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Instant classic — starring Becky Stern and Ladyada…

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! Adventures in communicating with the Brother KH-930e knitting machine!

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Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. Rahere says:

    The guys responsible for starting this in the first place were one of Midland Bank’s computer wizzes in the late 1960s and his son, who went on to design the Centronics printer plug. Mum had a machine where you had to set each pin by hand, using a comb, and came home one day to find it was in bits, being mated with a Meccano framework – a real Make job. The sale of the idea to Brother took about an hour!