The C64 however, was capable of automating the entire knitting process thanks to a system called CAPS (made by Empisal in Germany).
The setup consisted of the C64 (of course!), an Empisal 550/560 knitting machine and the CAPS interface. The process of knitting your favorite jumper consisted of designing a series of patterns on the C64 which you could then save to disk and combine with other patterns to create a larger image. Source
Bob Neill’s Book of Typewriter Art (1982), via Lori Emerson.
With a computer programme to enable some of the pictures to be produced on a home computer (such as the Commodore PET) using the BASIC computer language.
Madonna and Child ASCII Art, Creative Computing Compendium (Standards for writing graphical programs in BASIC), from the magazine “The Best of Creative Computing Volume 1” (1976), via.
Tonight at Transmediale - world’s first teletext performance? MIND THE VOLCANO! - a text-based TV-performance by Raquel Meyers and Goto80. Live improvised music, BASIC programming, char-by-char animations and remote control VJing. It’s like a movie book.
Live teletext visuals with Commodore64 BASIC for the performance ‘Mind the volcano!’
by Goto80 & Raquel Meyers for Transmediale 013