80Re: [kminternals] Hello, I'm a new member of this group
- Jan 31, 2005Hi John,Software: I have forgotten to say, that I have got the software intoshape for kh930/940. I've got this software for little money. The software needs a "normal" PC with Dos, no windows. The software works with no problems: you can create pattern, scan pictures to convert them into pattern, save and print and transfer them to the km or ppd. I couldn't testthe transfer, because at this time I had no cable. in the next time i will try it.Is this software helpful for the projects?Holger----- Original Message -----From: John R. HogerhuisSent: Monday, January 31, 2005 9:25 PMSubject: Re: [kminternals] Hello, I'm a new member of this groupOn Mon, 2005-01-31 at 12:09, Holger.Schefczik@... wrote:
> Hello John, thanks for the welcome.
> Here some facts of me and my experience about knitting, kh930 and so
> 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.
Other serial cables:
You can use the serial cable from a Tandy Portable Disk Drive 1 or 2
(this is what I use). Anyway this cable proves that a unpowered cable is
possible, though I understand there is some electronics in these cables.
You might be able to use a DAK serial cable.
> Then I found a software, based on basic, in the internet for the
> communication between pc and fb100. The software is called sector2.
I haven't found that! Could you send me a copy or upload to the files
section? Thanks! Was this code perhaps for the TRS-80 Model 100?
> 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.
I have some minimal Forth code that does this too.
> 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.
That's what we're here for! To collect as much info and code as we can
to make future projects possible.
> 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.
I'd also like someone to figure out the DAK format so that we can do
conversions to/from .PAT. Unfortunately I don't own a copy, so if
someone else wants to do that work, or donate their unused copy, I would
> 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.
No matter, it sounds like you're capable anyway.
Welcome on board Holger! It will be nice to have someone to share the
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