ECAL Low-Tech Factory/Rocking-Knit

Ever thought about knitting but can’t put yourself through the ‘demanding’ learning curve? Well, you don’t have to if you had the kinetic machine created by ECAL students Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex back in 2012. Yes. This thing is more than three years old, but to us, this kinetic rig, named ECAL Low-Tech Factory/Rocking-Knit, is still as fresh as it is awesome in 2016. Looking like a part swing, part rocking chair hybrid, the Rocking-Knit was the duo’s take of a rocking chair that does more than letting you spend your time like a retiree sitting at the porch, staring into nothingness (and possibly wondering what’s going to become of you).

As you idly rocks away on it, Rocking-Knit channels the back and forth motion by means of gears and cogs to power a hat knitting device affixed up top. And before you know, a knitted beanie is ready for your winter needs. The result is actually quite mesmerizing and the fact it works, makes it one awesome kinetic art sculpture. The machine, though, only knits. It won’t slip the knitted hat on your head automatically. Come’on don’t be lazy. Just wear it yourself. The machine has done enough. Keep past the jump to catch the machine in action.

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via Laughing Squid