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77Re: [kminternals] Hello, I'm a new member of this group

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  • Holger.Schefczik@t-online.de
    Jan 31, 2005
      Hello John, thanks for the welcome.
      Here some facts of me and my experience about knitting, kh930 and so on....
      I have a kh930, a fb100 disk drive and a ppd. Since November last year I am looking for a possibility to connect my km with my pc. I found several Information in the internet and so I began to work.
      But the solutions doesn't works (I don't know why) and so I begann to built my own cable to connect the pc with the fb100. The cable had a TTL to CMOS-converter and a nor-gatter to convert rx and tx from +5V to ground an back. It's expensive, but it works good. Then I found a software, based on basic, in the internet for the communication between pc and fb100. The software is called sector2. I had to adapt the software for my system and it also works for 80%. So, now I am able to give instructions to the fb100 and get back the (error) level/codes. At next I will save a simple pattern from km to the disk and then I will try to read the data from the disk into the pc for analyse. I think your analyse will help me. If someone wants the layout and the software, I can put them here into the group.
      In the next time I will directly connect the pc to the kh930, because I want to save the pattern directly on the pc. Perhaps I will have the possibility to send pattern by eMail to friends and so an.
      DAK and the necessary cable is much to expensive for, therefor I will create it by myself.
      To connect a palm or pocketpc with the km is a very good Idea. I hope I can help in next time, although I am not a professional.
      Greetings Holger
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2005 11:30 AM
      Subject: Re: [kminternals] Hello, I'm a new member of this group

      On Sat, 2005-01-29 at 02:09, Holger.Schefczik@... wrote:
      > Hello,
      > my name is Holger and I live in Bochum, a city with about 400.000
      > citizen in Germany. I'm searching for a long time for a group in
      > german about knitting, specially the technic about connecting my
      > brother kh930 with a pc. I'm happy to found this group and I hope, I
      > can support the projects, although my english ist not the best ;-)

      > Many greetings from Bochum, Germany
      > Holger

      Hello Holger, and Welcome.

      Glad to have you on the list.

      The focus here at the moment is to figure out the data format the KH930
      uses to save/load patterns to the disk drive.

      I have a good start on it, and I'm hoping some other engineer types will
      pitch in. I do not know what level you wish to particpate at, but any
      help is appreciated.

      If you are just looking for general knitting machine information, you
      should also join the knittingmachines@yahoogroups.com

      -- John.

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