2014-02-25 20smProject Porcupine is a collaborative project involving Makerspace Urbana members,  Nina Paley, and a giant quilt plotter machine.

Our goal is to take a industrial quilting machine and free it’s beautifully designed hardware from the clutches of underwelming proprietary software design to make thousands of copies of mundane quilts. Nina has already demonstrated how the machine can be used for creative art pieces but we’re hoping to make the hardware even more awesome with some modifications to the control systems.

Until we find a better solution, project updates and planning will be managed in this shared document: Porcupine Project Documentation

Photos of the machine are here.