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FAQs For New Users / Re: pwm modification
« on: Today at 04:38:16 PM »
It looks like a LaserAxe clone, but I can't tell if it's the later version which supports default Grbl pin outs or the earlier version but both firmware can be found in T2Laser.

Did they provide the original firmware? If it's benbox lx that would indicate it's standard.

General Discussion / Re: Made for my wife today
« on: Today at 12:57:58 PM »
Haha, I prefer to keep the water out of my wine... perhaps a cover!

General Discussion / Re: Help on Z-axis reference
« on: Today at 09:35:15 AM »
Load the Z-XY version and then enable laser mode in the settings / advanced menu. It's one up from the bottom.

That's all there is to it unless you want different pin assignment.

General Discussion / Re: A3X rewired with flatcable
« on: Today at 07:30:13 AM »
That's sweet! I'm next in queue, plenty of mini snickers left over from Halloween  ;D

It looks like a LaserAxe clone.

Did it come with firmware?

You should be able to use one of the firmware in T2Laser but it's nice if you have the original as a "backup".

T2 Engraving / Re: New user in deep poo help needed
« on: Today at 06:46:58 AM »
I apologize for being offline for a couple of days, I was traveling and my laptop died. I kept up with support e-mails as best I could on my phone but the forum had to wait until I got home.

Nothing you did would cause any damage to the board.

Can you provide a link or picture of your machine? You may just need the right firmware.

General Discussion / Re: Help on Z-axis reference
« on: Today at 06:40:27 AM »
In the custom menu you'll find a version I use on my CNC. It uses independent pins as I have them wired NC (safer).

1.1f CNC Z-XY. Uses D9, D10 and D12 for home switches (XYZ). Performs Z home followed by X/Y. Laser mode is disabled

T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: Today at 06:34:58 AM »
I have released v1.5e, mostly with suggestions from users. It will auto-update in 1 week, but if you want to test any of the below features you can use the beta code (if you currently have v1.5d the code is "doog", if you're still on v1.5c it's "chino").

Ľ      v1.5d added support for Marlin firmware (uses M106/107 fan speed for laser power control). DXF and trace hatch are now optimized

Ľ      v1.5e fixed auto-trace offset, added user configurable load and save folder locations (turn on in the diagnostics sub-menu), added save g-code option on laser controller

As usual, any feedback is appreciated.

Trouble Shooting / Re: What's failed - my board or my laser?
« on: December 05, 2017, 10:19:47 AM »
I see a buck converter but not the MOSFET that sends power to your laser... it has to be there somewhere. Anyway I think that's most likely the issue although they usually fail permanently open or shorted.

It may be overheating and shutting down, the air duster would cool it (a lot most likely) just like a can of freeze spray is often used to find solder connection issues or component failures.

Trouble Shooting / Re: Movement XY is wrong = 45 degrees rotation
« on: December 04, 2017, 05:47:21 PM »
In Settings enable Simple Streaming, that may help.

Did you try the Mana.hex firmware and change to CoreXY and laser mode? Itís Grbl 0.9 and works pretty well.

General Discussion / Re: T2 and Benbox software, cutting and engraving
« on: December 04, 2017, 02:05:31 PM »
T2Laser can load the image, generate the G-code and run the laser. Of course it can do a lot more besides, like trace the image or add text to it. The trial is free so check it out and let me know if you have any questions.

General Discussion / Re: Eleksmaker 2.5 watt on 3d printer
« on: December 04, 2017, 04:32:03 AM »
I think that was a wise decision, and yes T2Laser will work. Now you can print and engrave at the same time!

Mini CNC / Re: Spindle motor arrived .. now to assemble a machine around it
« on: December 02, 2017, 12:48:58 PM »
Thanks. That's really helpful, definitely higher pitched and more jet engine sounding - pretty cool!

Mini CNC / Re: Spindle motor arrived .. now to assemble a machine around it
« on: December 02, 2017, 04:12:52 AM »
I've been looking at those to replace my old water cooled high frequency spindle but worried about the noise.

I know it's subjective but how would you rate it compared to either a trim router or your previous motor?

T2 Engraving / Re: sigh, slate help please
« on: December 02, 2017, 04:09:57 AM »
It looks better than OKish to me, you've earned the title "slate whisperer".

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