Here it is – open hardware replicable circular knitting machine – Circular Knitic! The idea, which we got already in 2012 – to make an open source knitting machine, which could be produced with digital fabrication tools – is now realized!
Circular Knitic is an open hardware project. By using digital fabrication and makers’ tools, like 3D printing, laser cutting, makerbeam, and Arduino, we have designed an automated and replicable circular knitting machine.
Fab Labs and makerspaces are a lot about hard-surface object production. At the same time, the 1st digital fabrication tool, which is an electronic knitting machine back to 1976, has been forgotten and discontinued. Hence, with this project, Circular Knitic, and our earlier one called Knitic, we aim to integrate textile fabrication to the makers’ culture.
Code and design files are on github.
Also we made some basic video tutorials how to start knitting on Circular Knitic machine:
Commissioned by Ayuntamiento Zaragoza.
- DOERS exhibition curated by David Cuartielles in Etopia, Zaragoza, Spain (Dec’14 – July’15)
We are collaborating with Gerard Rubio the author of OpenKnit for making software part for the completely open source knitting machine. It is almost there: make your own knitting machine!
We have added double bed feature to Knitic. Download updated Knitic software from Github.
Also have tested more Knitic PCB and heard from Knitic users that it is doing its job well.
Double-bed really adds the quality to knitwear. Here our last NeuroKnitting work:
A new book has been published by Verena Kuni with title “Häkeln + Stricken für Geeks” (“Crochet + knitting for Geeks”) with some mentions to Knitic with text and photos. The link to the book is here: http://www.oreilly.de/catalog/haekelnkgger/
Come and record your brainwaves into pattern of your scarf!
New project realized in the collaboration with Sebastian Mealla.
Neuro Knitting represents a novel way of personal, generative design and fabrication. An approach that brings together affective computing and digital crafts. And thus, it offers new applications and creative thinking to both areas.