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Designers build computer using traditional embroidery and gold thread

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Glass and will seem boring in front of 'The Computer' by Vienna-based designers Kurbak and Irene

Using traditional methods, the duo hand-stitched electromechanical switches out of handmade copper coils, a magnetic bead, and gold and silver conductive thread, reports.

The entire 'hand-sewn' 8-bit electromechanical computer that resembles a fine embroidered tapestry has a total of 369 stitches.

It is capable of performing simple calculations. The artwork is part of a project called Stitching Worlds, created to highlight the surprising relationships between textiles, sewing, and

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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 22:52 IST