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At Maker Faire Bay Area 2011, Katharine Jolda demonstrates the Cyclocarder, a bicycle powered wool carding machine. Inspired by the cotton gin, pedal power spins raw wool so the fibers are aligned and can easily be used to make thread or fabric.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern is director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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  1. Jackson on said:

    May i ask if the cyclocarder do separates seeds from the staple cotton? Or does it just aligns raw cotton(which has seeds removed already)?

  2. this is a machine for carding wool….from sheep….no seeds….

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