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T2 Software Updates / Re: Dongle purchase price
« on: January 28, 2018, 12:33:36 PM »
All sorted out FTDI dongle working great. :)

Printed a tiny case for it.   As indicated this is an FTDI FT323RQ based com chip cut off from a Parallax Propeller USB Protoboard.
I bought a bunch of these a while back, for $5.00 each, used a few for propeller projects,  and chopped up one for this usb FTDI dongle board.
I also tested a SparkFun FTDI basic and it to tested out fine. :)

Yes I could have purchased one from Digikey.ca, but it would have been $30.00 total wish shipping (CAD),  that and the $51.00 (CAD) for the T2Laser dongle Upgrade cost, this was starting to pile up, so I looked for a cost effective solution, and ZAX was very helpful getting me up and running. :)    Now I just take my purple dongle into the basement when I want to use the laser cutter,  and bring it upstairs when I want to prep a file for cutting/engraving.  1 license, 1 dongel. :) very handy indeed.  PC upgrades also not a worry... :)

Cheers. :)


Cheers.

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T2 Software Updates / Re: Procedure for dongle registration
« on: January 28, 2018, 12:24:01 PM »
all sorted out. :)
thank you :)

Dongle made.

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T2 Software Updates / Re: Procedure for dongle registration
« on: January 28, 2018, 09:10:24 AM »
Yup repeatable,  on different machines, and on the same machine even after rebooting. 
Usb dongle registration upgrade payment sent, and usb key-id sent. :)

This will be great to be able to use this dongle on my new main machine.  :)

Thanks again :)

P.S.  I also tried an old  Parallax Propeller Prototyping board with built in FTDI FT323RQ chip in it, and it too worked,
infact I cut out the chip to make a dongle.  I will 3d print a small box for it.  :)

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T2 Software Updates / Re: Procedure for dongle registration
« on: January 28, 2018, 06:59:18 AM »
i have an FTDI serial device based on the FT232RL which also has the security feature.
its made by sparkfun, who are a reputable company in the U.S. :)

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9716

Ive downloaded the FTDI FTChip ID program along with the dll's required to read the chip.
the chip is unregistered, but there is an option to register it...

is this chip eligable for use as a dongle?





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T2 Software Updates / Re: Dongle purchase price
« on: January 27, 2018, 03:32:27 PM »
I'm under the 6 month period, is there an faq on transferring the license over?
i have  not purchased a usb key yet, but wondering what the procedure would be. :)

cheers.

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T2 Software Updates / Re: Procedure for dongle registration
« on: January 27, 2018, 03:28:47 PM »
as an existing customer,  is it possible to switch over to dongle registration? 
I'm going to be replacing my "laser" pc with something newer, and would prefer
to move my license over is this usb dongle registration will allow me to. :)

please advise. :)


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General Discussion / Re: YOUR COUNTRY.
« on: September 19, 2017, 01:10:20 PM »
Changed my signature to reflect where I live. :)

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Laser Accessories / Re: Laser bed nounts
« on: September 19, 2017, 01:07:46 PM »

3d print new spacers with a groove in the back that will allow the bolts to pass through the spacer.

yup that's the idea, and I will post the resulting .STL file when I'm done. :)
i may increase the infill when i print them so they are more rigid. :)

when I get home i will work on it. :)

here it is... i am printing this out and will replace this file if it's no good. :)

works like a charm... although only required for the y-axis sides of the engraver. :)


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Laser Accessories / Re: Laser bed nounts
« on: September 18, 2017, 06:11:12 PM »
Cutting, adding a washer, or flipping the bolt would all work, but I don't wanna take it appart to do that, so I will just adjust my design with either a cut out, or adjust the shape to accommodate the screw.   It's just me being lazy.  "Lazery". Any excuse to 3D print something. 

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Laser Accessories / Re: Laser bed nounts
« on: September 18, 2017, 05:10:25 PM »
yes you can do that... :(  but that requires more effort than adding a slight jog on the 3d model, which I will most likely do and post as an additional version... here is a pic of the bolt hitting the plastic.... (sadness...!)


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Laser Accessories / Re: Laser bed nounts
« on: September 18, 2017, 04:42:32 PM »
rats...  just discovered that the 60mm straight down brackets seem to be getting hit by the bolts on the acrylic mounts where the wheels are.   if your bolts are shorter and do not extend past the 2040 diameter then you should be ok... my bolts are just a bit (less than 1mm too long...I can fix it by putting washers on the bottom wheels to shorten the bolts... :(   so yes they can still be used, but you may wish to shorten your bolts the bottom wheels are attached with. 

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Laser Accessories / Re: Which one is better quality TTL
« on: September 18, 2017, 01:27:09 PM »
so that being the case, do you think if purchased a 5.5 watt one and left it at that, it would pretty much be the best i can do?
or just go ahead with the 15 watt one,  knowing it may only last a month or two.... (that would be a bit of a waste though i would think...)

:) I guess we shall see, i will start a thread in about a month or so with the title:  is your 15watt laser still working?

cheers. :) thanks for your comments guys.

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Laser Accessories / Re: Laser bed nounts
« on: September 18, 2017, 01:24:11 PM »
Groovy :)

they take very little time to print, so have him print 10 for you :)
should take about 90 minutes for a bout 10 of them.   Depending on his printer. :)
I may have to reprint mine in black so they look cooler.... (wooooooooo....) :)

do post your pics when you get them done and installed. :)

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Laser Accessories / Re: Laser bed nounts
« on: September 18, 2017, 12:25:55 PM »
the 60mm ones are straight down brackets that do not have a shelf, and they are about 2-3mm from the table...as shown in the pictures. the file for the 60mm is above. :)

cheers. :)

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