Hack, Make, Teach
While we were at NYC Resistor last month, Susan and I spotted a knitting machine. It turned out to be Bre’s Brother Electroknit model KH-930E. We ended up making a deal and shipped it home. Sadly, both ends of the machine took some shipping damage, but it’s still functional.
I’ve been hacking and reverse-engineering a bit since then, and I’ve written a python program which emulates the optional external floppy disk drive for the knitting machine. With access to saved files, I’ve begun cracking apart the file format used by the machine, and extending the information other people had already gathered.
I’m keeping the wiki updated here.
I will release the emulator program very soon. I’ve put in some new functionality and haven’t had a chance to test it with the knitting machine yet.
As soon as that’s done, I’ll post it.
The external floppy emulator is available, link is on the wiki page referenced above.