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November 2, 2010 AT 12:10 am

TUTORIAL TUESDAY! – Hacking the Brother KH-930e knitting machine

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TUTORIAL TUESDAY! – Hacking the Brother KH-930e knitting machine! This tutorial covers how to talk to a knitting machine! Once the interface cable is made, we can create cool custom patterns and load them from a computer!


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3 Comments

  1. Hey, just read the new tutorial, and this jumped at me. If you are messing changing the ft232 options, why not make it have an easier name so the next step isn’t so annoying?

    Change the serial number from something random, to say, “LadyAdasHackedKnitter”? Up to 46 ascii characters, but I’d say stick to letters and numbers, dashes and underscores only.

    A mac version of the serial number changer (Doesn’t allow you to invert the tx/rx pairs though.)
    http://dangerousprototypes.com/2010/01/27/pirate-rename-get-a-nicely-named-serial-device/

  2. Ladyada did rename my cable’s chip, it shows up as “Becky’s knitting machine” most places, just not on my Mac. =]

  3. @Becky, Did she rename the description, or the serial number? Because the serial number determines the /dev/cu.usbserial-“”whatever”” name. And I wouldn’t add any characters that need delimiters, like spaces and apostrophes.

    And I mentioned it because it wasn’t part of the tutorial, as a optional step.

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