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Benbox is very old and only works with their pre-0.8 firmware, as far as I remember you can't change any parameters.

Grbl 1.1 is much better, the steppers run faster and smoother plus it adds many new features.

Trouble Shooting / Re: motor movement
« on: September 21, 2017, 04:55:18 PM »
If you have power to the board and it's turned on the motors should do something.

Does the laser turn on/off with T2Laser's manual controls?

Other Software / Re: T2Laser Software
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:35:15 AM »
I would suggest you start at the beginning, in the Help menu are some Samples.

Load the 10mm square and measure it to make sure the size is correct. If so, what you enter in T2Laser will be accurate.

If you are using the default lower left start position make sure you set home (0,0) at the lower left of your machine.

STL / Re: X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« on: September 20, 2017, 02:48:50 PM »
I need to get into the 3D printing business if $18 is a good price  ;D

That's what I would suggest, try the default Grbl 1.1e and see if it works correctly. If not, there's some other things to try before you give up on the laser.

Grbl Controller / Re: GRBL v1.1f on mac with EleksLaser A3
« on: September 20, 2017, 02:46:52 PM »
You can use one of my pre-compiled Grbl 1.1e or f versions, they are included with T2Laser.

There are several options depending on what home switches or other stuff you want, like laser PWM frequency etc.

Other Software / Re: T2Laser Software
« on: September 20, 2017, 02:44:16 PM »
This is usually caused by an incorrect resolution setting or too large a file (pixel size).

General Discussion / Re: YOUR COUNTRY.
« on: September 20, 2017, 04:29:44 AM »
Country: TEXAS!  ;)

Trouble Shooting / Re: New diode for elekslaser A3
« on: September 19, 2017, 11:36:23 AM »
Is there an advantage of switching to a diode laser?

Compared to what?

Grbl Controller / Re: GRBL v1.1f on mac with EleksLaser A3
« on: September 18, 2017, 06:20:10 PM »
I didn't see the code for some reason on my phone, and thought he was talking about Grbl.

Grbl Controller / Re: GRBL v1.1f on mac with EleksLaser A3
« on: September 18, 2017, 03:23:57 PM »
Yes, D11 is 3 on PortB.

General Discussion / Re: Maker Select V2 Hot End
« on: September 18, 2017, 03:21:22 PM »
I bought the Microswiss but haven't installed it yet, I planned to do ABS but have been happy with the performance of PLA (it's stronger and more resilient than I had expected).

I have some PETG clear that I want to try, but will try the standard setup first and see if it will work at 230C before swapping the extruder.

General Discussion / Re: 'free' replacement mirrors.... from HDD platters
« on: September 18, 2017, 05:37:27 AM »
Yes, I used a piece of silicon wafer that had been sputtered with gold.

It's fairly standard practice to sputter gold on things before putting them in an SEM to prevent then charging, so it wasn't too hard - but like I said, I have access to very specialized equipment.

CAD Software / Re: Train yourself with "Estlcam"
« on: September 17, 2017, 02:59:59 PM »
He must have changed his mind as it works great for me with Grbl 1.1e firmware.

Laser Accessories / Re: Which one is better quality TTL
« on: September 17, 2017, 02:57:50 PM »
There are lots of high powered diodes available, typically an array so the optics are expensive. Look at the Rofin Powerline series of Yb fiber lasers, they are galvo system so no moving axis and very fast. You can get some impressive power output but they will cost you.

and many more.

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