If you have a motor, a 3D printer and a few electronic components in hand you can make a DIY Circular Knitting Machine as your weekend project. [Mr Innovative] is a popular DIY! project creator on YouTube, who has taken 3D printing to the next level by building a very innovative Circular Knitting Machine that can make small nets very easily which you can use to hang your everyday used items.
The project is made out of mainly two parts, one is the stator part and another is the rotor part. The stator part is one single print while the rotor part is two different 3D prints attached with nuts and bolts. The rotary part is also responsible for holding and moving the needles in such a way that the weaving action happens smoothly. The YT Video breaks the building process in such a way that it is easy to build yourself by downloading the STL files. You can watch the whole video in the section below.
This project would be a good starting point for someone who is new to robotics, especially if they have access to a 3D printer. However, the project has a limited scope because it does not include any sensors or microcontroller interface. Nonetheless, this limitation could be addressed in a second version of the project for those who are more daring and adventurous.
Building a DIY Circular Knitting Machine can take some time and effort, but the end result is a unique and personalized tool for your weaving projects. With a little patience and creativity, you can create a Circular Knitting Machine that fits your specific needs and helps bring your textile creations to life. If you are looking for more do-it-yourself (DIY) robotic projects, you may want to check out Circuit Digest. Circuit Digest offers a wide range of project tutorials, articles, and resources on various aspects of robotics and electronics, making it a valuable source of information for enthusiasts and professionals alike.