Inspiration

3D printers build interesting structures.Our challenge was to use traditional yarns.

What it does

MultiWeave is a 3d printer we built at Tallinn tehnohack a month ago. http://www.railreed.ee/multiweave

To operate the machine user needs to draw their weave pattern. The pattern must be turned into gcode to operate the CNC weaving machine. The output of the web app is the gcode.

How I built it

We use Javascript to allow user to draw their pattern in web browser and visualize one layer of it. Javascript also generates the output gcode. We will also enable saving the pattern on the webpage to allow to continue working on it later.

Challenges I ran into

It's a complicated geometric structure of possible paths for the yarn and anchor points for the CNC machine, some steps take effort to realize.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Our team

What I learned

What's next for MultiWeave

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