Winter’14 collection

This collection was featured in the project Made In The Neighbourhood being the first open-source clothing made with a machine. These four garments are a demonstration of the potential of OpenKnit, although, more sophisticated designs/clothes will be possible, hopefully, in a near future. Join the evolution.

OpenKnit_winter14Find this collection to download, print and wear at Do knIt Yourself

11 thoughts on “Winter’14 collection

  1. swapnil

    HI,

    We are manufacturers of affordable 3d printers in India.
    This is an amazing technology!

    We would like to work with you on making this printer available to everyone in affordable way.

    Swapnil

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    1. openknit Post author

      Hi Swapnil,
      Thanks for your interest!

      You can get more info in the HOWTO section of the blog,
      Ii would be amazing if you could get involved in the project to push it a bit forward.
      Let me know you’re plans and I’ll do my best to help you out.

      Kind regards,
      gerard

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  2. Biggles

    Just knit the real way by hand. Why a machine that does all the work for you? Plus not everyone has the money for a machine. You mention machine in your blog but you don’t make one available. You should open source specs to build a machine if you want everyone to participate.

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    1. openknit Post author

      hi Biggles, I made this machine so anybody can create her/his bespoke clothes without having the technique to do it by hand. you’re right, not everybody has the money for this machine but I tried to keep the price as low as possible to exclude as less people as possible, offering a new way to people to get involved in knitting. in the HOWTO section you can find the documentation for everyone to participate, I’m working now on increasing that documentation to make it easier.
      kind regards,
      gerard

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  3. Jair

    Hola, ¿Hablas español? Well, greetings from México! I saw this and i think is awesome. It is possible to have a component list in spanish? Also, what skills and knowledge are need it to make this a reality?
    It works with macosx, windows, linux?
    I know very little about electronics and software development, but if you can point me in the right path, i can try to assemble this awesome machine :)
    Thansk in advance!

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    1. openknit Post author

      hi Jair. the component list is based in Barcelona, you should look for your local providers in México, if you have troubles getting a component let me know.
      the software you need, Processing and Arduino, is free and available for macosx, windows and linux.
      right now the machine is at an early stage of development so you need certain skills, basically programming with the software I mentioned before and 3d modelling. everything you need to learn is online and free.
      things are going to get easier as the development move forward.
      let me know if you want to build the machine or simply get started with Arduino, processing or/and 3d modelling, I’d try to point you to the right direction.
      kind regards,
      gerard

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  4. Emilio

    ¡Te felicito enormemente! Lo que has logrado se me hace espectacular, tomando en cuenta muchas cosas y que por ejemplo una máquina de producción en serie vale decenas de miles de dólares…. me he quedado con una gran sonrisa en la boca e inspirado otro tanto. Estaré muy al tanto de tu trabajo y pensaré en como involucrarme y apoyar tu trabajo. Gracias.

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    1. openknit Post author

      gracias a ti Emilio por el comentario. cabe decir que no es comparable a una máquina de producción en serie como las que comentas, todavía le falta un largo recorrido para que pueda imprimir ropa de forma totalmente automatizada y se pueda dar tal comparación, pero en eso andamos :)
      saludos,
      gerard

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  5. karelle

    I am very very interested in this project, especially since I have been using a hand knitting machine (Passap DM80) since 1997, and my back hurts ;)

    How do I buy the components to build one of yours? with the program, etc… very interested, I think I’m the only knitter in Miami.

    Congrats! and please keep me posted on all things… very interesting.

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    1. openknit Post author

      thanks Karelle. you can get the components from these providers for example https://github.com/g3rard/OpenKnit/blob/master/bill_of_materials.csv
      since I’m based in Barcelona those are the best I could find, probably you have better options around you.
      do you know any needle producer in USA? finding a source of needles near you would be great, please let me know if you find something :)
      subscribe to the newsletter if you want to be updated about the project.
      kind regards,
      gerard

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