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Hi Everyone :0) I have seen a clock that knits. Here is the artist explaining how it works  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/knitting-clock-365_n_2082949.html  Does anyone know where it can be purchased, or perhaps how to make another one without copying her amazing and unique design?

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porcupinemamma (author)Kiteman2013-04-14

Neat-O huh? Now....how can we make one???

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Kiteman (author)porcupinemamma2013-04-14

It looks like some sort of commercially-available loom, probably being driven by a motor controlled by a microcontroller counting X minutes and then sending enough power to the loom to knit a single stitch.

I have taken the liberty of emailing the creator and asking how she did it.

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porcupinemamma (author)Kiteman2013-04-14

I watched two videos where her "knitting clock" was being shown as an instalation at a gallery , and she was being interviewed. In the interview, she shows how her clock works. It is a 24 H clock. I believe the clock was a university project. She explains the history behind its conception in the clip. She is from Berlin

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786Ayesha (author)porcupinemamma2013-04-15

She is a Norwegian ,not from Berlin

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porcupinemamma (author)786Ayesha2013-04-15

Could it be that she went to the university of Berlin? I was sure the word "Berlin" was in the interview some where

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Kiteman (author)porcupinemamma2013-04-14

Since you can get hand-cranked circular knitting looms, I guess the simplest version would be an Arduino driving a servo to rotate a pre-programmed amount once per minute.

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porcupinemamma (author)Kiteman2013-04-14

Yes, I've seen that too :0) Quite ingenious :0)

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Kiteman (author)porcupinemamma2013-04-14

I've just had a Google around, and you can buy toy hand-cranked circular knitting machines for around $35-$40.

I guess you'd have to buy one before you can work out how many turns per hour you'd need to engineer...?

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kaaaazmi (author)2013-04-14