Lego Knitting Machine

This knitting machine is made entirely of Legos!

Maybe not the fastest way to knit (unless they really slowed down the video), but awesome nonetheless.

Check out the sweet video and other projects they've worked on!

via: Lion Brand Yarn

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lemonie8 years ago
Very good. Not sure what to make of the Philip Glass soundtrack though...? L
Kiteman lemonie8 years ago
Better than click-clack-scrape.

It would be rather good if the creator could join us.

So I've sent an email.
aklego Kiteman8 years ago
Greetings Kiteman and thanks for the invite. Are there any questions I can answer?
Is the machine knitting full speed
Yep, that is full speed. It could easily be geared up but I often display the device at engineering and science events where it has to knit for hours at a time. I also kind of like the mellow speed.
Hey, its faster than me lol. Good job, looks cool!
lemonie aklego8 years ago
Hi, w/ref my comment (below) would you consider posting a 4x speed video? (just for effect)? L
Kiteman aklego8 years ago
We'd really love to know how you make your devices - could you consider posting an instructable or three??
aklego Kiteman8 years ago
In all honesty, probably not. In order to post decent instructions, I'd have to learn lDraw. I've been meaning to do that for years but it never seems to happen. FWIW, the trickiest part on this machine was getting the 4-bar linkage on the needles just right. There are photos of the linkage on my site and the rest should be relatively straight forward to emulate.
canida aklego8 years ago
Hm, we may have a contest coming up soon that would be a good fit for this project - will let you know when that happens. Might provide impetus for learning LDraw! The Knex kids use a version (MLCad) for their projects, so it's probably not so bad... and there's also the "dismantle and take excellent pictures" approach, which can also work well.
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