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Engraving / Re: Slate?
« on: November 14, 2016, 07:58:28 PM »
yup b/w 255

Engraving / Re: Slate?
« on: November 14, 2016, 07:26:30 PM »
so this morning i had a goof up so on the back i decided to do all the speeds from 100-3000 at approximately 200 increments.  here are the results.  I like 900-1300 below 900 and it "caramelizes" faster than 1300 and it starts to look pixely and liney.  here are the pictures.

Custom Size Frames / Re: SiXYLaser
« on: November 14, 2016, 01:13:47 PM »
hahah zax!  ;D

T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: November 13, 2016, 06:39:35 PM »
why are interfaces different on win8 and win 10?

on win 8 i can change power and feedrate, but on 10 not?

or im doing something wrong?

there is a difference in how the gcode sender in .9 and 1.1 firmwares appear.  Did you flash a diffrent firmware on one of the windows'  1.1 gives you the option to change power and feedrate mid burn. .9 does not.

T2 Engraving / Re: Swap X and Y values as it is sending the gcode?
« on: November 12, 2016, 09:49:08 PM »
yes.  rotating the image can be done before you generate the gcode.  It is in the top tabs under edit.  Either rotate cw for clockwise or cww counter clockwise.

T2 Engraving / Re: Pin 11 PWM remains after image completes
« on: November 12, 2016, 02:52:55 PM »
Yeah sure did. Here are some pictures of one I built with a laser diode, heatsink and fan kit from eBay and the driver I designed.

We are still testing the design and tweaking it but we should be offering kits for sale soon or if you are handy with soldering you can download the design and build one yourself.

The first picture is me testing the power with a G2 lens.

And when are you selling me this kit?  8)

T2 Engraving / Re: Using colors to determine laser power
« on: November 11, 2016, 11:58:16 AM »
oh ok so i need to do a right click speed too.  perfect i knew there should be one more setting im missing.  so far it looks to be working... not brilliantly but better than i was getting with pure grayscale since anything gray just printed as nothing.

T2 Engraving / Re: Using colors to determine laser power
« on: November 11, 2016, 11:42:29 AM »
ok so i'm playing with this velocity mode.  first of all i gave 1.1c another try... it still makes my lines squiggly like the picture i showed you before.  So I'm back to .9 

back to my question. velocity mode.  how do i set it? what do i play with?  Should i just play with the speed and it will adjust the gray scale speed by it self? is there a setting i need to play with to get a good grey vs black.  (this is weird to talk about since slate my black is actually white lol but you know what i mean)

T2 Engraving / Re: Using colors to determine laser power
« on: November 11, 2016, 11:35:15 AM »
:o sorry, can't help with that.

omg! this conversation just got weird.

T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: November 11, 2016, 11:15:11 AM »
for malta a ding might be  nice when the gcode is done.  like a microwave.  I'm not always standing next to the machine but i'm always in the garage when it burns.  since the air assist is the loud part and it never ends I have to walk over and check it every now and then.  a ding would be a nice touch for me.

T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: November 11, 2016, 11:11:58 AM »
yes it does have *.  I'll fix that right after this burn!

T2 Engraving / Re: Using colors to determine laser power
« on: November 11, 2016, 11:10:27 AM »
you two drive me crazy ( in a good way)  first how do i get agastar to teach me how to build a module. second velocity mode!!! more tests.
good thing i get slate for $2.99 for four!

Engraving / Re: Slate?
« on: November 11, 2016, 11:04:42 AM »
haha yeah I just used your file from another thread and put it in the dxf thread for everyone to use.  Im still not any good at dxf so I steal other peoples work for test purposes until i learn what the heck im doing.

I also burned it on a mdf coaster i had.  There was a clear difference with every color except black and cyan which both appeared to be 100

T2 Engraving / Re: Using colors to determine laser power
« on: November 11, 2016, 11:00:50 AM »
so far 100 is all i can get to make a mark.  However the speed tends to vary the color of the mark.  Of course this doesnt help much since variable speed is not a thing.  I could do one engraving at one speed then a second at another to give two hues but then I would have to be very careful lining them up.  That too might prove a dead end. I have a dither going right now.  we will see how it turns out.

After this test im gonna burn this grayscale image a few ways and see what happens.

yes if you wanted to increase your work area you might be out of luck.  If it is easy it might be pricey

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