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Trouble Shooting / Re: Wireless Engraving?
« on: Today at 07:49:59 AM »
The little tims are called AutoOut. They are not sold in the USA much anymore. Talk to a fire extinguisher company and see if they have any that they will sell you
A plastic bag full of water hanging over the laser might be an alternative!

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General Discussion / Re: A5 at work.
« on: April 24, 2018, 07:23:44 AM »
very nice, the material does not look like cardboard but he finish is great.
I cant wait to steal your doll house plans!!

Benbox / Re: Problem benbox please help
« on: April 24, 2018, 03:18:34 AM »
you could try run a quick zap with the laser (in T2Laser you can reduce the laser power) and change the height of your material to find the correct focus... though just running a line of engraving over a piece of wood on an angle would be quicker.

Projects / Re: Mother's Day Gifts
« on: April 24, 2018, 03:16:10 AM »
OMG!!! this explains so much....
I always suspected Koalas to be very evil (apart from the STD they can infect you with apparently!).

Projects / Re: Mother's Day Gifts
« on: April 24, 2018, 12:12:33 AM »
Working with this type of acacia has caused nasal cancer through the decades with woodworkers who haven't taken proper precautions with dust collection. The finished product must be properly sealed before domestic use. Acacia Koa from Hawaii is a very close twin under the microscope and would likely have the same effects. On the safe side, I would personally avoid using the laser on acacia wood, if you're unsure of what kind of acacia it is. Take care!

I  Knew it, EVERYTHING in Oz wants to kill you not just the bugs but now also the wood from the trees!!
And people still want to live out there??!!

Trouble Shooting / Re: Wireless Engraving?
« on: April 24, 2018, 12:10:15 AM »
In previous posts I was shown these tins that you put over your cooker and they automatically go off with fire suppressant when a flame hits it. I would suggest this as a minimum if you plan to go ahead with this. I have built and arduino with flame, smoke and heat sensors (but this setup needs proper testing).
Be careful

General Discussion / Re: Hello Everyone
« on: April 24, 2018, 12:07:51 AM »
glass for me is still on my long list of to do!

Benbox / Re: Problem benbox please help
« on: April 23, 2018, 04:39:01 AM »
I suspect the metal thing is the cooling thing, if you look under it do you see anthing attached to the laser module that you can turn, this should be how you focus it..
something like this;

There are other types though... so UMMV

Projects / Re: Pixel art, T2Laser on grains of rice...
« on: April 23, 2018, 02:50:27 AM »
you are nuts!!! amazing that you got it to work, well done. No more spending my kids inheritance on hand painted kids names on rice grains... I can no beat them at their own game!!
I did notice in the local health food place that the basmati rice grains were much bigger than the other ones they had...
I will try this, once I get myself a microscope..

Trouble Shooting / Re: Wireless Engraving?
« on: April 23, 2018, 02:46:50 AM »
I second Ralph's 'its not a very good idea' but if you really must I suppose octoprint might work for this in the same way it works with 3d printers... you can also add webcams to monitor it. A fire alarm is also a must...
I find that when I am not looking the dam thing will set fire to something, all just to seek more of my limited attention!

Projects / Re: Mother's Day Gifts
« on: April 23, 2018, 02:44:31 AM »
nice, I have difficulties getting nice cutting boards, they are either bamboo or expensive exotic woods...
Feel free not to say, but out of curiosity, how much do you add to the cost of the boards to cover the work done? I find it very difficult not to under price some of the things I make..

Benbox / Re: Problem benbox please help
« on: April 23, 2018, 01:06:52 AM »
to help with focusing you can take a small piece of wood mike the size of a school ruler and prop up one end so the wood makes a type of ramp. Then you just burn a line and you will see where the lasered line is thinnest...
I also use a 3D printed fan holder that has a bigger knob for adjusting the focus, I do this when the laser is on but I run it at 25% power or lower..

General Discussion / Re: Hello Everyone
« on: April 23, 2018, 01:03:53 AM »
very nice an neat. Looks like you have your laser dialled in correctly.
Now expect to spend any remaining monay on slate, different woods and all sorts of other materials!
Lots of users here use inkscape to make vector designs.. Just saying as I find gimp a bit much. just my 2c!

Benbox / Re: Problem benbox please help
« on: April 20, 2018, 12:24:24 AM »
Changing firmware is quite easy once you find the correct place to upload it in either benbox or T2Laser.
I have the T2Laser and stick with it so I dont change the firmware any more.
Let us know how you get on

Benbox / Re: Problem benbox please help
« on: April 19, 2018, 04:41:50 AM »
here is what I mean...
here you see the pin change needed for the grlb 0.9 (I think, unsure about the version no. this needs to be checked).

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