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J Tech Photonics are selling special glasses to focus the bigger Lasers to a dot !

You got that laser working again yet???
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J Tech Photonics are selling special glasses to focus the bigger Lasers to a dot !
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General Discussion / hopefully this was a good decision
« Last post by moritz on Today at 03:01:02 AM »
tying do tune my A3  2,5 Watter laser to a bigger size i have ordered :       1m 2040 V Slot to go 30 x50 cm  ,  Laser with 3. Watt and TTL / PWM  and this board to be able to add a z Axis plate

https://www.banggood.com/3-Axis-CNC-Controller-Stepper-Motor-Driver-Board-p-1163341.html?rmmds=myorder&cur_warehouse=CN


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FAQs For New Users / Benbox Laser not burning
« Last post by Pebb on Today at 02:45:08 AM »
Running my laser on benbox 3.7.99 and have been successfully burning images for four months.
Last burned an image 2 days ago. Today, laser won't burn.
Everything is working as normal, laser on, steppers working, just can't get a burn.
Have re-installed benbox software and firmware, but still have no 'burn'.
Any idea as to what's going on?
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Laser Modules / Re: broken Board
« Last post by moritz on November 23, 2017, 01:23:04 PM »
All working now thanks
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Benbox / Re: Benbox will not "draw" in y-axis
« Last post by ggallant571 on November 23, 2017, 10:03:31 AM »
Which firmware?

Could be an insufficient power issue. One motor by itself works. Both at the same time fails.

Try vector cutting some simple shapes such as squares, triangles, and circles.
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General Discussion / Re: Monoprice Mini printer
« Last post by bob2299 on November 23, 2017, 09:31:27 AM »
I had a RipRap Mendel printer back a few years ago (2011) and had fun with it, and also had a lot of frustrations (it was like a big Mecanno set with electronics).  Eventually I killed it and used motors for a CNC machine.  It was just too quirky and I did not find enough to do with it.

Moved to apartment and sold my Wood shop contents and then discovered lasers.

I have been following some of the people on this forum and their use of 3D printers for laser upgrades as well as reading up on the art.  Had a couple of part custom made (air assist and wheel adjuster) and saw how much the prints had improved.  I see several other mods that look good like drag chains for cable management and 4th axis.  So, maybe I should spend a few bucks for a basic printer.

The MonoPrice mini V2 looked interesting, is basic, low cost and has pretty good reviews, so I took the plunge last week.  I have been very pleased.  Easy to run and Cura software is pretty easy to use as well.   Only limit seems to be size of 4.7" cube, it also prints fairly slow.  GOOD printer to get your feet wet.  As I type it is printing links for the cable chain. 

If I find I want to go further the larger MonoPrice Select or Plus look like a good next step in size, speed and price, but for now the Mini will do.

Bob
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Benbox / Benbox will not "draw" in y-axis
« Last post by bryan2317 on November 23, 2017, 09:30:51 AM »
So, i know the y-axis works because at the beginning of starting a new draw, the laser moves to the beginning point, and then begins, but it only cuts back and forth in the x axis.  It never moves down.

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General Discussion / Re: A forum feature that has gone missing
« Last post by bob2299 on November 23, 2017, 09:06:43 AM »
OK, found it. 

Thanks,

Bob
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Projects / Re: My CoreXY Adventure
« Last post by ThothLoki on November 23, 2017, 08:21:52 AM »
I printed about 22 of these and my wife and daughter painted them. They are going to be giveaways to everyone who comes over. I made a design for a coaster but ran out of time so I couldnít burn them  :'(

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1124349
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