On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 16:59, mikezcnc wrote:
> Great info. Once I get the machine I will be able to tell what can be
> done with it. I am surprised that the knitting machine market is not
> developed more, relative to CNC market, although I am thankful for
> DAK. Your comment that KH-940 requires a high human intervention tell
> me that maybe I don't need the program and cable for a long time
> because if there are 555 Brother designed patterns stored in ROM
> then maybe it is practical to use them rather than getting into
> making my own designs.
> I also know that there is a Garter accessiry that automates teh
> machine. Mike
Actually you can enter patterns completely from the control panel if
you're really desperate, no PPD or FDD required.
If someone were interested an a more difficult project, it might be
interesting to reverse engineer the PPD. It has its own processor in it,
I don't know what kind. Some Yamaha chip. Maybe it is a z80 workalike or
Conceivably one could add some code to the M.E.S.S emulator to emulate
this machine. Get the ROM and you could turn any computer into a PDD.
Probably the machine is simple enough to even emulate directly on a Palm