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T2 Software Updates / Canvas outline preview
« on: January 30, 2020, 11:09:35 PM »
I use the work area preview a lot, where you right-click on the laser button, and the laser will travel the rectangle of the work area -
however it only moves at the set speed that the burn will take place, and this can often times be very slow and less useful when trying to judge where your work area will take place,
Is there any option to set a separate speed for the laser preview?

Trouble Shooting / motor judders in one spot
« on: September 30, 2017, 10:05:09 PM »
I havn't used my machine in a while, i usually dont during the summer because i need to have my window open for exhaust.
so i went to use it today and while tracing my workspace going up the left side, and then beginning to go right, it goes about halfway and the motor like judders, or rapidly goes back and forth, just in the one spot.

when i manually toggle the laser around it only does it sometimes, but always when going horizontally around that location.

nothing is binding, if you move the laser by hand it is smooth, belts are ok.
it almost seems like a programming issue -(the software did update on startup)

what should i do?

heres some videos

T2 Engraving / power above 255?
« on: May 06, 2017, 05:30:13 PM »
I just noticed that i can now set the power above 255, i thought that was the max?

Projects / Multi piece large clock
« on: March 18, 2017, 08:41:13 PM »
I had a bunch of these "squares" (they are not square or even exactly the same size )lying around, but I wanted to try and make a multi piece project and glue it together because I haven't done that yet. Surprisingly it turned out well I'm sure when I actually have square pieces that fit more perfectly together next time it will be even better.

T2 Engraving / getting weird lines after importing dxf to T2
« on: February 05, 2017, 08:11:08 PM »
after importing an inkscape dxf into T2, it shows up all weird, sort of scrambled with extra lines, why is this?
ive attached the dxf, and a screenshot of what it looks like when in T2

T2 Engraving / 2 requests for future update
« on: January 03, 2017, 09:18:41 AM »
1. some way to turn off the popup box/s "Generate g-code" and "save g-code" - so that when you hit 'laser control' it generates gcode and opens laser control.

2. real time display when you change 'B&W Threshold', right now you have to go to settings/b&w threshold/change number, hit ok to see the result, and then do it all over again to make another change.
if it would change while you have the box open when you change it that would be much better.

Projects / my best yet
« on: December 27, 2016, 05:08:27 PM »
decided to try a big project, almost the maximum workspace my laser has,
this is the 2nd try, with slight tweaks from the first and it looks pretty darn good!

Projects / Got very intricate
« on: December 24, 2016, 07:54:37 PM »
I was able to get a very clear and intricate pattern on a 1.5 inch disc I'm very happy with the results and bonus I got it perfectly centered

Projects / Made some little magnets
« on: December 19, 2016, 08:43:50 PM »
Here's a couple little magnet pieces a made 
There 1.5" circles so getting use of the maximum space and getting it centered was a little trial and error.

T2 Engraving / problem with sketch
« on: July 03, 2016, 02:58:02 PM »
when i use the sketch feature i set my dimensions to the size i want obviously, but when i preview the 'frame' in laser control, its not even close.
i set a workspace of 20x10, - which is very small, but the preview frame goes all the way across the x axis, which is about 180mm

is there a way to fix this

T2 Engraving / Laser temperature
« on: June 11, 2016, 11:18:40 PM »
Working on my first plywood cutting, it will take several passes, each pass is about 15min at power 250, at the end the laser heats ink is pretty darn hot so I let it cool down before the next pass,

I think that just setting the multi pass vector setting in t2 will overheat the laser, can there be an option to pause between passes?

I keep getting memory error dialogs in T2, and freezing, the latest one is "insufficient memory to continue the execution of this program" when i go to start burning.
looking at my resources during these events, i always have at least 50% of ram available

what should i do?

Projects / Photo processing
« on: May 10, 2016, 11:24:54 AM »
I'm trying to engrave this photo of one of my dogs, but am having a hard time and was wondering if anyone had any tips how to edit it beforehand so that it comes out better - I use for editing, i've tried increasing the sharpness and contrast - the problem is that in the photo her face is dark but her body is very light - and if you go too much her body gets washed out and doesn't show up on the engraving, and if you go the other way her face becomes too dark and you lose the details of the face,

Projects / Some success finally
« on: May 04, 2016, 11:47:37 AM »
I've been doing a ton of trial and error since I got my machine-
And I finally got something that looks pretty cool

I used dithered mode, 230 power, 700 feed rate, .1 resolution
It's a little hot on the dark parts, but it actually created 3D on the wood

It's about 5.2"x7"

T2 Engraving / B/W Threshold
« on: May 01, 2016, 03:32:52 PM »
I understand that this setting decides if a pixel will be labeld as 'black' or 'white'
but should it ever be adjusted? and what direction does what, -its set at .7

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