The Tajima Laying Machine
Purchased through a generous grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Tajima Laying Machine was installed at Concordia University in 2013.
The Tajima Laying Machine is used to lay the silver conductive threads for the textile antennas; to embroider insulating threads for channels that guide the conductive thread of the LED arrays; and used in the creation soft, pliable ribbon cables and other circuitry made of conductive threads. The machine has also developed systems for the laying of flexible touchpads and provides narrative embroidery details for many of the textile projects.
Initial Tajima support: Martin Hoffman (trial period) Jozseph Lincz (mechanical training) and Tobias Lembach (software training). Concordia Technical Support and Assistants: Marc Beaulieu, Geneviève Moisan, Caitlin Thompson, RythÂ Kesselring, Claire Nadon. CFI Research Grant: Barbara Layne with Joanna Berzowska and Erin Manning.