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Knitting machine Hacking
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Knitting machine Hacking

by fiendlybrds on Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:54 pm

Hey all, I just found a brother kh-965 Knitting machine, i am not going to spend $200 on a damn usb cable. does anyone know how i could figure out the pinning for this machine to make my own serial cable? sorry for the lack of information i am still in the beginnings of my search.
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Re: Knitting machine Hacking

by bekathwia on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:34 pm

We have documented making a cable that works with the KH-930e, and we can't confirm it works with other models until folks with those models try it out! Here's the tutorial, it's a modified FTDI cable ($20 instead of the Brother $200 one)-- if you try it out let us know if it works with your kh-965!

http://www.ladyada.net/learn/electroknit/ftdicable.html

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Re: Knitting machine Hacking

by jean on Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:55 am

He all,

first of all: great work on hacking the Brother KH 930e. Really good stuff. :)

My question: Can I also hack my KH 930? Or is the "e" version required in order to move the needles or something?

Thanks,
Jean
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Re: Knitting machine Hacking

by bro930 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:22 am

Works with a 930.
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Re: Knitting machine Hacking

by buttonsandbeeswax on Mon May 21, 2012 10:33 am

Hello, I''m sorry to jump in on this thread, but I'm so excited by this! I just wondered if anyone knows yet if this works with the KH965? I noticed that the last post was some time ago now and wondered if there had been any delevlopments!

Thanks in advance
Faye
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Re: Knitting machine Hacking

by derred on Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:43 am

Hello.
I'm a BROTHER KH 970.
I just wondered if anyone knows if works with this?
I noticed that the last post was some time ago now and wondered if there had been any delevlopments!
Thanks from Italy
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Re: Knitting machine Hacking

by bamundy on Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:03 pm

Hello,

I am attempting to hack my knitting machines. I understand basic electronics and electricity. On the internet I have discovered Adafruit, Knitic, Davi Works, OpenKnit and Arduino, but I have NO programing experience. I do not understand the Github and Arduino Programming. I have watched all the videos online I can find.

Please help me discern a next good step. I am located in Michigan with limited ability to travel.

Sincerely, Jo Ann

I have:
MacBook Pro: 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16G RAM; Mac OS X 10.10.3 AND/OR
MacBook Pro: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 8 G RAM; Mac OS X 10.9.5
Brother KH-930E; (2) KH-940; KH-910 (upgraded to KH-950E) all 4 with KR-850 Ribber attachments.
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