AVL Compu-Dobby computerized dobby for weaving
Compu-Dobby®
Compu-Dobby®

Compu-Dobby®

Regular price
$2,861.50
Sale price
$2,861.50

The AVL Compu-Dobby IV System is a compact, custom-designed electronic interface between your personal computer and AVL dobby loom. Designed to fit neatly into the AVL mechanical dobby head or the side of your negative dobby style loom, the Compu-Dobby is a fast, reliable means to accomplish complex and sophisticated weaves with ease.

Note: Compu-Dobby 4.5 (with WiFi) is no longer available as of 8/5/2019. However, the CD 4.5 will remain fully supported by AVL. Each new Compu-Dobby is built as a CDIV (without WiFi). 

Postive Dobby

  • Production Dobby Loom (PDL)
  • Technical Dobby Loom (TDL)
  • Studio Dobby Loom (SDL)
  • Folding Dobby Loom (FDL)
  • Any loom equipped with mechanical dobby, Compu-Dobby I or II.

Negative Dobby

  • A-Series (negative style dobby)
  • V-Series

Please choose what voltage you are using where you will plug this unit into. Please note that that the default standard voltage for households in the United States is 110-120 volts.

What type of Dobby do I have?

 

Positive Dobbies

  • Compu-Dobby I is one solenoid box with a small Control Unit with six buttons on it. This is a positive style dobby. 

  • Compu-Dobby II has two fairly equal sized boxes, one of which has a Liquid Crystal Display unit. This is a positive style dobby. 

Negative Dobbies

  • Compu-Dobby III is one big box, no secondary boxes. This is a negative style dobby. 

  • Compu-Dobby IV is also one big box and looks like a CDIII. This is a negative style dobby. 

  • Compu-Dobby 4.5 also looks like a CDIV but has a WiFi antenna. This is a negative style dobby. 
Manuals and Drivers 

Manuals

Compu-Dobby IV Manuals:

Compu-Dobby IV Positive manual rev. 2012

Compu-Dobby (Negative Compu-Dobby) Magnet Alignment

 

Compu-Dobby 4.5 Manual


Older Compu-Dobby Manuals can be found here.

 

Drivers

 

USB Driver: we recommend trying the VCP link first and then the D2XX. 

VCP: Click on the link to find the Driver for your Operating System by scrolling down to the table that lists currently supported VCP drivers. We recommend downloading the setup executable file if it is available for your operating system. This file will self-install both VCP and D2XX drivers to your computer once executed.

D2XX: Click on the link to find the Driver for your Operating System by scrolling down to the table that lists currently supported D2XX drivers.We recommend downloading the setup executable file if it is available for your operating system.  This file will self-install both VCP and D2XX drivers to your computer once executed.

 

For CDIII and earlier:

If you're using the Keyspan Serial>USB adapter, you may need to also download the driver corresponding to your operating system below. 

Keyspan USB Drivers

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