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General Discussion / Re: Etching Granite
« on: February 08, 2018, 04:58:04 AM »
or paint the engraved part with a contrasting colour and wipe the excess off...?

Projects / Re: Slate Baby!!!!!
« on: February 05, 2018, 07:19:18 AM »
I think you mean soccer and not football...

Projects / Re: Slate Baby!!!!!
« on: February 05, 2018, 03:16:49 AM »
That too bad that you put the wrong logo on it.
Agreed, especially considering Ireland's win over France (6 nations rugby)....

here is my attempt for a friend, took a lot of tries to get the black / white contrast good enough. I had to invert the colours also otherwise it looked creepy.

General Discussion / Re: new 15w focused on ebay really cheap
« on: February 05, 2018, 12:37:09 AM »
anakein  let us know the results of your tests

General Discussion / Re: new 15w focused on ebay really cheap
« on: February 02, 2018, 02:40:48 AM »
define really cheap...
121 USD or 97 euros..
It is nice as it looks like it comes with the PSU
Sorry but I would be weary... I have never seen a 15W 450nm laser diode like this, but I look forward to being corrected. Are they not 'over clocking' it from a lesser powered laser diode?

General Discussion / Re: Old iPhone 5 and 6 retired uses?
« on: February 02, 2018, 02:36:47 AM »
I am in the process of trying to get some old android phones setup as small simple security cameras in my garage. One will monitor the garage door (motion detection, on detection the flash comes on if it is night and sends me the camera feed) and the other as a cam for the laser / 3D printer monitoring / recording time-lapse.
As you have iphones this might help;
Other uses could be to recycle the working parts ans sell those as spares, use the apple battery change offer to get the phones back into working order, make a cool internet radio alarm clock, music player for your car, remote control for your home automation, recipe display in your kitchen (depends on screen size) and even a car tracker (though this one is somewhat delicate as to its use..
If these are OTG compatible you might even be able to use then in a robotics project...
If you really dont care for them give them to some kids / schools with some educational apps loaded... their parents might hate you for this though!!
Another thought is that as you have so many BULLET TIME !!!there are other ways but here is one to get you started!!
or more interesting in your case;
or... build a screen made up of several phones...
I could go on... but work beacons!!
let us know what you end up using them for...

Trouble Shooting / Re: Image fades
« on: February 01, 2018, 07:27:36 AM »
we are here to help, though in my case the help I can bring is limited...
Is the laser setup you now have not under some sort of guarantee or return policy? If you bought it a short time ago you should be able to contact the seller and return it or at least get a replacement..?
If you live in the EU I think the normal guarantee period is 2 years.. not sure about this though.
If someone here lives close by perhaps you could see if you could test your laser driver board on their laser and your laser on their board..?
let us know how you get on

Trouble Shooting / Re: Image fades
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:34:56 AM »
My first thought would be that the laser is going out of focus but if you say that everything is level this is not it (unless the lens is working itself loose as it engraves..).
Does the next engraving run do the same thing? Did you try a different image? I am just guessing here but might the laser be over heating and lowering the power as it heats up (no idea if this is even possible..).
Sorry I can be of more help

Projects / Re: Wedding Gifts
« on: January 30, 2018, 09:42:14 AM »
and this is what we all imagined doing when we clicked add to cart on our laser engravers.  nice work bud.  I love it.
I had the exact same thought... so many things I can do with a laser, I NEED one!!
whilst I have been lasering I have yet to make anything 'gift' worthy.
Very nice results Elephantman, I am jealous.
How long did they take to engrave?
Hope you find a new power supply

Projects / 3D printed fume extractor
« on: January 30, 2018, 09:22:30 AM »
in the why did I not think of this before section;
3D printed adaptors for an inline fume extraction....
now, what kind of fan power (CFM?) would you guys and gals suggest for a K40 CO2 laser?
I think if the suggested fan works for the K40 it will also work for the 2.5W diode... so I would be killing 2 birds with one stone.

Engraving / Re: engraving on carbon fiber??
« on: January 25, 2018, 07:01:24 AM »
thanks, that's what I was afraid of...
I will not even try it, not worth it...

Projects / Re: Engraved translucent red acrylic porch light
« on: January 25, 2018, 12:51:27 AM »
very nice results, thanks for sharing how you got to such a nice result.

Engraving / Re: engraving on carbon fiber??
« on: January 25, 2018, 12:38:51 AM »
thanks for the reply Zax, any idea if the 2.5 diode and / or the K40 CO2 will engrave nicely on CF?
They want engraving on it and I am not sure I will get sufficient depth without melting everything into a horrible mess

Inspiration / Re: looking for elastic band gun...?
« on: January 25, 2018, 12:29:36 AM »
nop, I told her it was Ross who gave me the links, you are safe.... for now!!

Trouble Shooting / Re: Laser stopped responding to all commands
« on: January 23, 2018, 05:25:51 AM »
I think if you hit 'F1' in T2Laser you get the full manual.
It is all explained there but ask away if you have specific problems

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