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AYAB Shield (Solder-Kit)

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CAUTION: You should be able to solder. Please read the soldering manual before.

For Informations about the pre-soldered AYAB-Interface see AYAB News

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Thanks to OpenSource hardware, the AYAB-Shield was adapted and further developed by the well-known Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories in the USA. This has resulted in the new AYAB-Interface.

The AYAB-Interface has some new features compared to the AYAB-Shield:

  • Integrated controller - NO Arduino is needed anymore
  • External plug-in power supply for the machine supply - This also allows machines with defective capacitor / power supply or Japanese 110V machines to be used without modifications.
  • Flat design - The flat design allows the Interface to be fully integrated into the machine without milling holes in the housing.

ATTENTION: The interface can currently only be ordered directly from the USA. This means that for european users a plug-in power supply is required in addition to the possibly import turnover tax! Available e.g. at Amazon

The AYAB-Interface cannot get ordered at the Thinkstack Shop. Only at the Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories



Kits for the following machine types are available

  • Elektroknit KH-900
  • Elektroknit KH-910
  • Elektroknit KH-930
  • Elektroknit KH-940
  • Elektroknit KH-950
  • Elektroknit KH-965i
  • Elektroknit CK-35

There is also an shield without machine specific connectors available

Needed Accessories

Additionaly an Arduino (or Genuino) UNO is needed. The Arduino MEGA wil NOT work with this kit.


AYAB - all yarns are beautiful makes it possible to connect the well known knitting machines Models from the KH-9xx and CK35 seriesB via a USB connection with the computer. For further information visit ayab-knitting.com

The AYAB project is free and open source software and hardware. The complete source code and layout files are freely available and released for modification needs.

Of course, the AYAB  team is looking forward to any feedback and cooperation on the project.

Further Information, Manuals

Solder Instructions (English)

First Steps

General Solder instructions