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CrochetMatic

A personal fabrication system that crochets a coarse model of a 3D geometry

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Interactive Designer, Research Assistant 

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January 2019 - Present

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1 professor, 1 mentor, undergraduate research assistants 

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Arduino, Fusion 360, Repetier Host,

Laser cutting, 3D printing 

Overview

CrochetMatic is a personal fabrication system that crochets a coarse model of a 3D geometry. 

The system requires the following software tools easily and freely available on common operating systems:

  • Arduino IDE for programming the firmware running on both the RAMPS Board and the Teensy.

  • Fusion 360 for modeling and modifying CAD files. Note that some available legacy components were designed in SolidWorks which is only available on windows computers and requires a license. The documentation includes a pointer to the Google Cloud directory in which the .stl, .dxf, and .pdf files that are needed for fabrication are hosted.

  • Repetier Host for communicating with the RAMPS board through G-Code instructions and executing the generated commands for knitting.

My role includes designing hardware assets, defining knits, setting up physical prototype and calibration. 

Process

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Delivery

Here are some examples knitted by the system. 

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View more details in GitHub

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