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knitted kitchen Knitted Electromagnetic Shields

From the technophobic department, Zoe Papadopoulou at the Royal Academy of Art is making these shields for anything electric, knitting a copper filament in her cozies and electrically grounding it. This provides some shielding from the electromagnetic fields these devices emit. Truth is, however, that the waves running through the air (cell phone frequencies, mainly) are a lot farther reaching than those from your toaster. That’s why they invented shielding fabric and paint! They’re still nice as a social commentary art piece, though. – [via] Link.

becky stern headshot Knitted Electromagnetic Shields

Becky Stern

Becky Stern is director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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