Software Engineer Hacks a Knitting Machine to Create Massive Stellar Map


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Australian software engineer Sarah Spencer hacked a 1980’s knitting machine to create “Stargazing: a knitted tapestry” to show the universe in a totally unique way.

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By hacking a domestic knitting machine, a software engineer advanced modern knitting and made a massive equatorial star map in tapestry form.Australian software engineer Sarah Spencer spent years hacking and programming a 1980s domestic knitting machine for fun. This hobby grew into much more, however, as Spencer developed a new computer algorithm that did something never before accomplished with such machines. Her accomplishment — knitting with bird’s-eye backing using one knit per pixel in three colors — might not mean much to anyone outside of the knitting community. But this achievement allowed Spencer to make something truly out of this world.

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This article and its images were originally posted on [Space.com] September 3, 2018 at 08:05AM. All credit to both the author Chelsea Gohd, @chelsea_gohd and Space.com | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

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