Tools for computer generated patterns

A list of things i gathered up mostly open source tools involving textiles and soft materials:

Pattern Generators:

patternmaker

Pixel sorting and split scanning – Processing sketch :http: //blog.goodthink.biz/about/

Mosaic Knitting Pattern generator: http://laurakogler.net/processing/MosaicKnitting/

Maze generator for knitting chart: http://www.unikatissima.de/e/?page_id=2062

 Lace pattern – applet : http://www.unikatissima.de/shop/?page_id=494

Tartan Generator : http://www.tartanmaker.com/?page=index

Random knitting chart – generator: http://babyzcostumeshop.comyr.com/tools/knitting/random-knit-chart.htm

Random crochet – generator: http://babyzcostumeshop.comyr.com/tools/crochet/randomsquare/index.htm

Random pixel generator: http://www.pixelmonkeys.org/#faq

Cellular automata – Java applets: http://sjsu.rudyrucker.com/nksapplets.htm

Penrose tilling – applet : http://www.cgl.uwaterloo.ca/~csk/software/penrose/

http://www.oocities.org/siliconvalley/pines/1684/Penrose.html

Truchet tiles – processing sketch: http://www.openprocessing.org/sketch/52536

Truchet tiles – online applet: http://makio135.com/gen/

http://merganser.math.gvsu.edu/david/penrose/

Taparat applet, a computer generated Islamic pattern  :http://www.cgl.uwaterloo.ca/~csk/washington/taprats/applet.html

Applet to draw symmetrical patterns : http://academic.evergreen.edu/curricular/artnaturepattern/IslamicPatternApplet.html

Tessellation– Java Applet online: http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/tess/tri.htm

Paper folding tessellation: http://www.papermosaics.co.uk/diy.html

Origami tessellation- tutorial: https://www.math.lsu.edu/~verrill/origami/OriTesIns/

Origami and crystallographic notation: http://xahlee.info/Wallpaper_dir/c5_17WallpaperGroups.html    

Fractals and tessellationshttp://www.incredibleart.org/lessons/middle/tessell.htm

Fractal tutorial (fr): http://www.mathcurve.com/fractals/wunderlich/wunderlich.shtml

Pattern and latin square (motif et carrés latin) http://www.recreomath.qc.ca/dict_regulier_carre_latin.htm

Random Stitch Chart – generator: http://www.knittingfool.com/Reference/LacePatternGenerator.aspx

Mathematical knitting and crochet http://www.woollythoughts.com/

Software and converters:

Oknitme (Transforms patterns to make your own punched cards with a vinyl cutter)

http://oknitme.serpicanaro.org/

Valentina (Open Source pattern making program for clothing)https://bitbucket.org/dismine/valentina

KnitML (knitting pattern with algorithm and XML) http://www.knitml.com/blog/

Kxstitch  (for creating cross stitch charts for Linux!)      http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/kxstitch/index.php?title=Main_Page

Crochet Lathe – Calculates your rows and stitches for crochet when you want to do geometrical shapes: http://avtanski.net/projects/crochet/lathe/

Stitch Maps – Creates a new way of viewing your knitting chart: https://stitch-maps.com/

Picascii – Transforms a picture in ASCII: http://picascii.com/

Microrevolt -To transform a picture into a knitting grid : http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/index.php

My photo stitch – To transform a picture in a cross stitch chart: http://www.myphotostitch.com/Make_Pattern/Make_Pattern.html

Gimp & G’mic plugin : open source software for transforming images for knitting with dithering algorithms as well as many filters and scripts to generate patterns.

Design your own Torchon lace patterns: http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/makelace/index.htm

Bobbine Lace software :

http://www.knipling.de/

http://www.barbason.be/joomla/index.php/kandela2

http://bobbin-lace.wikispaces.com/design+software+compared

Sewing machine hacks:

Hacked sewing machine in embroidery machine: http://130.94.182.150/embroidr.htm

Cnc sewing machine: makezine.com/2010/07/21/cnc-sewing-machine/

Hacked sewing machine with sensors: http://scanlime.org/2010/01/diy-sewing-machine-retrofit/

Knitting machine hacks:

Ayab hack pour la kh 910, kh 930 (kh 940 pour bientôt!) Open Source- Arduino/C++/Python  – Linux, Windows, Osx

Knitic  kh 930 ,kh 940 –  Open Source – Arduino/Processing – Linux, Windows, Osx

So Kanno brother kh 970, kh 940, Ck35  –  Open Source – Arduino/Processing – Linux, Windows, Osx

Hacks with  FTDI cable:

Knittington  (Software for sending patterns with FTDI cable) kh 930, kh 940, kh 950 – Open Source – Linux, Windows, Osx

DaviWorks  (How to make an FTDI cable and software for sending patterns) kh 930 – kh 940 – kh 950 – Windows, Osx (free for 100 needles ~ 60$)

Becky Stern, Adafruit  – (How to make an FTDI cable / Python)  – Open Source – Linux, Windows, Osx

Fabienne Hacked knitting creations  – Cable FTDI and emulateur – Open Source – Linux, Windows, Osx

Open Source weaving projects:

Osloom , Open source jacquard loom  http://www.osloom.org/

Lasercut backstrap loom: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:120555

E textile:

https://www.adafruit.com/blog/category/wearables/page/8/

http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/

http://etextile-summercamp.org/2014/

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