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Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?

Posted by jcabrer 
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
March 20, 2014 09:05AM
I have CRICUT PERSONAL CUTTER & EXPRESSION, and they both work well with SCAL 2. I use a lot of files from the internet as well as cartridges. PM me, I may be able to help answer your questions.
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
March 24, 2014 04:07AM
Hi I have the personal circuit and use it with scal but scal does not work with the Expression 2 - do you know of a way to get the Expression 2to work with scal
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
May 04, 2014 08:22PM
Hey have you had any luck with getting expression 2 to work with the .svg files? Can you please fill me in?

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Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
May 07, 2014 06:58AM
How do I PM u?
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
June 16, 2014 08:55PM
Did anyone have any luck with getting the expression 2 to work with svg files? Please help me out here.
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
July 24, 2014 12:25PM
Can anyone PM the fix for Expression 2 to work with SCAL??? I will be forever grateful!

Thanks!
Carrie
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
September 14, 2014 02:28PM
Hi I am so annoyed I've just picked up an expressions 2 to only to find out I can't cut my svg files with it. Is there a way I can make this work anybody with any ideas I would be very grateful , I wish I had read a few more up to date forums before I purchased this paper weight.
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
October 22, 2014 02:44AM
Hello:
I hope someone can help me. I read that someone got to have run a Cricut Expression 2 with MTC (or Sure cuts a lot).
I just fall into the trap: one week ago: I bought the Cricut Expression 2, to discover right after that in this model apparently can not get it to work with Make The Cut, or Scal2 due to firmware ...
I have a mac and OSX10.9 Mavericks,and have too the Parallels within Windows XP.
I wish to get some way to reach to cut any svg.

This will result a toy too expensive to be so useless without spending large amounts of money
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
November 21, 2014 08:24PM
I used SCAL2 with my cricut expression, had it before the lawsuit, but I did not keep the older version. Well we moved across the country, my comp crashed (got a new one) and now I cant get it anywhere. I neeeeeeed a patch or crack for SCAL 2.044. I would just trash provocraft and go with the silhouette if i hadn't invested so much money into the cricut as it is. We are a one-income family and crafting is how i keep my sanity and pass creativity on to my children. PLEASE someone help me out. I am so devastated that i lost access to almost all of my files, many of them original designs. I only saved for months and bought the cricut because of what i knew i could do with SCAL2. I'm almost gonna give up and just sell it all...
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
December 08, 2014 07:45PM
please help me I have the machine but not the scal 2 for mac.... im tarpped HELP
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
January 06, 2015 11:43PM
Could someone please help me with the expression 2?

Pm please?
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
February 03, 2015 09:53PM
I too purchased an Expression 2 Cricut Cutter and wanted to cut our logo only. I have purchased the SCAL2 as well as Inkscape only to find out that these only work on the original Expression. Please PM me regarding fixing this problem.
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
February 03, 2015 09:54PM
Did you have any luck privately?
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
April 04, 2015 11:00AM
Sorry to drag up an old topic, but I've aquired a Cricut Mini and have been poking round the .CCR file format as ideally I'd like to cut my own .SVG's and its some form of meta data format... Ideally I'd like to just use MTC or SCAL2, and any details on how to make either work with my Mini would be much appreciated, but has anyone had a think about how to convert the metaset of SVG over to the metaset of CCR?!

Any help in PM would be much appreciated... Very frustrated cutter!
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
June 05, 2015 08:30PM
I've been reading this forum but it didn't seem to have any suggestions on how to fix this. I'm desperate. I'm holding up construct on my house so I can decorate some cabinets before they are installed. Been trying for three weeks. Pls help!
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
June 15, 2015 09:02PM
What are you trying to do and what kind of machine do you have? I have written firmware for the Expression which works with inkscape but loading it onto the machine is a one way process and no longer works with Provo software.
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
June 30, 2015 08:43PM
The solution is to get a Cricut Explore which allows you to cut SVG files....
They work well and I like mine.
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
August 11, 2015 01:41PM
Were you ever able to get help on getting your expression 2 to work with SCAL software? I'm not sure what version of SCAL I have because the DVD does not list a version number and I have not loaded it onto this new computer yet to be able to check the version number but it was purchased in 2010 and I have a cricut personal cutter that it works on. My husband bought me the Expression 2 because I wanted the ability to cut 12"x12" but we did not know about the issues with SCAL when he bought it so it is now just sitting here not being used.
Thanks,
Debbie
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
August 11, 2015 01:44PM
Was anyone ever able to get help on getting your expression 2 to work with SCAL software? I'm not sure what version of SCAL I have because the DVD does not list a version number and I have not loaded it onto this new computer yet to be able to check the version number but it was purchased in 2010 and I have a cricut personal cutter that it works on. My husband bought me the Expression 2 because I wanted the ability to cut 12"x12" but we did not know about the issues with SCAL when he bought it so it is now just sitting here not being used.

Thanks
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
August 12, 2015 11:38PM
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Tech_Mom
If you follow the directions your CRICUT EXPRESSION (and Expression2) WILL WORK with MTC and other softwares... and you CAN find the OLDER VERSIONS of MTC online.
It is NOT as hopeless as it originally felt when all of this happened... SIX (?) YEARS AGO.
I will NEVER buy a product from Provocraft (PROVOCRAP) .... My DH Bought Mine as a gift... HE was so hurt when he realized I had to find a work around!!!
I am a GEEK and computer tech, so I DID!
MY BEST ADVICE... RESEARCH BEFORE YOU UPGRADE ANYTHING!!!!!

I have used MTC (Make The Cut), SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot), Inkscape, and Design Studio.... DESIGN STUDIO IS THE WORST!!

There was a file years ago that somone uploaded with 100s of Cricut cartridges saved as SVG FILES.... if you can find that you'll be in heaven.
If anyone knows of the link PLEASE post for the people still struggling with this issue.

Take Care

Hi Tech Mom,

Are you able to give me all the info I need to make my Cricut Exp 2 work with either my SCAL 2 or MTC (which I don't have)? I only have SCAL and would prefer to use that but I simply cannot find any info on how to change the firmware on my exp 2 or driver in the software or whatever you need to do to make it work - I'm ready to pull my hair out!
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
October 24, 2015 02:48PM
I was wondering how to get the Expression 2 Anniversary Edition to work with SCAL 2. I can only use it with my person version 1.31
Thanks
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
December 03, 2015 02:04AM
Ugghh!! I wish I would ghave found this before I bought not 1 but 2 cricut machines

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Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
December 06, 2015 06:43AM
I would like to know too, how to use SCAL with the Expression 2. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Cricut Automatic Paper Cutter - Hackable?
April 13, 2016 11:39AM
Is there a pluggin for cricut to use on MTC
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