Benbox Laser Machines/CO2 Lasers/3D Printers

Software => Flashing Firmware => Topic started by: mustafa on October 11, 2016, 10:59:51 PM

Title: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: mustafa on October 11, 2016, 10:59:51 PM
Dear friends,

i upload another files to my laser but now laser is not work.

how can i fund right hex file?
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: Zax on October 12, 2016, 04:35:42 AM
It looks like you were in the right place...

http://benboxlaser.us/index.php/topic,50.msg348.html#msg348

There's the default one for Benbox and the J-Tech for T2Laser.
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: mustafa on October 12, 2016, 10:34:45 PM
Dear Zax,

My laser is 30x40cm.
I uploaded LX-Nano.328p.20150626.hex but laser is not work burn to laser.
I uploaded jtech_grbl.hex and laserink_grbl.hex but laser is not work any.
I uploaded makeblock-328p-20150606.hex but laser is working 2 second and after the laser does stop.
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: Zax on October 13, 2016, 08:16:11 AM
Which machine do you have, is it one of those LaserAxe things that needs some custom firmware they won't release? If so, you may be stuck getting the fix from them unless someone is successful in downloading it.
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: mustafa on October 13, 2016, 11:38:06 PM
Dear Zax,

you may look to photos.
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: Zax on October 14, 2016, 04:59:08 AM
Is it the unit with 2 motors and a shaft across gantry?
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: mustafa on October 14, 2016, 07:50:28 AM
total is 3 motors
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: ROSS on October 14, 2016, 08:02:04 AM
Your laser is the same as most use on this forum.....All info is available from one of the following and FREE  trial progs available for each to try.


http://www.BenCutLaser.us/BenCutLaserSetup1.5.3.exe.zip

For the above there at about 15 videos avail on Youtube by the Administrator showing you AND  describing the system......Just go to YOUTUBE and type in BENCUT LASER  and see the sidebar.


OR try Zax's program.

T2Laser
Intro & Manuals: http://benboxlaser.us/index.php?topic=41.msg266#msg266
Download & Conversion: http://benboxlaser.us/index.php?topic=41.msg272#msg272
Translations: http://benboxlaser.us/index.php?topic=41.msg540#msg540
Updates: http://benboxlaser.us/index.php?topic=113.msg1263#msg1263


Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: mustafa on October 14, 2016, 08:15:19 AM
Dear Ross,

i uploaded differents 15 hex files. 2~3 files are work motors but the laser is not working burn. other files are not working any.

i need right hex file for my laser. how can i find?   
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: ROSS on October 14, 2016, 08:19:17 AM
IF  you download one of those I mention above   (BCL  or T2 a HEX FILE IS  SHOWN on each......pick one program or the other........and follow the instructions.  In the BCL prog the top line shows SETUP Bottom left shows what to do ..........................

On T2 prog Zax has top line with HELP..  click for the Online Manual......
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: mustafa on October 14, 2016, 08:23:53 AM
Is the laser work with windows XP?
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: ROSS on October 14, 2016, 08:24:27 AM
Aint got a clue.  BUT you could check the section on the index marked  TROUBLESHOOTING.. That info may be in there or someone may come on here and let you know.
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: Zax on October 14, 2016, 08:32:25 AM
It looks like the standard machines, just with a copy Eleks board.

What software are you using?

If you try T2Laser with the J-Tech firmware it should work, see my conversion document but skip the jumper line as I don't think that board has one.
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: mustafa on October 14, 2016, 08:38:38 AM
i useing software benbox-3.7.99-20150627

but i may use another software and xp or windows 7

i don't any know for laser.
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: Zax on October 14, 2016, 08:41:46 AM
If you use Benbox software you need to use their firmware, usually the one I posted in the firmware section is correct but your machine has a different board so I don't know if it will work.
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: ROSS on October 14, 2016, 08:43:06 AM
FORGET  the Benbox you DON'T  have to use it..... and use one of the two progs mentioned.
 Its up to you.  Benbox DOES  work once you have learned to program the machine but you will find the two progs I mentioned  more versatile and they contain all the instruction for setup IF you follow the info..

Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: mustafa on October 15, 2016, 02:25:53 AM
Laser motors are working but laser lamp is not burning
you may look to videos https://youtu.be/EMjKFYrWb24 and https://youtu.be/O87-Qy91Ny8
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: Zax on October 15, 2016, 04:34:14 AM
Are you still using Benbox or did you convert to Grbl and try T2Laser?

If your using Grbl it sounds like you haven't moved the jumper. Follow the conversion document in my signature, there are 3 steps you need to do. #1 load the firmware which is included with T2Laser, #2 move the jumper, #3 upload the default parameters. In 95% of cases this will get you working unless your machine has some mechanical or electrical fault.
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: mustafa on October 15, 2016, 05:25:42 AM
before, My laser is working but i upluaded firmware and the laser didn't work.

Maybe i need hex file. Have you got hex files? may you send me?

mustafa_1121@hotmail.com
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: ROSS on October 15, 2016, 05:56:55 AM
IF YOU HAVE LOADED T2  program then follow the PDF below

Hardware Conversion for T2Laser 1. Install firmware .

a. Open T2Laser (or use T2Laser Controller and skip the next step)
 b. Click the controller icon c. Select the laser COM port from the drop down box i. If the port is already connected (XY position is showing), right click the stop / disconnect button
d. Hold down “Ctrl” key and click the connect button 
 
e. Select “Yes” and the firmware uploaded will begin
f. Wait for the upload to finish
 
2. Change the laser control pin to match Grbl 0.9 a. Disconnect the USB cable and power supply, then carefully remove the Nano circuit board, highlighted on image below left b. Move the plastic jumper to the location shown below right (V0.9)
               
 c. If your control board does not support Grbl v0.9, you will need to compile a custom version of the hex file (which is beyond the scope of this document)
 

 3. Change Grbl settings to match your system a. Open T2Laser and connect your machine (do not load an image or G-Code) i. After it shows “Ready” and the XY positions are displayed ii. Hold down “Ctrl” and click the Send G-Code button
 
iii. Select “Yes” and the settings will be uploaded to Grbl  b. Alternatively you can review and change the settings manually using a terminal emulator (e.g. Arduino IDE, Universal GCode Sender, CoolTerm) i. If your machine has different steps per mm or you want to experiment with different values you can use the T2Laser upload to set some defaults and then modify then manually.
===================================================================================



IF YOU LOADED THE BCL PROGRAM by Administrator THEN  the instructions are in the SETUP  section on the top line and as mentioned previously bottom left tells you how including how you load the HEX FILE.
 
 
 
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: mustafa on October 15, 2016, 06:45:05 AM
the jumper hasn't got at my laser.

Have you got ROMs?
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: Zax on October 15, 2016, 06:59:14 AM
You board is hard wired for Grbl 0.9, so just complete the steps 1 & 3 and you should be good.

The ROM is included with T2Laser, you don't need anything else.
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: mustafa on October 15, 2016, 07:29:39 AM
Upload Grbl firmware? ----- it is ok.
Upload default parameters? ------ may it is be problem you may look to photo
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: mustafa on October 15, 2016, 07:44:16 AM
i clicked ctrl hold + envelope for Upload default parameters?
maybe program is give error ? you may look to photo
Title: Re: which hex file for my laser?
Post by: Zax on October 15, 2016, 01:10:20 PM
That is normal, it means the cheap Nano clone didn't save all the settings. Just do as it says, repeat the send again... and maybe one more time. Usually 3 is enough.

It works perfectly on most Nano's, even the "better" clones but the cheap ones that come with the Eleks boards have got worse and don't seem to store to EEPROM fast enough. I've fixed this in the next release by reducing the speed I send parameters.