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The World of Hardware Hacked Knitting Machines

photo of Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens
23rd November 2012


By the Year of Open Source:

“Becky Stern and Lada Ada (Limor Fried) built on Steve Conklin’s disk emulator and knitting machine resources to allow their modern computers to work with the ancient microcontroller of a 1980s knitting machine. This meant that they could now knit designs made with modern tools, too complex or tedious to easily knit by hand. They shared their work with the world and since then, following an open hardware model, they and many others have contributed hardware and software improvements, smoothed the workflow, and allowed other models of knitting machine to be hacked.

Fabienne Serrière (FBZ), who has contributed a number of improvements to the original hack and has the wonderful woolens to show for it. We talked about the history of knitting machines, this hack, open hardware and Fabienne’s various projects, and started plotting to make an open source sweater to keep me warm in the winter months. We covered so many different things that I can only show you a brief introduction to her projects now.”

Watch the video here:

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One Response to “The World of Hardware Hacked Knitting Machines”

  1. dante Says:

    This is Great !

    Some more links :

    from a new open hardware knitting machine

    www.knitic.com/

    ///

    details :

    www.antitronics.com/wiki/index.php?title=Electroknit_Technical_Information

    also :

    yearofopensource.net/the-wonderful-wooly-world-of-hacked-knitting-machines/

    learn.adafruit.com/electroknit

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKpdFIlbqSY

    also see :

    reviews.ebay.co.uk/KNITTING-MACHINES-THE-BROTHER-RANGE-EXPLAINED?ugid=10000000002191649

    more :

    www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iiTTrT29HI0

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