Cone Winder take 2 - failure

So 50 Tugs are out in the world. Feedback has been largely positive &  I feel comfortable enough to start switching focus toward the cone winder head. The attached video shows our second prot…
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Kickstarter & Tug & Autumn & Wow

Where did autumn go?We had our kickstarter campaign for Tug that ended August 25th & I hardly remember anything after that. We had 3D CAD files drawn, applied for a patent, & coordinated with…
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The Kickstarter is up!

We are 63% funded with 22 days to go. We are really proud of TUG and are tickles with the response. But we still have a ways to go! Help us spread the word! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…
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We are so excited!

Since last fall we have focused on developing our ball winder, Tug. The final prototype (prototype #5) has been thoroughly tested and we are giddy with the results. Tug is ready for production.We will…
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Ball Winder Video (w/ new yarn guide)

Prototype #3 is getting closer. In testing the last couple weeks we found the need for a couple of refinements. The easy fix was the cone is too slick, causing slippery yarns to slip off at high sp…
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The Ball Winder is Alive!

It's been 8 months since the project's inception, but we finally have something to show for it. It's still a prototype with a few rough edges, but it is looking good and it works! Right now we've been…
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Ball Winder Electronics

Just wanted to give a peek at the progress. We just got the prototype circuit board back from the engineer. We are now changing a couple of things before we can begin reassembly. Hoping to have t…
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Ball Winder Prototype off for electronics.

We are moving forward on the development of "tug", our ball winder. Our first prototype was fully functional but pretty rough and the electronics were well... embarrassing. Apparently my understanding…
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Louet Loom Sectional Extension

Louet has the most progressive designs (IMHO) in current loom production. We have been impressed with the cam action on the shafts of our David as well as the linear slides on the beater. Listening to…
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