manual typewriter knitting machine

I watched this video during lunch today on the Subversive Yarn site - the guy has made a home made knitting machine from an old printer and a picaxe microcontroller. as I watched it working - I haven't really seen a knitting machine before that I can remember - I wondered if you could convert a manual typewriter into a knitting machine. replace the metal letters w/ latches. then type words into stitches.

you'd probably end up with experimental knitting not flat rows but I think that'd be beautiful

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they also have a link to this Sleeping Beauty installation by Nadine Sterk - it's a lamp shade that is knit in realtime when you power it on - I think this is one of the most beautiful & useful exhibits I've seen in a gallery installation. amazing

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Knitting machine - Homemade - by correx37

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