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It’s a delight to see a machine manipulating a silk necktie with carefully designed mechanisms. I find this video mesmerizing! Sean @ Make: Online writes:

This video from sculptor Seth Goldstein shows one cycle of the operation of his piece Why Knot?, which is described as “[a] kinetic sculpture that continually ties and unties a necktie.” While the video leaves me just a bit dubious about how long it could really run without human intervention, I’m impressed by the dedication, effort, and patience required to get it to work even once.

necktierobot Necktie tying Robot

becky stern headshot Necktie tying Robot

Becky Stern

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


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