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T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: Today at 09:12:48 AM »
The current version 1.3x Xanadu has the alarm already.

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Mana SE / Re: Anyone have any experience with this 'improved' board?
« on: February 19, 2017, 10:53:11 PM »
Is it the board shown in this post?

http://benboxlaser.us/index.php/topic,1383.0.html

That board is good to go.  Just flash your firmware.  Nothing more needed.

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T2 Engraving / Re: grey scale issue (solved)
« on: February 19, 2017, 01:10:51 PM »
try to restrain from etching your name into those gloves while wearing them.  Best to take them off first

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T2 Engraving / Re: grey scale issue
« on: February 19, 2017, 12:01:55 PM »
@Zax
 ;I just brought the program! I wanna engrave something!!!!!

It starts with wanting to engrave something.  Then it turns into a desire to engrave everything!

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General Discussion / Re: proper settings for laser using mana se board
« on: February 18, 2017, 05:04:59 PM »
I usually use sketch. type the speed i want to test. then engrave it at that speed.  then do it again with a different speed.  at the end I have a list of speeds and visible guide on how they perform on a particular material.

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General Discussion / Re: proper settings for laser using mana se board
« on: February 18, 2017, 04:37:34 PM »
to seal i use minwax polyurethane.

you want the beam width .1 mm which is as small as it gets.  Adjust the focus lens until it is as small as you can make it.  you can do some test lines to get it set for a particular distance.

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General Discussion / Re: proper settings for laser using mana se board
« on: February 18, 2017, 03:55:19 PM »
255 is full power.  zax could change that to be 1000 is full power but he is rather fond of the traditional 255 is full power.  it really doesnt mean anything in terms of depth.  on my 2500mw I get about a mm of depth in my wood engravings at 750 mm/min.  For depth its about if you are using air assist, how fast are you going, and what power.  so power alone wont tell you how deep you can go.  I cut all the way through 3mm birch in 6 passes at 100 mm/min with air assist on at 255 power.

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T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: February 18, 2017, 03:24:14 PM »
what is this bulge parameter you speak of?

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Assembly Help / Re: Wiring home switches
« on: February 18, 2017, 03:11:40 PM »
not yet.  I might start doing that.  I have several pieces i am starting to make regularly. 

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Assembly Help / Re: Wiring home switches
« on: February 18, 2017, 02:32:12 PM »
So I'm up on Xanadu and the firmware and home switches are still working.  I sanded down my alignment board and recut my grid to match the home position.  Now I can go right to the middle of my work piece when i align with the grid.  Ie my 100x100mm coasters. I place at 0,0. home the machine.  jog to 50,50 and set workpiece home which is now at the center.  I do this because many of my files are not made to use the whole 100x100 stone. Much faster than the old method of jogging to the edge and moving back 50mm for each axis.

My nano is still sitting 6 inches away from my machine but it hasnt created any problems yet.

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Hey Hippie.  When you ordered your ttl laser did you get it from bangood or alliexpress.  Did it come with wires for the ttl and laser or did you buy those separate?  and one more question.  Did you get the new mana board or are you using your stock one?

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diddo on the brush and clean up.  I use alcohol in a spray bottle mostly.  It works great for the stuff that is too textured to tape.

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T2 Engraving / Re: I need help!
« on: February 18, 2017, 10:31:13 AM »
the firing is a separate issue.  It has to do with the bootloader firing up.  Carolynsdad did a writeup on how to modify the board to fix it and zax and hippie are working on anther possible solution.

The stuttering is definitely a mechanical issue. When the machine is off (disconnect the power supply) and you manually push around the laser carriage does it move freely?  Your stepper controllers may need adjustment or your belts may need adjustment on the tension.  Also lower left or 0,0 is defined as away from the controller board by convention.  The controller should be oriented toward the wall.

From what you are saying it doesnt sound like you have any software or pc problems.  I would start with the belt tension.  If that doesnt help read the posts on adjusting stepper controllers

If you still cant figure it out I would consider posting a small video on youtube so we can see whats happening and link to it here.   

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Engraving / Re: Suggestions for Engraving Leather
« on: February 18, 2017, 10:12:28 AM »
here is a bit of leather i did on some scrap.  The JRD logo is my friends company (he does leatherwork).  The other one I pulled from the net.  speed 2500mm/min, resolution .1 mm, no air assist, no tape, and they are each like 30x30mm.  He was sooooo excited when he saw it.  I gave him some other stuff and he is gonna chop it up and see what it looks like after its stained.

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T2 Engraving / Re: Machine Home & Job Home
« on: February 18, 2017, 09:55:26 AM »
yes you are missing something.  Trace frame or engrave frame do not take an hour because they just draw the perimeter not the line by line engraving you will get when the laser does its thing.  So they are just outlining the box which your engraving will be inside.  This will be at the speed of the engraving so if you have it set for turtle speed it may take a few minutes. 

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