This project was part of the STS CRISP research residency. As part of the whole betaKnit research, the Sound Hoodie, a scarf with integrated speakers, evolved as a first 'protosample'. It serves as an example of what can be done with easily interchangeable open source patterns for punch cards or hand knitting.
project also includes creation and interchangeability of knitting
patterns using conductive threads, thereby creating soft textile
electrical high end components that are soft to the the tactile senses
is leading to different kinds of applications and new design strategies.
Circuits can become wearable, bendable, washable and fully integrated
into garments or interior textiles.
more on the process here: