The Knitting Club is a resource accessible to all, where anyone can learn to make electro-mechanical or technologically inspired devices. It is a maker's space for both young and old; everyone is welcome to become a member (our only limitation is space).
One of our many goals is to educate and explore ways in which old hardware can be salvaged and transformed. As technology becomes more advanced the junk we collect is ever more powerful and useful.
Using recycled materials and open source technologies we look to explore the creative re-use or re-appropriation of redundant hardware from the scrap heap back into society... technology, craft and community....
As our membership grows so do our aims, we are always open to suggestions for new projects, or workshops so if you have an idea , share it with us.
In terms of the name "The Knitting Club" causing some confusion and disappointment for those of you were dusting off your needles please note that there are no rules against knitting in the club it just hasn't happened yet! For those of you who don't understand where the name came from please remeber that textile workers and their equipment was cutting edge technology of times gone by. If your still not convinced I shall reference Wikipedia ( as we often do).
"Core rope memory is a form of read-only memory (ROM) for computers, first used by early NASA Mars probes and then in the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) designed by MIT and built by Raytheon....Software written by NASA programmers was woven into core rope memory by female workers in factories. Some NASA programmers nicknamed the finished product LOL memory, for Little Old Lady memory."
The Knitting Club is located in the Enterprise center in Ballyvaugahn. for more information or to sign up for email notification of events please contact us info(at)theknittingclub.net