May 10, 2011

First weaving!

The little video glimpse of actual weaving is a breakthrough!  The warp advancing and backing feature is not implemented, but it will happen any day now!!!! We used 6 modules (1320 warp ends) @ 18 ends per cm/ 45 epi and 2 shuttles, approximately 40 picks per cm/ 100 ppi.
Testing of components still run around the clock: The shed opening mechanism yesterday passed 200 000 cycles. If calculating 10 picks pr cm, it corresponds to 400 meters of weaving.
How many meters do you weave per year ?

More soon,