[Noisebridge-discuss] [Fab] knitting machine status

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Thu Feb 2 08:16:14 PST 2012


It definitely does not have a computerized punch card system.  I seem to 
recall there may have been some kind of attachment available at one time 
for purchase that would accept punch cards, but it was a mechanical 
device not electronic and anyway I never got it so I'm fairly sure that 
Noisebridge doesn't have one.

There used to be a manual for the thing when I donated it so perhaps 
it's still around somewhere?  Maybe it got moved to the library?  Keep 
an eye out for it, it's an 8.5x11 sized booklet of maybe 50 pages with 
an avocado-color cover and one line of cable knit drawing down the side.

Rachel

On 2/1/12 7:34 PM, Calli Beck wrote:
> The one we have is a chunky knit that can be set up to be a double knit
> machine. It's labeled as a Singer LK150 (i think). As far as I can tell,
> It doesn't have the computer punch on it. Nor does it have an
> instruction manual and I couldn't find one on the internet that matched
> this particular machine.
> I think the two opinions I would add in regards to buying more machines
> for Noise Bridge is that if we get more, we need to make room for them
> to have their own space.  One machine takes up about 6 feet of linear
> space and it takes around 30 minutes to get one set up.
> Second, it would be good to get instruction manuals for people to read
> before they try to use them as both a flat bed and double bed. They
> don't break easily if you know what you're doing, but getting one
> tangled will inevitably bend and break hooks. I have a book of hand
> written instructions from my knitting machine class, but it's based on a
> different machine and full of hand drawings that might not be easy for
> others to interpret.
> We also don't have any yarn, with the acception of the two small spools
> I brought in, and Scrap doesn't haven any at this point either. Ideally,
> we would have cones and a cone winder so people can spool their own yarn.
> blah blah blah
> calli
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 7:15 PM, miloh <froggytoad at gmail.com
> <mailto:froggytoad at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 4:00 AM, Christina Olson <daravinne at gmail.com
>     <mailto:daravinne at gmail.com>> wrote:
>      > i would throw down for that electroknit machine.  i was eyeing
>     that up at 28c3.
>      >
>
>     I keep looking out for KH-930 and KH-940 machines, and this is the
>     best deal I have seen.....
>
>     they normally end up for about $1k on ebay.
>
>     --rma
>
>
>
>
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