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Projects / Re: My Rotary Axis
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:22:07 PM »
pla should be fine depending on how hot the area you are using it gets.  I use mine in a garage with no ac in california.  Temprature was an issue for me so mine is in petg and abs.  If your laser room doesnt get super hot like a car in the sun then pla should be fine. 

T2 Engraving / Re: create a grid on waste board
« on: February 07, 2018, 09:36:43 AM »
yeah you probably need to download the latest version.  We are up to 1.5f!  I dont remember exactly when he added the advanced hatch options but it wasnt always a part of the software.  You can continue to use the trial even with the latest version.  just download it from zax signature or from the updates section of this forum.

Projects / Re: Wine Glasses
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:43:57 PM »
You are also the root cause of much of my compulsive obsessive socially deviant laser etching behavior.
Don't forget Loki. He is the one that started this whole glass fad.

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Projects / Re: Wine Glasses
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:28:16 PM »
I use the 2.5 watt for glass

Projects / Re: Wine Glasses
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:59:19 AM »
What paint types worked ? Could you post a link ? I will try to find something simillar here in Europe, it's going to be a pain in the a**.
I use black primer spray paint

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T2 Engraving / Re: Need help, odd burn on right side
« on: February 05, 2018, 06:46:05 PM »
could also be a break in the line.  When it gets at the just the right angle it disconnects.  Breaks usually happen right near the plug.  So be sure to check there.

General Discussion / Re: Laser fires when start software
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:27:15 PM »
I just keep mine unplugged until after it says grbl ready.  the controller is against the wall otherwise i would just keep the power button off  until I got the grbl ready message.

Projects / Re: Wedding Gifts
« on: January 27, 2018, 07:40:51 AM »
and this is what we all imagined doing when we clicked add to cart on our laser engravers.  nice work bud.  I love it.

General Discussion / Re: Major eleksmaker laser mod...
« on: January 26, 2018, 10:05:05 PM »
I watched this mod this morning.  Nothing like a Light Saber Mod to start off the day!  I got a laser engraver for the motors!!! I cant free hand but Devin is a freehand pro!

T2 Engraving / Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« on: January 26, 2018, 12:47:58 PM »
Okay, I have looked and looked and i don't see a rotary mode. I'm using V1.3w, do I need to upgrade? I'm looking for it while disconnected in case that matters.

You need to be connected. It's in the laser control screen in the drop down menu.

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Inspiration / Re: looking for elastic band gun...?
« on: January 23, 2018, 07:46:55 AM »
many thanks nottingham82, the plonker I am did not think to look for laser templates on thingiverse!
My kids will love you for this!!
And the wife will curse my name to the heavens!

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The motor move opposite way in manual control (not a real problem)

In Laserweb if i set an image 10cmx10cm (a circle) the engraved output is a little smaller.

The latest strange thing is that with T2Laser (paid version) 1000 laser power setting apparently pilot more power then 100% in laserweb (the generated light is stronger)
100 percent is 100 percent. What changes is what your laser determines is full power it sounds like your laser is set at full power as 1000. By default t2 is 255. So since your firmware is using 1000 you are telling the laser to use 1/4 or 25% power in t2 when you input 255. If you restore defaults in t2 255 will be just as powerful as any number above that.  Because 100% is 100%

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Before I do anything, what firmware should I be using?
1.1e default

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ok now that i see it.  All that stuff about 5v doesnt apply to you.  You need to know one thing.  when you go into the laser software and turn on the laser do you get 12v between the two posts in the red connector?  If so you have a bad laser.

If you do not get 12v with the laser turned on in the software then your mosfet is most likely blown.  That will require you to solder on a new one or replace the board. 

We know it is not your nano because you got the 5 v on the s pin.  (not that you will use that pin but it is indicative of your nano being fine)  So now we know its your mosfet or your laser.

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