HackSpace magazine

The links between programming and weaving are well known. The punch cards used by Jacquard looms were the first storage medium used by the earliest mechanical computers, so it feels like we’ve come full circle when we look at this miniature loom by Nico71.

The whole thing is made out of Lego (Technic Lego, to be precise), and it actually works. The cloth it produces is small, but it’s woven in exactly the same way as the weavers of the early Industrial Revolution would have recognised. This is a meticulous build, and you really need to watch it in action for a minute or so to understand what’s happening: it’s mesmerising.

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