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T2 Engraving / Re: Help with DXF, T2 and Inkscape.
« on: Today at 01:50:04 PM »
I modified your design to use green for the "engraving" (lower power or higher feed rate) and black (full power or set feed rate) for the outline.

Set it to use DXF Color to Feed Rate (instead of the default laser power) and 100% for the step value.

Say you use 200 for the vector feed rate, since green is 4X you would actually get a feed rate of (200 + (4 * 200) = 1000 for the green lines and then the 200 for black.

The alternative would be to send the green first and then change settings and send the black with multi-pass.

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T2 Engraving / Re: Can T2Laser Cut things like this?
« on: Today at 01:30:48 PM »
@Network23, you said you wanted to engrave the web first, that means scanning back and forth.

If you use the DXF (vector) it will follow the path of all the shapes, you can use different colors as discussed above to send only 1 color to the laser or if you don't need multi-pass you could use a lower power (higher feed rate) color for the internal lines vs the outline.


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T2 Engraving / Re: Can T2Laser Cut things like this?
« on: Today at 01:21:04 PM »
I have a DXF file with some art which is black and an outline that is blue. Can I set the speed/power/passes for the art and in DXF options-> Select output color select output only black and go to laser control and have it do the art. Then set up the speed/power/passes for the outline and this time in Select output color and choose blue go to laser control and cut the outline?

Yes, use Select Output Color but don't forget to change it back to All (yes, done that several times and wondered what was going on).

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Benbox / Re: Problem benbox please help
« on: Today at 01:17:45 PM »
It's usually LX something if that helps (LX = Eleks).

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Benbox / Re: Benbox firmware problem
« on: Today at 01:10:09 PM »
Depending on the board configuration you can either use my default Grbl 1.1e or the Non-PWM version in the custom menu and enable the Laser D12 post processor option.

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T2 Engraving / Re: Help with DXF, T2 and Inkscape.
« on: Today at 09:33:22 AM »
That DXF has no colors, so that would explain why it isn't loading with the red border. I thought you had a different version after you changed the border to red.

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Projects / Re: Pixel art, T2Laser on grains of rice...
« on: Today at 09:30:05 AM »
I'm REALLY impressed, that's genius!

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T2 Engraving / Re: Can T2Laser Cut things like this?
« on: Today at 09:27:58 AM »
I just want the boarder as a cut and vector engrave the web.

Load the jpg, select your settings including the multi-pass for cutting and enable Sketch Plus, then trace the outline.

Generate the G-code and it will engrave the web and then cut (using multi-pass) the border.

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It depends on your machine, the defaults work great with an EleksMaker TTL laser (the blue anodized housing).

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General Questions / Re: Which way to go
« on: Today at 09:22:28 AM »
That is what I was saying, you just need to use firmware that is configured for home switches and then install some normally open microswitches to the lower left. Wire then in parallel between D9 and GND.

I also provide firmware that allows you to keep them separated, using D9 and D10, that way you can use NO or NC switches. I only recommend this setup for a large (more powerful) CNC where it is safer to use NC switches.

You can do this upgrade for $5 with minimal skills. It's the simplest and best upgrade possible in my opinion.

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Spare Parts Sources / Re: Laser will stop in the middle of a burn
« on: April 20, 2018, 02:55:07 PM »
Any good quality Nano would work, either a genuine Arduino or a clone from ebay / banggood.

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T2 Engraving / Re: Help with DXF, T2 and Inkscape.
« on: April 20, 2018, 02:53:55 PM »
Attach your DXF or e-mail it to me and I will take a look.

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EleksMaker / Re: 5500mw laser not receiving pwm signal?
« on: April 20, 2018, 02:49:42 PM »
I'm not sure what you mean "PWM", perhaps the MOSFET output to the "laser" connector?

Since you have a TTL laser you won't be using that. The TTL is a PWM signal.

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General Discussion / Re: Hello Everyone
« on: April 20, 2018, 02:47:29 PM »
Looks fantastic, and thank you for the support.

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Benbox / Re: Problem benbox please help
« on: April 20, 2018, 02:44:38 PM »
If your board has a jumper to change laser pin it should be in the 0.9 or D11 position but it probably doesn't, so you would first try my default Grbl 1.1e and if the laser is always on use the Non-PWM version in the custom menu and enable the Laser D12 post processor and it will work.

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