Combining Fiber With Technology (e.g., Password Protection)

Many many thanks to blogger bitosweets for tracking down the creator of the knitted password protection items (my post of 7/29/12).

The largest knit password protector is actually called the “Laptop Compubody Sock,” and its designer is the very talented Becky Stern.  (That’s Becky’s picture to the right – from her website.) 

Becky is Director of Wearable Electronics at Adafruit in New York City.  Please check out her blog and website!  Becky’s very creative in combining electronics with clothes to make technologically-modern wearable art!  (She also blends technology with various other media such as furniture and bicycles!)  Becky graciously provides instructions on making her creative wearable electronic art.  (More photos along with the instructions for knitting your own Laptop Compubody Sock are available for download here.)

Now something – not knitting – on her blog caught my attention this morning.  I don’t know how many of you are like me in this regard:  I despise going into a restaurant and discovering one (or more) TVs perched high in corners where the diners can view TV shows ranging from news broadcasts to cooking shows.  (Geez, why not have the diners sit behind TV trays and serve their meal in metal tins?!)  Well, the brilliant Becky created a solution for that:  the TV-B-Gone  Jacket.  Take a peek!

I let my 6-1/2-year-old grandson poke around Becky’s site, and he wants us to make the Electronic Piggy Bank.  I wonder if I could sell him on the TV-Be-Gone Jacket.


About sweatyknitter

Fiber art devotee, author, and amateur artisan bread baker.
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4 Responses to Combining Fiber With Technology (e.g., Password Protection)

  1. Oh yes … that would be a most POPULAR jacket! 🙂


  2. knotrune says:

    I’d buy a turn down the music jacket and so would many of my friends!


  3. We should put in a request … that “turn down the music” jacket would probably sell like proverbial hotcakes with the over 40 crowd. 🙂


  4. Curls & Q says:

    I want one! I also want a “turn-down-the -d*&%-loud-music” jacket!


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