Hannah Perner-Wilson has been experimenting with various configurations of crochet sensors. The steel fibers in the conductive yarn change resistance when they are smushed or pulled, which can be read on a multimeter or fed to a microcontroller for controlling any number of circutis. Using the nuckle-positioned one, you could control a video game just by bending your fingers. Or maybe it senses that you’re squeezing your baseball bat too hard, and encourages you to loosen your grip. This conductive yarn has some interesting implications for wearable electronics, I can’t wait to see where it goes!

Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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