Software for eKnitter

Please be aware that eKnitter is currently only compatible with the Brother KH 910 knitting machines and operates exclusively through a Wi-Fi connection. Before using eKnitter, ensure that you have a functional Wi-Fi network in your knitting space.

To use eKnitter, you will need two things:

  1. The eKnitter mainboard.
  2. The Ayab desktop software for eKnitter, which is free and open source.

The AYAB version that works with eKnitter is available in a separate GitHub repository. We decided this because AYAB 0.95.1 will no longer receive updates as the AYAB developers are currently working on a newer version. In the meantime, our GitHub repository offers the eKnitter compatible version of AYAB.

External Power Supply for eKnitter

The external power supply used with the eKnitter can be found in the link below. If you decide to use a different one than the one we have tested, please ensure that it provides

  • Voltage Requirement: Your power supply must output 12 volts DC (direct current) to ensure eKnitter operates smoothly.
  • Amperage Capacity: Select a power supply that can deliver either 5 amps (A) or 3 amps (A). This ensures your eKnitter has enough power to function efficiently.
  • Polarity: The power supply needs to have a center-positive polarity. This means the center pin of the DC plug is positive (+), and the outer sleeve is negative (−). Using a power supply with the wrong polarity can lead to damage, so it’s important to get this right. (In some countries, the center polarity might be negative, so it’s crucial to verify this before connecting).
  • Plug Type: The power supply should come with a DC barrel plug that has a 5.5mm outer diameter and a 2.1mm inner diameter. This size is crucial for a secure and correct connection to your eKnitter.
  • Local Power Compatibility: Make sure the power supply is compatible with the power outlets in your area. It should be capable of converting your local AC voltage (e.g., 220-240V in Europe, 120V in North America) into the 12V DC required by eKnitter.

Example for a external Power Supply (Europa): MEAN WELL GST60A12-P1J
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