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Trouble Shooting / Re: Wireless Engraving?
« on: April 23, 2018, 11:31:15 AM »
octoprint has a laser grbl plugin, but you still need to generate the code and configure octoprint so it doesnt just dump the entire gcode file at once.
I played with it a bit but got bored.

Best bet, buy some cheap win tablets for the laser and have that be dedicated. Uses something like Box or dropbox to transfer your files from the computer you use to generate the gcode.

General Discussion / Re: Hello Everyone
« on: April 23, 2018, 11:25:32 AM »
very nice an neat. Looks like you have your laser dialled in correctly.
Now expect to spend any remaining monay on slate, different woods and all sorts of other materials!
Lots of users here use inkscape to make vector designs.. Just saying as I find gimp a bit much. just my 2c!


Benbox / Re: Problem benbox please help
« on: April 20, 2018, 10:37:59 PM »
As Zax said, Id you have jumper, go to 0.9 and never look back. I tried lost of software and am not a T2 fanboy. Benbox will never be installed again.

That said, if you NEED the Benbox firmware, talk to me. Just be careful about installing it agin. Most current downloads have malware attached

General Discussion / Re: Hello Everyone
« on: April 20, 2018, 09:59:55 PM »
Looking good! Now create some designs we can steal.  ;D

General Discussion / Re: Where do I start ?
« on: April 19, 2018, 03:51:16 PM »
We will be waiting......and watching.....and stealing your ideas.......

General Discussion / Re: Printing vases
« on: April 19, 2018, 03:50:12 PM »
I have not tried since installing my 0.7 nozzle... I will give it a go and report back, once I fix the printer!
But would nozzle size really have an effect on the quality of vase mode? I cant see how if you change the settings accordingly.

Thicker wall maybe

Projects / Re: Autumn is here... Engraved curly wisteria seedpods
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:20:29 PM »
Yeah, you and Nottingham will become good making most of us look like rank armatures  ;)

He does have a good list, especially one of those rotary axis machines  ;)

I need o get back to finishing my air assist/focus ring that I started

This place is great for 3d questions as well. Everyone here helped my when I got my printer

General Discussion / Re: Printing vases
« on: April 17, 2018, 08:18:13 PM »
it could. i do overextrude when doing vase mode

General Discussion / Re: Spring is Coming!!!!
« on: April 17, 2018, 07:19:08 PM »
Ok. Spring is scheduled for next week. Should be in the 60s
Since last post, we got about another two feet of snow!! 

Anyways, I had to get the machine moving!

General Discussion / Re: Printing vases
« on: April 16, 2018, 08:29:16 AM »
Yeah. I made that mistake  a lot. I was going way too fast for case mode.

General Discussion / Re: Where do I start ?
« on: April 13, 2018, 09:59:34 AM »
Just get the printer. Most come with the basic software you need to get going. After that, you can start looking at different or better software

Between this forum, Thingiverse and YouTube, most of the questions I have had have been solved

General Discussion / Re: Printing vases
« on: April 12, 2018, 12:20:09 PM »
how do you up the wall thickness in vase mode? It is one perimeter thick.

General Discussion / Re: Where do I start ?
« on: April 12, 2018, 12:18:07 PM »
You need 3 "programs"
1. part designer
This could be openscad, blender, fusion 360, tinkercad, solidworks etc. This is where you build your 3d file (STL)

2. Slicer
This could be Slic3r, Cura and others. View this as the printer "driver" it converts your work (ie model) into a gcode file

3. G-Code Sender
Appls like Cura have the ability to slice the model and send the model to the printer. There are a few out there. I personally have a $10 Rasperry Pi Zero W running Octoprint connected to my printer. I then access it through a local web interface and can view/control my printer from any computer (i have 8 running at the moment), any phone (2 of them) or any tablet (lost count). The software is free and very robust.

Hope this helps

General Discussion / Re: honeycomb bed
« on: April 12, 2018, 12:12:24 PM »
confirmed doesnt work as well. there is a lot more flex than there should be. bitter voice of experience

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