WWW: computing & recording with textiles; steel wool; knit comfortably

The Yarn Recorder can record and play sounds (Wooden device with two bobbins of yarn)

The Yarn Recorder can record and play sounds (Wooden device with two bobbins of yarn)The link between weaving and computing is well established. What if there was an embroidered computer? This is a working 8-bit universal electromechanical computer embroidered in gold!

Can you use yarn (containing steel fibers) to record and playback sounds? Yes!



Metal sculpture of two sheepAre you curious where your steel wool comes from? 😉

For the curious, steel wool is generally made of low-grade carbon steel wire, aluminum, bronze or stainless steel.



Knitting Comfortably: The Ergonomics of Handknitting by Carson DemersIf you’re looking to exercise more this year, please don’t forget to Knit Comfortably.

Reviewed in Knitty, Deep Fall 2017 by AS.



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Penny Shima Glanz spends her days spinning yarn and code into memorable projects. Small businesses rely on her for smart technology decisions. She creates understated elegance in her hand-knit and crochet designs. She loves muddy trail runs, fosters kittens, and lives in Westchester, NY with her husband and cat.

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