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    http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss10/PATTknowitall.php

    Yep, this bag knows everything. It knows your row number, the chart for your stitch pattern, and where you are in that stitch pattern. Unlike the other know-it-alls in your life, it will gladly share information with you by displaying your row number and a chart for the current row of your stitch pattern in lights! (Though of course there are limitations; you can generate a custom chart for the bag, but only for stitch patterns up to 10 stitches wide that use k, p, k2tog, ssk and sk2p).

    The bag is part of a growing project category called “computational textiles.” Computational textiles is a scary phrase often applied to projects that are complicated, difficult and fun but don’t do much. Still, I found myself obsessed with the idea of mixing knitting and technology after making an origami crane with light-up eyes at a computational textiles workshop at Indiana University.
    http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss10/imag...tallBEAUTY.jpg

    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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    Re: Knitting for Knerds

    That's great! :)




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      Re: Knitting for Knerds

      hahah that's great
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      • #4
        Re: Knitting for Knerds

        I found that here:

        http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/categories.php

        Check out the video there of similar electronics used to control a model railroad.
        Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

        snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

        Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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        • #5
          Re: Knitting for Knerds

          Uh, yeah, that whole video went over my head. Is there a one-line short summary of the point of the bag in English?
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            Re: Knitting for Knerds

            Probably not one line, but I'll try. When you knit, you compose repeating 2D patterns as X lines composed of Y stitches, and each of the Y stitches can be a different kind. The bag shows you one line of the pattern in its lights, and allows you to step from line to line in the pattern. It's just a 2D chart that keeps track of which line you're on in the pattern.

            If you stretch your browser wide enough, the previous paragraph might fit on one line. :p
            Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

            snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

            Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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            • #7
              Re: Knitting for Knerds

              Originally posted by ScratchMonkey View Post
              Probably not one line, but I'll try. When you knit, you compose repeating 2D patterns as X lines composed of Y stitches, and each of the Y stitches can be a different kind. The bag shows you one line of the pattern in its lights, and allows you to step from line to line in the pattern. It's just a 2D chart that keeps track of which line you're on in the pattern.

              If you stretch your browser wide enough, the previous paragraph might fit on one line. :p
              Ah. And how exactly does it know where I'm sticthing? Is it because of the conductive thread? Or is there some special property that allows it to track regular yarn and cotton/polyester?
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                Re: Knitting for Knerds

                The bag is just cute packaging. This could as easily have been done as an iPhone or Android app. It's just a chart. You press a button sewn onto the bag to select your next line in the chart to display on the row of LEDs. The pattern being displayed has nothing to do with the construction of the bag.
                Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

                snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

                Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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                • #9
                  Re: Knitting for Knerds

                  Originally posted by ScratchMonkey View Post
                  The bag is just cute packaging. This could as easily have been done as an iPhone or Android app. It's just a chart. You press a button sewn onto the bag to select your next line in the chart to display on the row of LEDs. The pattern being displayed has nothing to do with the construction of the bag.
                  Oh! Well, doesn't pay for me to jump to conclusions here (and why a short attention span = bad). I was thinking each press of the button rescanned the bag somehow to locate the last place you had stitched on it. Maybe if the video's presenter explained it a bit more plainly, I might have caught on.
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