A menu item on the Brother ScanNCut is seam allowance. This setting creates a margin around the image being cut. This measurement is of particular importance when designing and cutting conductive fabrics. As you can see in the below image the pen draws the item to be cut as well as the margin around the item cut. […]Read more ›
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The Brother ScanNCut mats have an adhesive application already applied to the surface allowing fabrics and papers to be securely held in place while using the machine. Although the adhesive is low tack it attracts every loose fiber and hair to its surface making it difficult to have a clean cut without causing woven fabrics to fray and […]Read more ›
In hopes of resolving the low tack mat adhesive holding the conductive fabric in place while cutting a speaker coil we tried the High Tack Adhesive Support Sheet included with the kit. This product did hold the conductive fabric in place during cutting of a basic rectangular shape, but the fabric trace needed for the circuit was very […]Read more ›
While at PIF Camp in Trenta Slovenia we tested the Brother ScanNCut with Statex conductive fabric to make eTextile speakers. Denis began the project by drawing samples of the coils on his computer. Next we fused an iron on adhesive, Pellon Heat Bond, to one side of the conductive fabric. Scanning the coil samples into the […]Read more ›
Preparing for a workshop takes double the time to teach the workshop. SHopping for the supplies. Programing microcontrollers, packaging the tiny electronic parts, and then fitting everything into a suitcase. Its all behind the scene, but without rigorous preparation the workshop will suffer.Read more ›