Kevlar Thread

Have a toddler in your life who loves beaded jewelry (necklaces, bracelets), but who just can’t resist popping them and splattering the beads everywhere? Sick of your buttons popping off? Use thread made out of Kevlar! Available on Amazon – [via] Link.

CAPTCHA Paintings

I just finished the first two paintings in a series recreating CAPTCHA images. CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) images are used to thwart internet bots from creating accounts or posting spam. I collect particularly attractive CAPTCHA images, then recreate them in acrylic. – Link.


Mahir M. Yavuz and Ebru Kurbak, students at Kunstuniversität Linz, have created Newsknitter, a process through which headlines are transformed into beautiful patterns on unique sweaters. They write: “News Knitter converts information gathered from the daily political news into clothing. Live news feed from the Internet that is broadcasted within 24 hours or a particular […]

Space Invaders Sweater

Geek Sugar points us to a delightful sweater by Etsy seller n2Imaginations, featuring Space Invaders! The scoring is shown along the sleeve. She also makes binary Christmas stockings (for which you can also buy the pattern). Space Invaders Sweater – [via] Link.

HOW TO – Getting Started with Arduino

I’ve compiled a brief tutorial on getting started with Arduino for the absolute beginner. I’ll cover where to learn, what to buy, and where to go for help. Why should you crafters be interested in Arduino? The Arduino platform, more-so than any other way of incorporating electronics into your projects, is geared towards do-it-yourselfers. It’s […]