the original machine

Developing the original machine

Following the contemporary stream of participative design and shared knowledge, we focused on offering accessibility in the form

of this innovation tool. Hacking an existing XY plotter, we substituted the drawing pen with a home-made electric Tjanting Tool, allowing

us to draw any image we create in wax on cotton cloth. Adapting the machine to the process – taking a traditional technique focused on repetition and connecting it to the expected accuracy of digital data for fabrication – we, as designers, re-appropriated the technique and are now able to confront both of these scales. Read more here.