Monthly Archives: September 2009

Getting started with sewing electronics : materials and lovely switches

Hannah Perner Wilson and Mika Satomi have made this second little chapter on sewing electronics really easy for me. I don’t have to do anything except point you to their website. To get started, go to that excellent reference archive: To learn more about possible materials you can use for sewing with electronics: start […]

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Getting started with sewing electronics : books and manuals

Today I got a phone call by two ladies who are part of De geuzen, asking me : “hey Wendy, we want to start with sewing electronics into something wearable, where do we start?” Immediately I see a lot of links flashing before my eyes, books, tutorials, manuals, all with their specific qualities and specifications. […]

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A Frankenscript practice

At this moment I am trying to make an interactive distance measuring exercise, a second version of “Do(n’t) stand so close to me” with a sonar, 4 leds and a waveshield working together with an arduino. As I’m not a coder (yet?) I rely heavily on tutorials and the generosity of other coders that decide […]

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St-Erme day 3

Today the theme with Nicolas Collins is toy hacking. Some people really took off and made a lot of hacked toys. Some got frustrated, because the toys die, or they cannot be hacked or they just had enough – which is fine of course. Some people did put the challenge quite high. We started the […]

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St-Erme day two

Here is a general overview of day two: 16 Everyone made great electret microphones – and we all put our fantom power setup in a small box – which we found lying around in Paf. 17 Two workshop participants spent almost the whole afternoon and evening under the pingpong table – attaching their freshly made […]

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St-Erme day one

This is the workspace space. All looks quite clean at the beginning… 14 We started on a little solar explanation in the sun. 15

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For five days I am in Paf in St-Erme, in a workshop organized by Nadine. I’m going to go over the events day by day. It’s the third time I’m in St-Erme on a hardware hacking workshop and each time it was a truly amazing experience. As you are isolated in a village, and a […]

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