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Assembly Help / Re: How to connect Air Support valve to board?
« on: April 09, 2020, 05:50:38 PM »
Thanks Zax,

   I'll give that a go. I should order another controller as my spare is probably 3 years old and dose not have the PWM mod access under the nano. So it goes more fun with an acceptable outcome................

Thanks,
Krypton................. 

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Assembly Help / Re: How to connect Air Support valve to board?
« on: April 09, 2020, 04:31:53 PM »
Hi guys,
     This idea would be a good addition to my set up. I would definitely need a relay as my air assist is a 110VAC Harbor Freight  air brush. I am using the old Banggood control board, PM not TTL laser mod. Think it's the L7.
     How would I connect to the board ? The board has +12 v 2 wire connector and a VM 2 wire connector. Would these work??

Thanks,
Krypton..................

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General Discussion / Re: Replacement Eleksmaker 2.5W modules
« on: March 12, 2020, 05:31:23 PM »
Hi guys,
  wveagle81: Can you post a picture of the open builds 40" square rail system. I would be interested. I am working on a design now to replace the A5  2.0 watt unit I have now with a larger size.

  Thanks
Krypton.......................

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Projects / Re: Pistol box
« on: December 12, 2019, 05:16:42 PM »
WOW, Good work! On the box...............More ideas to add to the collection....................

Krypton..................

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BenCutLaser / Re: Laserbot Marlin (CONTINUED) Plywood
« on: October 19, 2019, 05:57:04 PM »
That's about right, a space or two near the front door sounds right................

Krypton...............

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BenCutLaser / Re: Laserbot Marlin (CONTINUED) Plywood
« on: October 19, 2019, 04:38:54 PM »
Generally speaking mounting of the snow plow comes the day of or after the snow flies. No mounting for me, just check oil, gas it up, give the starter a turn or two, open garage door and hang on.....provided it starts! Starts is the key!

Krypton..............

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BenCutLaser / Re: Laserbot Marlin (CONTINUED) Plywood
« on: October 19, 2019, 12:32:25 PM »
Thanks PhilMC.....,
   Your tubing looks like 1/4". I used 1/8" tubing to flexible plastic tubing which is connected to an airbrush compressor. The compressor gets hot after 20 to 30 minutes. I forgot to turn it off one nite. Didn't fry it, just a little hotter than the 20 to 30 minute run.

   I also noted that you used a rubber grommet to hold the tubing. Good Idea, that would allow tube adjustment. If I try to adjust mine too much I'm afraid of knocking the laser out of alignment.

   Haven't cut any ply yet, my truck needs some TLC and the bath faucet needs attention as well. Such as it goes in the fast lane......!

Regards,
Krypton................

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BenCutLaser / Re: Laserbot Marlin (CONTINUED) Plywood
« on: October 18, 2019, 05:29:49 PM »
Hi guys,
    I like the air assist mounting. I did mine some what the same. I used a couple of tin strips mounted to the bolts holding the wheels and bent the tin strips around the .125" OD copper tubing.
    Your method of mounting the tubing to the laser heat sink is interesting. I like that idea, I may copy that idea if you don't mind. It's working so far but as the old saying goes "could be better".
    My laser is at about 110 mm off the work surface so should be able to cut 3mm ply. I ordered some Ebay stuff and it arrived a few days ago. plan to give it a go this week end...........

Best regards
Krypton

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T2 Engraving / Re: Qcad vs Nanocad
« on: July 13, 2019, 03:41:02 PM »
Hi,
Thanks for the advice on in neg. territory Zax. Missed that as I was so focused on the picture on the screen.

Now a different problem popped up. Gremlins at work. I loaded the attached in both Nano cad and Q cad they both do not show a loop at each intersection. When loaded into T2 there seems to be a loop at each intersection. What causes this? I also have a master drawing of the .dxf file in PDF format. It does not show any loops. Also approx. 3500 segments in the drawing and some 23 or so minutes to laser. I'm guessing that the lines in the drawing are splines. Laser trying to cover all the lines several times ending up in meters of travel some 165m or so..................

Any ideas???

Thanks,
Krypton..................

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T2 Engraving / Re: Qcad vs Nanocad
« on: July 06, 2019, 08:44:54 AM »
Hi,
Do you have nano cad? The drawing starts ( beginning 0f the pigtail LL cor. ) is at 20,20 approx. could be 20,20mm ? I wonder.

Thanks,
Krypton...................

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T2 Engraving / Re: Qcad vs Nanocad
« on: July 06, 2019, 07:32:09 AM »
Hi Zax,

I just tried a simple 5 line drawing and it tossed an error. With the overlay details it shows a  -104,-64 coordinates or mm indication at the upper left corner and a blank screen in T2. Missing something................

Krypton............

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T2 Engraving / Qcad vs Nanocad
« on: July 05, 2019, 05:01:31 PM »
Hi everyone,

I tried to use qcad and was having a lot of problems figuring out the commands that the software uses to get the job done.

For starters I went to a community collage and learned Auto cad R12 by use of commands rather than icons. I also tried the Nano cad program and the commands were very similar so I was able to get going relatively quickly.

I downloaded a zipped file on the net...Etsy...to be exact. Layered laser cutting. In other words cut 9 separate pieces and then glue one on top of the other for the project.

I received  a lot of errors in T2 "invalid format". so the question is, is the nano cad program not very good at saving a drawing to a DXF file to load into T2?

Any input would be appreciated............
Thanks,

Krypton.........................

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Wilson's Rotary Add-on / Re: assembly instructions
« on: July 02, 2019, 04:19:38 PM »
Hi, I agree. Looks good enough to go. I will definitely keep this in mind when I go through the A5 frame enlargement to a custom size yet to be determined..............

Krypton...........

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General Discussion / Re: z-axis
« on: May 31, 2019, 04:04:43 PM »
I love designing and don't like the frustration that goes with it, but most ideas have to have their difficulties, so I just keep on trying.

Krypton................

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General Discussion / Re: advice needed plz
« on: May 30, 2019, 06:06:21 PM »
An idea guys would this work?   https://www.banggood.com/EleksMaker-EleksZAxis-Adjustable-Z-Axis-Laser-Module-Motor-Holder-DIY-Kit-for-A3-A5-Engraver-p-1177750.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=USA

I was thinking of using it on my rebuild. Also thought of it for my existing A5. Wouldn't work, it takes room for it and I would be lucky to engrave a postage stamp...............after it was installed.............

Thanks,
Krypton.................

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