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EMF Festival hosts all kinds of projects. Sarah Spencer's star map is a web-linked interactive star map created with a robot arm on a hacked knitting machine.... EMF Camp is a non-profit UK camping festival for those with an inquisitive mind or an interest in making things: hackers, artists, geeks, crafters, scientists, and engineers. It happens every two years. http://bit.ly/C_EMF (EDIT: Some have said this isn't computerphile territory - a star map created by a hacked printer using a robot arm and a raspberry pi which was then hacked at a hackathon to have illuminating constellations which connect via AWS to a website?!?) EXTRA BITS: https://youtu.be/syY5vHhDSrE More about Sarah and her hacked knitting machine: https://bit.ly/C_Knitting https://www.facebook.com/computerphile https://twitter.com/computer_phile This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley. Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: https://bit.ly/nottscomputer Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran's Numberphile. More at http://www.bradyharan.com


Evgeny Rozhkov : But does that knitting machine use fuzzy logiс?

6alecapristrudel : An oldschool knitting machine?! That's called a granny.

Mhmn : This is knit what I was expecting!

Ass Möde : but can it knit Crysis?

Daniel Jensen : I'm confused about what the electronic bits are for? She didn't really explain that. The stars light up or something? Do they light up in a certain pattern?

mike johnston Bob : It's a FOS Sweater. She should put it on Knithub

TiagoTiago : 3 colors? So can it do photos with dithering?

Tradie Trev : OMG I so <3 this Aussie!

nowtronix : Really a great project!

Bob Plested : Plz ask her to do a video on hacking the knitting machine.

Richard Smith : How the hell did you get that on a plane? If I took homemade electronics on a plane full of mod wire, glue, and a dream I would be on the pavement with a knee in my face.

Eidetic Ex : She says made a machine to knit the huge wall tapestry star map so casually. That's pretty badass, don't think I would be able to stop myself from bouncing off the walls talking about it.

Jamie A : Impressive stuff, I'm envisioning a pretty decent market for novelty knitted items such as jumpers and blankets with pop culture images (memes, celebs etc.). You could have a warehouse full of these things churning them out 24/7.

nab 6215 : Your artwork is exquisite.

Alex Rousseaux : Hey, I'm pretty sure I did AV for your presentation at Linux Conference Australia this year. Great work!

TheEmil875 : This is so cool

P A : Bravo! Please submit this video to the Hack-A-Day folks!

Timotée Drimes : this is brilliant

BinaryDreamer : Awesome hack

Ken MacIver : We've got one of those knit machines upstairs. They were awesome back then. The first controller for it was like tv game console. Arrow keys around the screen and click on a stitch to set the colour.

Stephen McPherson : Superb work

Floris Fiedeldij Dop : She is amazing, fantastic work.

Bryce Forsyth : how is the knitting machine 'really old school tech'?

NotMarkKnopfler : Well what a ripping yarn that was :-)

itsLean ★ : Can you PLEASE enable automatic CCs?

Diggnuts : We need a Beowulf cluster of those!!

Leberkas Semmel : Automate everything!

GetAllTheInfo : That microcontroller lunchbox with cables sticking out is probably the hardest to get on a plane

I am THE ZUCC : Can I make a sexist joke about it? Jk, I'm amazed by this project.

shookings : Help me out, Brady (or anyone else). Is that an Aus accent or Kiwi? And, yes, I AM American lol

Rob Mckennie : okay, but you still haven't answered the most important question, which projection was used?

Mister Unlikely : Interesting. If you can get that up to four-color knitting, you could do (pixellated) full-color with cyan, magenta, yellow, and black yarn.

Bluemon : 666 views COOL

Wannes Malfait : Hackerman!

Alienymous : Just think of all those Christmas sweaters you can hack next

Mrwebbob : why do you have doof doof in the background , i would not expect that on this channel

neddy laddy : Yeah, perhaps this is very clever, but it is still far from interesting.

Mister Hat : Clickbait title.

Tolstoievsky : Knitting star paterns... this is deeply embarassing, i just really wanted you to know this

Mara K : I want a knitwork printer...

BaronVonTacocat : Sweet!

anjan bora : Beautiful she+hacker

Craig Smith : Cool but, show me a 3D AR synaptic map of a mammalian brain so I can explore and hack and explore that universe.

grassy climer : Impressive


simpletongeek : Title is clickbait. There is a big difference between hacked star map, and hacked knitting machine to knit a star map.

Jase Smith : Aussie?

RonJohn63 : 0:42 the 1980s 32 bit machines is old school? smh.

ProgramOrBeProgrammed : Shes cute.