Nintendo Knitting Machine peripheral from the 80s gave knitting a technology-punch
Nintendo has on previous account taken some pretty bewildering steps, unleashing extremely unconventional peripherals on us joystick-loving folk. Back in the 80s, the Japanese consumer electronics giant had taken a new-found interest in grandmothers and had unveiled a one-of-a-kind Knitting Machine. Allowing knitting fans to connect this peripherals to their video games and contest with each other in stitching competitions, the Nintendo Knitting Machine, as you might’ve guessed by now, simply failed to catch on, with the joystick working as a more feasible and less-embarrassing option to gaming. But then again, there are a few of us, Nintendo fanatics as we’re termed, who’d actually spend a good few bucks on anything that connects to our good old NES systems!