VIDEO INSPIRATION / how it's made: avl dobby looms
AVL Looms in Chico, California makes floor looms for both small scale and production weaving. They are most known for their dobby looms, which are computerized floor looms with a set number of harnesses. They are similar to a digital jacquard loom, but not as sophisticated a machine. Each thread is not individually controlled, as you still have different harnesses, but there is a great deal more design work available to you when working at 16 or 24 harnesses versus 4 or 8 on the standard floor loom.
This 'How It's Made' video shows how much work goes into making each Compu-Dobby floor loom. Check it out!