DIY Robot Knitting Machine

It’s often nice to give your friends and relatives a knitted sweater or something for Christmas, but most of us are just too lazy to knit something. Of course, the wonderful thing is that robots are fully capable of doing many things that we dislike, and that happens to include knitting. Someone out there decided to come up with a homemade robotic knitting machine. It’s made from old printer parts, two servos and a Picaxe-18x microcontroller. The machine isn’t the quietest thing around, but as long as we aren’t doing the knitting, we’re happy. Would you rather create this machine or spend a few bucks and buy the sweater at the mall? Video after the jump.


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