This isn’t a circuit board attached to knitting, it’s a fabric circuit board made from knitting. Researchers carried copper thread along with yarn to create a textile that is not just wearable and washable, but that has been proven to continue working when shot with a bullet. Yep, they conducted tests to prove that the functionality of their smart fabric wasn’t affected by being shot. The video touches on the implications for use in dangerous situations, and I love imagining what it was like for the creators to take their knitted electronics to the shooting range for testing.
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