Software Engineer Hacks a Knitting Machine to Create Massive Stellar Map

This just had to deserve a mention.

StarMap
Australian software engineer Sarah Spencer spent years hacking and programming a 1980s domestic knitting machine, knitting with bird’s-eye backing using one knit per pixel in three colors. “Stargazing: a knitted tapestry.” The piece features all 88 constellations as seen from Earth, as well as the equatorial line with the zodiac constellations running along it, stars scaled according to their real-life brightness, the Milky Way galaxy, the sun, Earth’s moon and all of the planets within our solar system. Spencer made sure to put the planets, sun and moon in specific, strategic positions so that the heavenly bodies indicate a specific date in time.

Space.com link

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