Our Macomber "Designers Delight"
Awaiting the finish of our J-Comp, the "Designers Delight" is the next project at Flatwater Electronics.
The "Designers Delight" is an early computer dobby loom. Ours is a 32" 32-shaft. Referring to the picture you can see the "embedded control" computer used to run the loom: best they could do at the time but not very user friendly.
Both the computer and the solenoid control box are being replaced with a modern state of the art control unit. The solenoid control will use high efficency mosfet switches, and the computer control will be a serial interface. These two components will be plug compatible with the original solenoid cables so as to be a retrofit to any "Designers Delight" loom. The software loom driver will adhere to the Macomber protocol as to be compatible with current loom control programs.
Watch for more as the project continues.