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Stuart Breidenstein of Go Robot! gave me a demo of his working stove necklace at Urban Craft Uprising this weekend in Seattle. It’s a hand-crafted brass and copper alcohol burner with a fuel line and tank. Alcohol stoves are popular for light-traveling hikers, as the fuel is readily available at hardware stores and it burns clean and hot. I I was blown away by the craftsmanship and ingenuity of this piece of functional jewelry.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org 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”).