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I did that alot before I knew better. I never had any problems.  Hopefully you didn't break anything either.

What laser do you have? Is there a low power button on it?

T2 Engraving / Re: Problems rotating images
« on: March 25, 2017, 05:13:30 PM »
What version of t2 do you have? 

T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: March 25, 2017, 02:41:24 PM »
I know her

General Discussion / Re: New lens
« on: March 24, 2017, 04:39:20 AM »
Mine is rectangular when not focused

Projects / Re: Brass Plate.
« on: March 22, 2017, 08:05:24 PM »
yup joanns has the cheap round ones.  The cheap square ones come from michaels $2.99 for 4.

Now I just need to find a cheap source for trophy aluminum like eod used.

Projects / Re: Brass Plate.
« on: March 22, 2017, 07:46:58 AM »
Slate works fine. Do a search there is an entire thread just called slate

nevermind i'm dumb.  I was looking at the wrong peter.

found your page and a few pictures but no video.  Did you make it public?

Cutting / Re: Vietnamese 'templates' blog
« on: March 21, 2017, 07:07:52 PM »
Laser origami

General Discussion / Re: What's the advantage to limit switches?
« on: March 21, 2017, 07:06:18 PM »
Home switches give repeatability. It lets you go back to the same point and save specific points. If you are engraving the same thing over and over they are a real Time saver.

T2 Software Updates / Re: Unable to load T2
« on: March 21, 2017, 08:13:57 AM »
dont buy it until you can get it to work.  There is no difference between the trail and the full version (there are just some limits on the trial). The trial is to make sure it works for you.  Zax should be able to help you get it installed shortly. 

T2 Engraving / Re: What am doing wrong
« on: March 20, 2017, 11:30:38 PM »
I think you are testing too much at one time.  try to work on one problem at a time.  Maybe use some of our downloadable test files that you know work to isolate problems.

The laser turning on when you hit generate code - This has to do with the ttl controller being designed wrong.  There is a hack to add a resistor or cut the board if you want to go that far. 

Burning a hole in the table - I always use a piece of steel as large as my whole machine.  That way I never make the mistake I made when I made a nice puzzle box design in my brand new bamboo top workbench.

Jpgs, bmp, png - all of these go line by line, printer style, or raster (whatever you want to call it... we mostly use raster) unless you click trace then it draws the lines you select as a continuous line.

Trace - trace wont reorient your piece.  There are other things that can though.  Where you choose your start point is one.  lower left, center, upper right, etc).  Once you get to the gcode sender you need to tell the machine where this place is by setting home.  home is where the start point is (lower left, center, etc.)  Before you hit send you should ALWAYS turn the power to 5 (or some low number it is default 255 but for this you will need it to be probably below 50) then select engrave frame.  This will show you the frame in which your engraving will be in.  It wont burn because your power level will be too low.  This lets you get a feel for where you will be engraving.  Whenever I skip this step I regret it.  Additionally if your piece is flipped in the x or y axis it could be reoriented this can be changed in the settings. 

Dxf - share your file and let us take a look at it.  Maybe your problem is something we can fix or maybe you will need to switch to a different diagramming software... but I doubt it.

T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: March 20, 2017, 08:43:41 PM »
haha soon sketch will be better than inkscape!

Projects / Re: Oak Ammo Tray.
« on: March 20, 2017, 09:54:58 AM »
It also means your laser is dialed and you don't have any questions. Also a good thing!

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