Automated knitting machine made with #3D printing and #Arduino #ArtTuesday
Make has a post up about the hypnotic looking knitting machine created by artists Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Cenet.
Knitting is a popular needlecraft, but it can get tiring knitting larger pieces. Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet came up with a clever way to automate the process with this open source, open design, 3D printed circular knitting machine called the Circular Knitic. This idea didn’t just come out of thin air, it took a few years and different models to get to the finished machine you see above.
Guljajeva and Canet have been creating art together since 2009, and they first started working with knitting machines in 2012 when they began work on their first: the Knitic. After finishing this project, they decided to take it to the next level and came up with the Circular Knitic.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.