Restoring a 1977 USSR Lomo Biolam Microscope

“In Soviet Russia, Microscopes”.. er wait. I inherited this from my dad. It has quite a few condenser attachments as well as a nice set of sample slides. Some research on its serial number (N773137) implies this means it was manufactured in 1977.. so the 3137th microscope of 1977? The thing is built like aContinue reading “Restoring a 1977 USSR Lomo Biolam Microscope”

Knitting Machine: Needle Movement Analysis

I had a look into how the needle is controlled by the carriage in this video (I’ve removed a few needles to help with the video). Obviously the yarn wouldn’t actually pop up on top (it would be caught beneath the bed), but it shows what happens. There are four “needle positions” on my machine:Continue reading “Knitting Machine: Needle Movement Analysis”

Knitting Machine Project

I’ve been interested in building a knitting machine for some time, and I’ve just got round to looking into it again. I found a few other projects in this area: Knitic – this re-uses Brother electronic knitting machines. I did some research and they’re pretty expensive, even second hand. Circular Knitic – this builds aContinue reading “Knitting Machine Project”