Mikey Sklar is a UNIX sysadmin in NYC. He has been producing clothing with embedded electronics for over three users using exclusively open source software. You can see more of his work at electric-clothing.com.
Author of these Magazine Articles
How I went from cubicle slave to full-time maker.
From MAKE: 08: Toys and Games page 188
MAKE: Online Extras
Make a Glowing, Wearable, EL-Wire, Blinky Light Using Open Source Tools
DIY project describes how I turned a piece of schwag from the Dark Side, a corporate-logo backpack, into a blinking, glowing beacon of open source supremacy. You'll learn how to use electroluminescent (EL) wire, program and burn a PIC microcontroller, and build your own printed circuit board PCB)--all using exclusively open source tools.
by Mikey Sklar; June 24, 2005