Bye Bye 2020!
Myself and 6 other makers couldn't be happier to say bye bye to 2020. Through this international and physically distant collaboration, we used the internet to trigger the destruction of six small parts of 2020.
Makers / Projects:
- 8 Bits and a Byte - An Internet Controlled 2020 Smusher
- Hannah Makes' - Grilled Paneer
- Natasha / TechnoChic - Knitting Destruction Machine (more below!)
- Make It And Fake It - Tomato Chopping Robot Arm
- Becky Stern - Candle with 3D Printed Mold and Metal Ornament Reveal
View the full playlist on YouTube, here.
The Knitting Destruction Machine:
How I made it:
First, I needed some knitting to unravel, so I knitted a face mask out of yarn by repeating the center stitches more times than the ones on the outside. Here's a quick explanation:
Then, I drew “2020” on it with a permanent marker.
The Knitting Destruction Machine
I built my knitting destruction machine out of cardboard, a large button, a toy motor, and a USB power supply.
The motor was connected to a rubber band belt that spun an empty wooden spool glued to a wooden dowel. I added “Bye 2020!” to the button with a permanent marker, then tied the end of the yarn to the spool and pressed the button to unravel the knitted mask. Underneath the mask revealed another silver sequin mask with “2021” written in shimmery vinyl text, a reminder that we’ll still have to rock masks in 2021!
Materials used in this project:
Cardboard (2 sheets) Amazon - https://amzn.to/2KVAHAt
Big Button (1 button) Adafruit - https://www.adafruit.com/product/1192
Toy Motor w/ Gears Pack (Motor, drive head, rubber band) Amazon - https://amzn.to/2JjPODb
Wooden Spool (1 spool) Amazon - https://amzn.to/38E8nKU
Wooden Dowel (1 dowel) Amazon - https://amzn.to/2KYX87B
Wire - (4 pieces) Amazon - https://amzn.to/2WK3CKj
Solder (just a bit!) Amazon - https://amzn.to/34JiLzS
Alligator Clips - Adafruit - https://www.adafruit.com/product/1592
USB Cable - Amazon - https://amzn.to/3o234M5
Face Masks: Craft Yarn (1 skein) - JoAnn Fabrics
Knitting Needles (1 set) Amazon -https://amzn.to/3pktngD
Permanent Marker (blue) Amazon - https://amzn.to/3hu2g01
Sewing Pins (20 or so) Amazon - https://amzn.to/37NToPl
Sequin Face Mask (1 mask) Adafruit - https://www.adafruit.com/?q=face+mask&sort=BestMatch
Purple Holographic Glitter Vinyl - https://amzn.to/3mPmnGW