7. Open Source hardware: from fibers to fabric

The open source hardware project was a fun group project, that we worked all together to acheive what was assigned. We began by working with the given template and testing it first with carboard and then with acrylic.

How we did the project

1. A basic loom template was downloaded from (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0P06ThmZUkHR3ZTT2pLcUJCRU0) 2. This was then laser cut using cardboard as the material for the testing phase. 3. 4. It was then assembled.


wroking wtih DIY handloom from Rabab on Vimeo.

LOOM Machine History

As I learned more about loom machines I came across these images and websites.

  • https://textilelearner.blogspot.com/2011/06/weaving-weaving-mechanism_643.html
  • https://www.pinterest.com/pin/405183297699936649/

and I watache this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAC1wX7-9gM

After learning about it, it got me thinking what if we had a simpler easy to carry loom machine.

The following images are the end result of the designed using Rhino. The expected cover is to made in textured flexible materials.