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General Discussion / Re: T2Laser
« on: June 24, 2020, 03:11:03 PM »
It sounds like you need to home it, the house icon should be red... click it and see if it begins moving.

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General Discussion / Re: T2Laser
« on: June 24, 2020, 11:24:09 AM »
They list these specs:

"Shapeoko comes with an industrial-grade motion controller running GRBL firmware" and "Shapeoko accepts standard gcode so you can use almost any CAM software."

So that says it is compatible with T2Laser.

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EleksMaker Mana SE / Re: Another TTL Module Question
« on: June 24, 2020, 03:57:21 AM »
The PWM signal (on both connectors) is a TTL output from the Nano D11 pin.

I will defer to Ralph on BCL settings as I've never used it.

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EleksMaker Mana SE / Re: Another TTL Module Question
« on: June 23, 2020, 01:22:47 PM »
Well technically the orange connector (laser) and the GND/PWM pins but they are the same so if you prefer the servo connector then yes.

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EleksMaker Mana SE / Re: Another TTL Module Question
« on: June 22, 2020, 09:36:39 AM »
I think your description is correct, but attached may help.

Obviously your laser module has separate power and TTL inputs but the concept is the same, power it direct from a 12VDC supply and connect the Mana - (GND) and S (TTL) to the TTL input and you'll probably need the common ground connection although not always.

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General Discussion / Re: New wheels
« on: June 19, 2020, 03:44:47 AM »
Why wouldn't you use a vector input to create a vector output, seems like an extra step (and quality loss) to trace the design.

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General Discussion / Re: New wheels
« on: June 18, 2020, 10:32:08 AM »
T2Laser uses the DXF sequence (unless you enable the optimizer) so just set the inner cuts first, I use QCAD and TurboCAD for most of my designing and both have easy methods to do this. I'm not sure about Inkscape, it may not as it's a plug-in based DXF exporter.

The other option is to use the DXF optimizer and select colors for sequence, then set inner cuts as red and everything else as black (be sure to change the power so they all use 100%).

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T2 Engraving / Re: firmware for core-xy
« on: June 16, 2020, 02:13:46 PM »
You've set an offset in Grbl, click Clear Grbl Positions in the Machine menu and it will remove them.

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General Questions / Re: Laser weak works but no engraving
« on: June 16, 2020, 12:13:27 PM »
You could try Aliexpress or an auction site similar to ebay but there are many poor quality laser modules so look for a genuine Eleksmaker if possible.

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General Questions / Re: Laser weak works but no engraving
« on: June 16, 2020, 06:50:27 AM »
If you need to ask how to fix it, you should probably buy a replacement module.

I would recommend a 2500mW for general engraving. You can't swap the driver boards over, well not between different power diodes without current adjustments. If you got a new 2500mW and later the diode fails you could use that driver board on the old module.

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General Questions / Re: Laser weak works but no engraving
« on: June 16, 2020, 03:44:15 AM »
The laser driver TTL input has a short, which isn't surprising given that you connected 12V to the TTL.

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Laser Accessories / Re: Replacing the Nano board with a 32bit board
« on: June 15, 2020, 06:17:12 AM »
It looks like they are talking about using a STM32 Nano replacement, so they can use TMC stepper drivers for improved control.

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T2 Engraving / Re: T2 Enhancement requests
« on: June 15, 2020, 05:57:20 AM »
Enable the overlay and you will see the settings, but it isn't a bad suggestion to show the active profile although once you change a value it would no longer be active.

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General Questions / Re: Laser weak works but no engraving
« on: June 15, 2020, 05:54:40 AM »
If you disconnect the laser from the Mana board you should see a voltage signal on the S pin (which is D11, the TTL/PWM to the laser driver).

If not, remove the Nano from the board and carefully check the D11 output to GND.

The signal should be >3.5V when the laser output is on (at full power) and <0.7V when it is off.

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General Questions / Re: Laser weak works but no engraving
« on: June 15, 2020, 03:47:00 AM »
It sounds like you overloaded the TTL input, everything is fixable but without knowing the circuit it's going to take some guess work and a meter to figire out how to repair it.

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