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Cutout circuit boards on instructables

Posted in Technology with tags , , on June 15, 2009 by Simon

Apparently Nadya Peek and I were on the same track around the same time :)
Here is her nice instructable on how to make circuit boards using a vinyl plotter:

How to make circuits with a Roland CAMM sign cutter

I prefer to solder the circuit while on still on it’s original backing as the thin fabrics I use melt very easy.


Wearable Sound Experiment

Posted in Arts, Technology, V2_ with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2009 by Simon

The 16th and 17th of May V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media held a 2-day workshop on wearable technology lead by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson aka Kobakant.


After the workshop introduction and meeting round participants were split up into two groups to distribute the wide variety of skills. The background of participants was broad (ranging from industrial designers to fashion designers to hard- and software developers). As the average knowledge of the participants was quite high, the goal of the workshop was ambitious: create a performative sound experiment.

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Organza touchpad development

Posted in V2_ with tags , , , on December 3, 2008 by Simon


Continued development on the organza soft touchpad.

The basics are working with the CCB’s in place. Much of the electronics (bottom in picture) will be embedded as well in the next generation.

Posted from JoSoS on Flickr: Organza touchpad development

Felt Circuit Board

Posted in V2_ with tags , , , on November 26, 2008 by Simon

A CCB (Cutout(tm) circuit board) on a felt carrier.

This is a first try-out of using felt and CCBs. After cutting out the circuit it is stuck on a piece of felt. Hopefully the next version will look a bit more tidy.

The knit thing on the right is a knitted pressure sensor knitted on a knitting machine by colleague Piem. Notice how the LED blinks faster when the pressure increases.

Posted from JoSoS on Flickr: Felt Circuit Board

Prototype organza touchpad

Posted in V2_ with tags , , , on November 26, 2008 by Simon

The first prototype of the Metallic Organza Touchpad I am currently working on. The prototype only has two sensitive areas but this will be increased quite a bunched over time. Also it will be using the CCB (Cutout Circuit Board) as described in the previous post.

Posted from JoSoS on Flickr: Prototype organza touchpad

Prototype organza touchpad

Posted in V2_ with tags , , , on November 26, 2008 by Simon

Since short we have been experimenting with cutting out circuit boards out of copper foil using a vinyl cutter at protospace FabLab. First attempts were with moderate success but fine tuning the cutting settings and adjusting circuit board design the results can be said to be quite OK.

Posted from JoSoS on Flickr: Prototype organza touchpad

Urban Space, Time to Play

Posted in Arts, V2_ with tags , , on October 26, 2008 by Simon

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V2_ workshop at eARTS Shanghai led by invited artists Aram Bartholl and Daan Roosegaarde, and supported by Simon de Bakker (me) en Michel van Dartel of the V2_Lab. I was there to give the basic electronics and arduino introduction and to help the students to get their works working.

V2_ workshop description
eArts workshop announcement
Workshop pictures