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Andrew Salomone used my electronic knitting machine to make this identity-preserving balaclava:

The balaclava is knit from cotton yarn and the design is from a bitmap file, in which pictures of my head from every angle were photoshopped together into a single rectangular image. I used the same images to make the bitmap file as I did for the original ID-Preserving Balaclava project.



How-To: Hack Your Knitting Machine

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Gareth Branwyn

    OMG. That is SO awesome. And rather creepy.

  • Adam E

    It’s not clear to me – how are you supposed to see out of it?