Monday, February 24, 2014

New Power and Computer Controls

Power supply for Air-dobby
Hooray! Flatwater Electronics (John Acord) has developed a power supply that will drive  Macomber Looms! I mentioned this in a previous post, but this post will highlight John's accomplishments.

Many weavers have outdated power supplies from the early days of Macomber compu-dobby looms or an even earlier version of the Designer's Delight, their first compu-dobby.

John's control units will replace the power supply on either the air system or the Electronic Single Pedal (ESP).

The new control box utilizes modern efficient components and power supply, significantly reducing the size.  The box is not much bigger than a CD case.

Incorporated into the control are protection circuits to prevent damage to your loom in the case of a solenoid failure or problems with wiring and connections.  In addition,  indicator lamps on the front help the weaver confirm operations of both the loom and the computer.
Power supply for Designer's Delight/ESP

Prices are:
16H Air Dobby = $725
32 H Air Dobby = $850
16H ESP = $925
32 H ESP = $1075

Please contact me if you have questions about these new power supplies!

Happy weaving!


  1. I'm considering a Baby wolf 8 shaft 20" for a workshop loom. My question, I am 5'9"and I am wondering if there is a height extender for the loom. I'm concerned that the loom will be too low for me. Thank you

    1. There is nothing that the manufacturer makes to build the loom beyond its normal height. But just to say...I am 5'10" and have no problem with the size of the loom for weaving. The bench is the critical part in my height equation.


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