If You Have A Brother Electronic Knitting Machine, This Is So Cool
Our machines have happily been hacked to allow a computer, including a Mac, to act as the external floppy drive. You can then use Photoshop or other paint program to make stitch patterns and download them to your machine.
This solution works, but is geared for someone comfortable with making a cable and using a command line interface program such as Terminal on the Mac. There is additional info at Steve Conklin’s Electroknit Technical Information page
I so hope these ladies’ efforts spur others to contribute their programming skills. Machine knitters need more open source options for interfacing our beloved equipment with modern computers, including the Mac.
November 7, 2010