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General Discussion / Re: My laser haha
« on: February 11, 2019, 08:46:28 PM »
My stupid laser that i bought from ebay started to smoke from the nano and what ever you call the stepper chips
You might want to replace that.

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LaserGrbl / Re: LaserGRBL (gcode sender + image engraving)
« on: February 02, 2019, 07:02:33 AM »
Hi all, just to tell you all how much I love using lasergrbl. Its an amazing bit of kit.

This morning though, it has stopped moving my laser along the x and y axis. Bencut works perfectly but not lasergrbl anymore. Does anyone have any ideas why this might be?
I know this sounds like I'm trolling but.... Did you try restarting your pc? I had problems with a laser program once and exiting out wasn't enough. I had to restart the whole machine.

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T2 Engraving / Re: T2Laser to raspberry pi
« on: February 02, 2019, 06:52:59 AM »
My cnc plasma cutter I used a ramps board (mega2560) and added a graphic lcd, WiFi, battery and sd card, compiled Marlin in cnc mill mode and that works ok. Has homing as well. Not sure if it's the cheapest option by the time it's done but I figured it needed to be isolated from the mains and any computers given the plasma shooting around, been on pause until I build a bench for it, I think I need to add a probe and z drive as well.

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General Discussion / Re: Has anyone tried to etch plexiglass
« on: January 11, 2019, 05:29:24 PM »
Has anyone tried to etch material like plexiglass or polycarbonate? Iím wondering if items such as the photo could be made. Iím thinking very low power, could our lasers do this?
Yes many of us have tried it. Some colors are simple and engrave easily. Some are next to impossible. Some just need some help with a little bit of paint or sharpie to slow down the laser and the coating can be removed after.

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Trouble Shooting / Re: Eleksmaker not consistent burn
« on: January 10, 2019, 06:27:36 PM »
could be a failing power source or an overheating diode.  how is your fan working? is it noisy?

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General Discussion / Re: Biqu
« on: January 09, 2019, 01:06:23 PM »
Depends on what exactly you buy. If you post a link to any of the items you're looking at we can provide our experience with those products. If you just buy an Arduino nano for instance, you will have to upload firmware to it. If you buy a eleksmaker Mana se 2 axis controller you won't need to do anything other than wire it properly.

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General Discussion / Re: Biqu
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:09:44 AM »
would windows 10 be the problem? it says in the description on amazon that it runs in windows 7 and xp. can I run  as windows 7 so that it would work?
I have 3 computers running Windows 10 and none have a problem controlling Arduino nanos

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General Discussion / Re: Biqu
« on: January 08, 2019, 01:17:09 PM »
This is all that came in the box. The controller board I saw on another post from this forum was the laseraxe  control board. that board seems to be meissing from my setup or am i wrong?
If you don't have a control board what have you been plugging the USB cable into?

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General Discussion / Re: Biqu
« on: January 08, 2019, 10:58:43 AM »


I have checked the device manager and it says the driver is also CH340 I have used multiple ports on the computer, Though I do not have another cable to use. I changed the cable then noticed the driver version is 3.3.2011.11 is this the correct version if not where can I get the correct version?
As for the board of the machine its alot different then any that I have seen in the youtube tutorials. I am not sure if that matters?
The boards are all clones of 4 or 5 year old design. They all work the same. Just different colors. The driver is in t2 under the "help" drop down if you want to check it but at this point I doubt that is your problem. You have some sort of a connection issue. Either your PC is being a jerk or the nano is just failing to connect or your cable is not functioning. 

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Engraving / Re: Engrave by outline or line
« on: January 07, 2019, 07:10:31 PM »
Just wondering if there is a way to engrave by line/poly in t2laser?  In benbox it had the option to engrave by outline? The reason is I have some things I'm making that are simple and it seemed faster to engrave them that way. Here is one I'm going to do.
Here are a few options to do that  https://youtu.be/mYkLix7UT44

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General Discussion / Re: Biqu
« on: January 07, 2019, 02:55:46 PM »
Probably not. But if want to rule it out t2 has the driver built in. It is in the help drop down.

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Laser Modules / Re: laser not focused !?
« on: January 07, 2019, 02:51:25 PM »
could also be a cracked lens.  I had 2 fail due to moisture on the lens before I figured out what was causing it. 

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General Discussion / Re: Biqu
« on: January 07, 2019, 12:16:22 PM »


So in order to get the laser to work I should get grbl 1.1e?
Um yes and no. I'm sure whatever version of grbl you have will work but 1.1e is one of the most current versions with the most features. However if you are trying to use benbox you need a really outdated version of grbl which I would not recommend downgrading to. T2 does have 1.1e built in. You can use my video to follow along with while updating. https://youtu.be/lyxqht64JNQ

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General Discussion / Re: Biqu
« on: January 07, 2019, 11:19:49 AM »
I did not get the Grbl Ready message when I connected. I found and was able to follow the tutorial for the driver for benbox and I now have the CH340 driver. I tried the super mario image there is fir a sample but the laser still did not work. Will the CH340 Driver work with T2laser?
Yes it will. Your problem is probably that benbox needs a special version on grbl .8. T2 runs fine with most grbl versions but works best with 1.1e

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T2 Engraving / Re: steps to take text sketch to engraving please
« on: January 04, 2019, 11:16:10 AM »
basically I just went to the sketch area and typed in what I wanted and saved it now I cant find it
I think you just import the photo turn in sketch plus in the drop down then click sketch and add text

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