I thought some of you might find it interesting to see a short video of the knitting clock in action. I'm simulating multiple days here, one complete rotation (day) at a time, with a short pause in between.

This is a lot louder than the final clock will be, because I'm using faster and more powerful double steps for these steps. The actual on-the-hour stitches will use quieter, slower, microsteps.

@kyle this looks really neat. I'd love to see a write-up once you've got it working!

@blinken Thanks! I'm trying to take a lot of pictures and do plan to write something up about it and publish my 3D designs when I'm done.

Hi, how much would you sell one for?

@tyler No idea at this point, I'm still finishing up this design. I imagine it wouldn't be cheap as the raw components (knitting machine, electronics, 3D-printed plastic) adds up. That said, I hope to write up the steps in a simple enough way that anyone with access to a 3D printer and basic electronics know-how could make one.

I'd be happy to print the parts myself, and if you'd sell the fasteners and the electronics (pre programmed) as a kit that may be a way to make assembly less of a pain.

Please bookmark me for when you get further development.

@kyle This is really cool!
That's an HDMI port inside isn't it 😉

@golemwire Thanks! Yeah, the stepper motor is being controlled by an old Raspberry Pi I had lying around + an Adafruit Motor Hat.

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