Thursday, March 31, 2016

Motion of rocking chair used to power a hat knitting machine

I think most of us would agree that the act of rocking in a rocking chair is an end in itself. It's soothing, but not necessarily productive. Or, is it? This clever mechanical mash-up combines a rocking chair with a knitting machine. The motion of the chair swaying back and forth is harnessed to power a the machine mounted to a frame above the chair, which slowly produces a knitted tube/hat.

The piece is entitled Rocking Knit and was crated by Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex who are associated with ECAL.

Feeling inspired? Onward, then! Here is where you can get your own hand-cranked knitting machine to use in a project of your own.

[ Found Via Laughing Squid ]

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