Circular Knitic, an open hardware knitting machine.
- Project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GFXAGRynNM
- Instructables manual: www.instructables.com/id/Circular-Knitic/
- Manual with all pieces: http://issuu.com/marcanet/docs/circular_knitic_documentation
When building the machine, it is crucial to have the parts 3D printed precisely. Hence, print the parts in High Quality. We have printed our machine with Ultimaker2, Makerbot Replicator 2, Makerbot Replicator 2x, and RepRapBcn+. Since reprap is not so preciase, some STL files are names as ...REP, which we have altered for that printer.
For laser cutting we have used 5mm and 6mm plexiglass. Use 6mm one for the gears, file gear-up.ai. For the rest use 5mm plexiglass. Important note, all plates are 600mm to 400mm, check you have select mm as unit.
We are doing workshops to build one or more machines in one day, if you are interested hosting a workshop please let us know: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org See photos from WeMake Milano Makerspace workshop done in February 2015: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mcanet/sets/72157650274803049/
Opensourceecology had design some parts of the machine in parametric design in openscad: https://wiki.opensourceecology.org/wiki/CircularKnitic_Parametric
Please send a photo if you build one machine to us we happy to make a gallery to all machines produced and a map with locations.
Copyright (c) 2014 Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet
THIS MATERIAL IS DISTRIBUTED AS IS WITH NO GUARANTEE OF FUNCTIONALITY OR RELEVANCE TO THIRD PARTY PROJECTS - THE DEVELOPERS ARE THUS NOT TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR PERSONAL INJURIES, HARDWARE, FINANCIAL, OR ANY OTHER LOSSES AND IN GENERAL FOR ANY MISFORTUNATE EVENT CAUSED BY THE DESCRIBED SOFTWARE/HARDWARE OR IN THE PROCESS OF ATTEMPTING TO IMPLEMENT IT. IF YOU DON'T AGREE WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED YOUR ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THE MATERIAL PROVIDED HEREIN