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Benbox / Re: Benbox Interface Questions
« on: February 02, 2016, 07:57:36 AM »
Time = pulse width
Step = when manually jogging this is the distance
Carve Mode = either left to right (scan by line), or left-right-left in a serpentine (scan by Z) or outline only (no engraving)

Time - now that's the one I'm having trouble understanding honestly...pulse width means what?

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Benbox / Benbox GCodes
« on: January 31, 2016, 05:32:31 PM »
I wanted to start this thread and collect gcodes for the various laser functions such as Intensity, Laser on and Laser off, etc.

One thing I found out from the factory is that there is no gcode to set the number of passes when making a line cut. This is because this laser was designed for engraving and not cutting.

However, this is very easy to implement in a CAM program using gcode so all is not lost!

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Benbox / Benbox Interface Questions
« on: January 28, 2016, 06:19:02 PM »
I'm still trying to understand what the following items are/what they do in the Benbox interface:

1. Time - what does this setting do?
Update: The unit is milliseconds, which means the time for the Laser, for example, if you set 5, the laser will stay 5 ms on the wood for engraving.
Note: I am trying to get more details on this setting.

2. Step - I thought his controlled the number of passes the laser makes but apparently not. I thought if I set this to 3 and did a square cut, it would cut around the square 3 times but not so.

3. Carve Mode - what is this drop down list for? Does carve mean engrave?

4. What is the difference between the radio buttons Discrete and Continuous?
Update:
Discrete: draws one pixel each time.
Continuous: it draws several pixels each time.
The accuracy of Discrete is a bit higher than Continuous, however, it is still hard to recognize by the naked eye. There is not much difference between these two.

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Flashing Firmware / How to flash firmware using Ardunio IDE
« on: January 26, 2016, 07:56:53 AM »
Coming soon!

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General Discussion / Welcome to Benbox Laser DIY Machines
« on: January 25, 2016, 07:49:22 PM »
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