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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 5:35 am 

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I read this awhile ago and forgot all about it until I read the post yesterday about a member not having a cartridge and our machines needing a cartridge loaded for SCAL to work. I looked on the web and I found out how to make this work. I don't have a George Cart and I don't need one. I made a jumper for my Cricut and it works. The picture shows my Screen with the George and Basic Shapes information. It's blurry, because my camera doesn't focus fast enough.
Edited to add this from one of the last posters in this topic. Probably the best way to do this
15 minutes...scissors...old atlantic city slot card cut to 2"....glued on square of foil about 1" wide and 1 1/2" high...let dry a little.....pushed a/c card into slot of cricut.....IT MAKES MARKS ON THE TIN FOIL (lol) cut out around marks. When the foil is touching 2,3 and 5 the foil should be facing away from you. If the foil is facing you, you will be connecting 6,8 and 9.

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 6:38 am 

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Location: Northern Manitoba, Canada. SCAL1, SCAL2, XP
That's cool! Hmmm, I wonder how many more carts we could figure out that way! I think anyone who has purchased the Baby Bug has the George Cart. It comes with the machine. The Expression has the Accent Essentials and Plantin Schoolbook (well, the original one did.....I hear they are selling them cheaper now but with only one cart instead of two)

Thanks for letting us know, Todd!


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 6:49 am 

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This only works for George and Basic Shapes. All the other cartridges from what I understand have information on them.

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 7:30 am 

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Location: Northern Manitoba, Canada. SCAL1, SCAL2, XP
That's too bad although with SCAL we no longer need the carts, and not too sure I want to be putting too many paperclips in my machine. I'm not mechanically inclined so that would spell disaster for me LOL!!!


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 8:09 am 

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Kelsie,
I know what you mean about the paper clip. I was a little leary myself. The paperclip did work, but I won't be using it again. I found a terminal strip here at work and I cut off a piece and I will be using that. The tabs are the same thickness as the board inside a cart and I won't have to fiddle with it to get it to work. This piece will pop in and out just like a CART.

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 8:12 am 

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Thanks Todd, I just made one with foil and cardboard and it worked just like you said. I normally only use SCAL, however, I have just learned to use the centerpoint feature to cut around things in photos and the shapes on this cartridge are just what I need.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge once again!


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 9:30 am 

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Foil and cardboard. Great idea. Did you glue the foil to the cardboard?

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 10:09 am 

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Yes I glued the foil onto cereal box cardboard and then cut connected strips, worked like a charm. Don't know how long it will last, but it will work until I can get a thin metal strip.


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 1:16 pm 

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Here is another method I found
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50166503@N00/476971461/
And the picture of the actual cartridge
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50166503@N ... 156419851/
Obviously it didn't matter which way the original cartridge went it.
Haven't tried it my self yet :)

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 8:53 am 

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That is the same photo that I saw at Flckr. I also read the comments and the third one states that you only have to connect the front three or the back three for it to work, which is true.
Thanks for sharing,

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