Fabricademy: Soft Circuits and Textiles Sensors


    Fabricademy

    Week 5 on the 21st of October 2017 as part of the Fabricademy As part of the Fabricademy we will teach one of the week sessions introducing electronics textiles as a field of making soft, flexible, wearable electronics. Students will learn techniques by copying swatches as well as producing their own unique designs. In this […]

    Nature’s Wearables


    30th July – 5th August 2017, at PIFcamp in Slovenia. KOBAKANT will be joining PIFcamp this year to design and build “all-natural wearable technology”. Merging natural and technical materials and mechanisms to produce a new style of technological cladding – wearables to protect us from the future.

    In All Different Colors


    Time: May 19,20 2017 10:00- 17:00 as a part of Weissensee Art Academy Berlin, Soft Interactive Technology 2 course Location: Print Lab and eLab, Weissensee Art Academy Berlin In this second part of the Soft Interactive Technology 2 course, we will have 2 days of experimenting with thermochromic screen printing on textile and designing the […]

    Transparent and Dangerous II


    Wednesday 10th May 2017, 17:30 – 19:30 at the Toronto Wearables Meetup at the Social Body Lab at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. Pins are sharp and familiar, abundant and conductive. Used in textiles as tools for prototyping, to make quick connections between materials. Lets examine these pins closer, treat them as materials themselves and […]

    Moving Textile


    Time: April 27,28 2017 10:00- 17:00 as a part of Weissensee Art Academy Berlin, Soft Interactive Technology 2 course Location: eLab, Weissensee Art Academy Berlin In this 2 days workshop, we will explore methods to move textiles with electricity using SMA (Shape Memory Alloy) and electromagnetism. On the first day, we will explore materials, techniques, […]

    E-Textile Summer School in France


    24 – 28th July 2017, at Les Moulins de Paillard in Poncé-sur-le-Loir, France APPLICATION CLOSED! More info >> http://etextile-summercamp.org/2017/summerof/summerschool/

    Transparent and Dangerous


    Monday 24 April 2017, 12:30 – 15:20 at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. This workshop will only be open to students. Pins are sharp and familiar, abundant and conductive. Used in textiles as tools for prototyping, to make quick connections between materials. Lets […]

    Hybrid Jewels


    Tuesday March 14th & Tuesday March 21st 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 in the Hybrid Craft Lab at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. A short hands-on activity, following a presentation about my work. We will start by going outside to collect materials from around campus. Leaves,needles, twigs, pine cones, stones, straws, berries, cans, coins… anything […]

    Electronics as Material III


    20-24 February 2017, taught by David Gauthier and Hannah Perner-Wilson at the Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design in Copenhagen, Denmark

    FT1 – Material Mechanisms for Utopian Uniforms


    13-17th December 2016 hosted jointly by Interface Cultures and Fashion and Technology departments at the Art University Linz, Austria * * * This workshop is only open to university students * * * Fashionable Technology I Textiles are one of the oldest forms of technology, we’ve been wrapping our bodies in material for 100,000 years. […]

    Soft Interactive Technology 1 at KHB


    December 2,3,9,10,2016 10:00- 17:00 elab Weissensee Art Academy Berlin. In a morning, I push a button to start the electric kettle to make a cup of tea, turn on the radio by sliding the on/off switch and turn the knob to tune into the radio station I want to listen to. I open my laptop, […]

    Pulp in Motion


    28 & 29th November 2016 as part of the Madtech course at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen, The Netherlands This workshop is only open to Madtech students. An Experimental Research Lab In this two-day workshop we will explore paper’s ability to move and be manipulated. Using a range of conductive materials to invent and […]

    Chic bend and Sleek stretch


    September 27-28th, 10:00- 17:00 Design Research Lab, UDK Berlin Germany. Workshop subscription limited to ArcInTex PhD students. When creating e-Textile sensors, we tend to consider its electrical property and function, but how about its aesthetic language? Especially when worn on bodies, e-Textiles becomes a part of one’s fashion statement. Can we imagine a chic bend […]

    PIFpack Workshop


    September 27/28th 2016, 17-21:00 at Anselma in Ljubljana/Slovenia This workshop will take place at the end of my one-month residency at Ljudmila in September 2016. The idea for PIFpouch was inspired by a week of hacking in the Slovenian Alps during pif_camp 2016. “PIF” comes from the Slovenian “piflar” which means “nerd” or “hacker”. Workshop […]

    Smart Rituals


    A/D/A Festival Hamburg, on Friday, August 26th – Saturday, August 27th. „The goal of building a smart city is to improve quality of life by using technology to improve the efficiency of services and meet residents’ needs“ (from wikipedia) by silently monitoring the city through embedded sensors. In this two-day workshop, us, the citizens, we […]

    E-Textile Tooling: ohmHook


    ohmHook Workshop at Eyeo Festival

    Monday June 6th 2016, 9-17:00 at the Walker Art Center as part of the Eyeo Festival Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles) combine traditional textile materials, tools and techniques with electrical engineering practices. These processes often require a mixed set of tools from both disciples in order to work material into it’s final textile form while knowing about […]

    Sensing with Textiles


    April 29-30th 2016, 2-day workshop as a part of Soft Interactive Technology Course at Kunsthochschule Weissensee’s E-Lab in Berlin, Germany This workshop is only open to students of the university. This 2-day introductory workshop introduces textile students to the materials, tools and techniques to create textile sensors and how to read them with Arduino microcontroller […]

    eTextile Summer Camp 2016


    The open call for eTextile Summer Camp 2016 is out now. The eTextile Summer Camp is a week-long event that brings together expert practitioners from the fields of eTextiles and Soft Circuitry. Gathering in the countryside of France, the camp offers participants space and opportunity to come together professionally and casually to exchange knowledge, share […]

    Woven Paper Cup Speaker Workshop


    Wednesday March 2016 at the Growlery in San Francisco, USA In this short evening workshop we will weave electromagnets on circular looms strung on paper cups. We will weave a spiral of conductive thread, that is spaced out (isolated) by the addition of a non-conductive thread. These spirals simultaneously make up the electromagnets and membranes […]

    Adopting Swatches


    December 11-12th 2015, 2-day workshop at Kunsthochschule Weissensee’s E-Lab in Berlin, Germany This workshop is only open to students of the university. This 2-day introductory workshop introduces textile students to the materials, tools and techniques used animate electronic textiles using electromagnetism. The goal of this workshop if for each student to compile their own swatchbook […]

    From Swatches to Pockets


    16-20 November 2015 as part of the Interaction Design Masters at ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland This workshop is only open to Ecal students. From Swatches to Pockets is an introductory electronic textile workshop that draws upon the E-Textile Swatch Exchange as a means of acquiring knowledge and skill, as well as a source of inspiration […]

    Electronics Surgery


    2 & 3 November 2015 as part of the Madtech course at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen, The Netherlands This workshop is only open to Madtech students. Dissecting Parts and Sewing Them Back Together Electricity will gladly flow through all kinds of conductive materials in an endless variety of shapes and sizes. Yet we […]

    E-Textile Pecha-Kucha at Schmiede


    Schmiede

    This is not a workshop! On Friday September 11th from 18:30-21:00 we will organize an E-Textile Pecha-Kucha at Schmiede – please email us if you are interested in presenting your work.

    Wearable Studio Workshops at ARS


    September 3&4 2015, 13:00 – 15:00 As part of the A Wearable Studio Practice exhibit at the Ars Electronica festival, we will open our mobile electronics lab for up to 5 participants at a time.

    Engineers for Social Impact workshop at Mumbai : e-Diwali


    I was lucky to be a part of Engineers for Social Impact workshop by NYUAD Engineering department this March. The scope of the workshop is to visit local communities and see how the skills of engineering could contribute to the community. Group of engineering students were assigned to different assignments, and I was a part […]

    Animating Textiles


    May 12th 2015, 3 hour workshop at the RCA Information Experience Design department in London, UK This workshop is only open to students of the university. A three-hour introductory workshop to materials, tools and techniques for actuating textiles. This brief workshop will start with an introductory overview to electronic-textiles, explaining materials such as conductive threads […]

    Soft Sensors for Soft Bodies II


    May 11th 2015, 6 hour workshop at Parsons in Paris, France This workshop is only open to students of Parsons Paris. A six-hour introductory workshop to the materials, tools and techniques for building resistive sensors from textiles. Making your own sensors enables you to customize interactions to the specifics of your project. Sensors made from […]

    Soft Sensors for Soft Bodies


    Saturday May 2nd 2015, 6 hour workshop during the 2015 NODE Festival in Frankfurt, Germany An introduction to building sensors that are soft, stretchy and fit to our fleshy human bodies to capture our movements, gestures and interactions with the world.

    Sounding Textiles


    April 6-8th 2015, 10-18:00 The Sounding Textiles workshop is hosted by STEIM and will be lead by Afroditi Psarra, and Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson of Kobakant. Fabrics are generally considered to be soundless. They don’t make much sound when we wear them, scrunch them up or sit on them. In fact in many cases, […]

    Electronics as Material II


    9-13 March 2015, taught by David Gauthier and Hannah Perner-Wilson at the Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design in Copenhagen, Denmark How might we imagine and build electronics differently, if instead of thinking about electronics in terms of discrete components, we learn to control the flow of electricity through different materials?

    The Sound of Nature


    Wednesday February 4th 2015, 4pm at the University in Antananarivo, Madagascar Together with Brian Fisher, a visit and short talk at the Ecole Polytechnique Vontovorona to meet the engineering students. Very brief introduction to the ant research happening at the Madagascar Biodiversity Center and some examples of electronic textile materials. We explained how both building […]

    All your segments are belong to me


    Saturday October 11th 2014, 9:30-17:00 as part of the Wear It Festival in Berlin, Germany In this workshop we will build our own segment displays and attach them to our bodies, turning ourselves into platforms for personal signage. What text would you like to display on yourself?

    Technical Intimacy


    October 6th & 7th 2014, 10-17:00 as part of the SOFT Symposium on Fashion Technology at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague Bodies as Instruments: Masterclass and Symposium at KABK Workshop Leaders: Marije Baalman, Mika Satomi & Hannah Perner-Wilson (KOBAKANT) In this two-day workshop participants will explore the human body as a platform […]

    Electronic Textiles Live


    11-21 September 2014, as part of the Schmiede festival in Hallein near Salzburg, Austria The aim of this 10-day joint project is to bring together e-textile practitioners with performing artists to build interactive wearables and textiles that can be performed in a live context. The project will take place as part of the Schmiede festival […]

    Relief Embroidery Workshop at Summercamp


    At the E-Textile Summercamp.

    eTextile Summer Camp 2014


    The eTextiles Summer Camp (eTextile-summercamp.org) is a week-long event that brings together expert practitioners of eTextiles and Soft Circuitry in one place to share their knowledge and skills through hands-on workshops, and facilitate discussions around their practices. We are looking for makers, designers, engineers and artists, who work in the field of eTextiles and soft […]

    A Kit-of-No-Parts at Weissensee


    19-21 May 2014 in the course 101 (one-o-one) at the Kunsthochschule Weissensee in Berlin, Germany

    Chip-Man-Band


    May 15, 16 2014 at F-A-S-T in Dresden, Germany In this two-day workshop participants will build and perform Chip-Man-Band Costumes – combining wearable electronics with chiptune music and the idea of one-man-band instruments!

    Electronics as Material I


    5-9 May 2014, taught by David Gauthier, David Mellis and Hannah Perner-Wilson at the Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design in Copenhagen, Denmark In this introductory course, electronics are presented as materials. How might we imagine and build electronics differently, if instead of thinking about electronics in terms of discrete components, we learn to control the […]

    Meet the Materials Workshop


    Friday March 28th 14-19:00 at Iskele47 in Kadiköy, Istanbul Super quick intro workshop to electronic textile materials and craft techniques for making fabric sensors and soft circuits. Materials: Copper Conductive Thread (KarlGrimm) Silverized Conductive Thread (Statex) Silverized Conductive Thread (Elitex) Copper Conductive fabric Stretchy Silver Conductive fabric Conductive Yarn Conductive wool

    WishLab II Workshop


    22, 23 February & 1, 2 March 2014, part of the Making Lab at APAP in Anyang, Seoul/South Korea

    DressCode Workshop Berlin


    Saturday December 7th, 12-19:00 at FabLab Berlin DressCode celebrates fancy dress in a modern style extravaganza. Rather than shun the ever growing presence of blinking LEDs, we encourage everybody to partake in the illuminated future by making their own blinking sound-reactive attire! DressCode is about making, meeting, partying and becoming part of something big and […]

    Elektronik und Handwerk


    (for English see bellow) Samstag 23 November 2013, 11-18:00 bei Subnet in Salzburg, Österreich Wie könnte Elektronik aussehen, hätte der Schneider im Dorf ein Gerät speziell für dich angefertigt? Welche Art von Benützeroberfläche würde dir der Tischler bauen? Wie müsste sich eine Fernbedienung vom Schmied anfühlen? Wie würdest du dein Handy vom Juwelier bedienen? Welche […]

    Kinder Egg WishLab


    Saturday November 16 2013, 14-18:00 at interfiction in Kassel, Germany Upset with how boring the last surprise inside your Kinder Egg turned out to be? You’re not alone! Under the festival theme “ANALOGITAL” we’ll be running the Kinder Egg WishLab to take a look at what kinds of cool new surprises can be dreamed up […]

    Physical Computing Stammtisch


    Join us every Thursday 18:30 at the FabLab Berlin for an evening of all things compulational and physical – including electronics and textiles.

    Card Weaving Workshop


    Thursday October 17th 18:30-21:30, FabLab Berlin This post is from card weaving workshop by Kati and Ramyah (eCraft Collective) at the Physical Computing Meeting at Fablab Berlin. Also see card and band weaving techniques >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=4476 During the Physical Computing Workshop, KATI HYYPPÄ and RAMYAH GOWRISHANKAR from eCrafts Collective has gave a card weaving workshop. […]

    Traces with Origin Workshop


    Monday September 23rd 2013, 16-18:00 in the TinkerLab at the Schmiede festival in Hallein bei Salzburg/Austria Have you ever wondered what kinds of electronics we would be using if we had crafted them ourselves? What kind of interface would you have built to interact with your music? What would your alarm clock look like? How […]

    DressCode Workshop Shambala


    Friday 23 August 2013, 11am – 5pm, Shambala Festival, Market Harborough, Leicestershire In this workshop participants will sew LED lights into their clothing, making interactive costumes that react with flashing lights and light sequences to the beat of the music. Using conductive thread to sew electrical connections into the fabric of masks, t-shirts, gloves, leggings […]

    Action Hero Tailoring


    Friday August 2nd 2013, Tech Open Air Festival, Factory Summer Fair in Berlin, Germany Join us for some Action Hero Hacking and Tailoring with the FabLab Berlin at the Factory Summer Fair. After scanning and 3D printing a replica of your head to place upon the action hero body of your choice, we will help […]

    Wish Lab Workshop


    14, 15, 16 June 2013, part of the Making Lab at APAP in Anyang, Seoul/South Korea We will be setting up a temporary Wish Laboratory for Handmade Technologies as part of the Making Lab: APAP2013 project in Anyang, South Korea. If you would like to join us for three days of making people’s electronic wishes […]

    LilyPad Arduino Programming


    Saturday May 25th 11-18:00, Open Tech School workshop at Coop Berlin This workshop is more of a tutoring session for up to 3 participants per tutor and aims to be a super quick and basic introduction to programming an Arduino LilyPad, as well as personalized help building specific projects or getting started.

    Arduino meets Wearables Workshop


    Thursday 9th May 2013, codemotion, Berlin Arduino meets Wearables: What can your clothing do for you?

    eTextile Summer Camp 2013


    The eTextiles Summer Camp 2013 Call for eTextiles Practitioners! The eTextiles Summer Camp (eTextile-summercamp.org) is a five day event that brings together expert practitioners of eTextiles and Soft Circuitry in one place to share their knowledge and skills through hands-on workshops, and facilitate discussions around their practices. We are looking for makers, designers, engineers and […]

    E-Textile Knitting Circle


    Every first Tuesday of the month, from 7pm onwards, at the Fablab-Berlin A monthly get-together for sharing, making and debugging all things eTextile related! Link >> http://www.fablab-berlin.org/de/e-textile-knitting-circle/ Flickr set >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/sets/72157633453846218/

    Bike+Light Workshop


    July/August/September 2013, Nadelwald, Berlin Workshop to be announced… In this workshop participants will sew a fashionable bike jacket with integrated blink signals.