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Elekscam software
« on: January 11, 2017, 11:16:14 AM »
Has somebody seen and tested the Elekscam software?
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Re: Elekscam software
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 11:25:43 AM »
When I tried to download it my antivirus said it contained malware so I opted for Ben Cut Laser.  It depends on what you want to do.  I will probably get T2Laser for engraving once I am ready to try to tackle that.

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Re: Elekscam software
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 11:31:47 AM »
Got the software virus free, but think it has another arduino board..Can't find any info on the board..
Software runs, But try to program nano with it..
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Re: Elekscam software
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 11:45:37 AM »
Software runs on a Nano, but could not flash it with the standard Elekscam software, but with xloader it's ok..
Will try this week how it works.
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Re: Elekscam software
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 03:14:36 PM »
Can you post a link to the software?
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Re: Elekscam software
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 03:57:22 PM »
Yes I could not find it either...
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Re: Elekscam software
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 07:26:48 PM »

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Re: Elekscam software
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2017, 02:21:06 AM »
There only one firmware i could flash to my nano but with 0.9 pin i dont have weak laser no settings mode like in
Benbox to set pin 12

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Re: Elekscam software
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2017, 02:43:56 AM »
The software looks like a rippoff from the chinese benbox and laserweb.
Icons are the same..

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Re: Elekscam software
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2017, 07:32:14 AM »
I installed it, but have not connected it to my machine. It looks like a fancier Benbox. When I try to load a picture, I get an error and the program shuts down on me.

I am going to stick with T2L, though am always interested in what is out there. I would have tried LaserWeb3 if it didn't drag my computer down so slow.
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Re: Elekscam software
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2017, 09:18:31 AM »
EleksCam the new Eleksmaker software is half a step above benbox. I'd say it's an upgrade to benbox from a UI perspective but is still riddled with bugs and unhandled exceptions.

I got Laserweb3 installed on a raspberry pi 2 and I drive it from another PCs browser over wi-fi. It runs great on that setup so I can't imagine it noticibly slowing any modern machine down. It's got a few quirks but it's heading in the right direction.

I've only had my laser machine for a few days but I've been on vacation so I've had time to play and try out a bunch of different software inc. T2 and BCL. Nothing is quite perfect and I'm finding that I'm probably going to focus on developing two seperate workflows optimised for cutting and engraving respectively.
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Re: Elekscam software
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2017, 10:16:35 AM »
Maybe that is what I am doing wrong. I installed it on a raspberry pi 1 model B. It ran slow.
I will have to give you t a shot in my pi3. I couldn't at the time m as that was my smart house hub.
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Re: Elekscam software
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2017, 02:47:14 PM »

I got Laserweb3 installed on a raspberry pi 2 and I drive it from another PCs browser over wi-fi. It runs great on that setup so I can't imagine it noticibly slowing any modern machine down. It's got a few quirks but it's heading in the right direction.


HaniC,

Would you describe this setup a bit further.  Does this mean that you're generating the code with T2L and  then cross-loading it to the Lw3?

Thanks,
Jerry
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Re: Elekscam software
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2017, 03:57:15 PM »
HaniC,

Would you describe this setup a bit further.  Does this mean that you're generating the code with T2L and  then cross-loading it to the Lw3?

Thanks,
Jerry
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I'm not using T2L at all. Laserweb3 is a complete software that runs on any machine (Win, Linux, RPi etc). Laserweb3 can control the machine and generate gcode from SVG, DXF, BMP, JPG, etc etc (basically most vector and raster formats) AND also serves a web interface. So it's not accessed like normal software that is run locally on a machine but it's accessed via a browser.

You connect the USB from the laser to the raspberry pi and run the Laserweb server software on the RPi. Because the RPi is serving the interface, you can access it from a browser on either the machine it was installed on (eg localhost) OR any other machine that can access that server location over any LAN or WAN network.

So in for my setup, the RPi is connected to the laser and running the Laserweb3 server. Then on my PC I open Chrome and connect to it over my LAN network (eg. 192.168.1.100:8000) and then just drive the software and the laser from that PC. Both my RPi and the PC are connected to my home router via WiFi.

Once it's set up, it's really easy to use and it frees up my PC from having to be tethered to the Laser. Hell, I have even sent a job to it from my phone using it's browser. You don't need any other software to drive it - just over the browser. The project is a work in progress and has some quirks but is quite capable already. If you wanted to, you can also just load Gcode from other software and just use Laserweb to control the machine and run gcode. It's up to you what you do but it is supposed to be a one stop shop type software.

See: https://github.com/LaserWeb/LaserWeb3
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Re: Elekscam software
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2017, 04:06:27 PM »
Most of the work with Laserweb is actually done within the browser that is accessing it. So if you install it on the Pi and run it from the browser on the Pi, you will have problems. But if you install it on the Pi and then access it from the browser of a modern PC with decent hardware resources, it seems do well.

Alternatively, you can install and drive it from a good PC and that would work fine too.