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RVTMSW

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YES IT WORKS!! LOW LASER ON BENBOX!!
« on: May 06, 2017, 06:37:00 PM »
HEY ALL YOU GUYS, MEMBERS & FAMILIES!

After all this long journey of the LOW LASER POWER TUNING SEEK, IT COMES TO AN END!

YES IT IS TRUE! YOU CAN CONTROL LASER POWER ON BENBOX V3.7.99!

Introduction
Some might say that this is BS. But since early 2016 I bought this machine, It does Low Laser Power Control, before I tweaked twacked, download here and there the firmware, and I loose trace of my original firmware. I thought my board was defected by the firmware or the software, even by the board that I was upgraded. I even bought an original Arduino Nano. NO! They all are not effected, as long as you are not ruin the laser itself. It is only a FIRMWARE matter. Well at least in my case. You can use clone or cheap board. Even my board is a clone of ElexMaker L... something.

Then How?
1. You have to download and run XLoader. You can find this piece of software easily, Googling!
2. Open it and connect it to your board by USB. Doesn't matter if it is powered the stepper as well or off.
3. Select the Device: Duemilanove/Nano(ATmega328)
4. COM Port: -adjust according to your connection-
5. Baud rate: MUST USE - 57600

7. LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN: THE HEX FILE - Yes, I attached to the post!
    You can find it, by yourself in the Internet: makeblock-328p-20150606.hex

8. UPLOAD IT!! Then Close it
9. OPEN BENBOX - POWER MACHINE
10. Set the Laser Power 1-255 and PUSH THAT BUTTON! YES THAT BUTTON!!
ENJOY!!!!

YES!..


PS: Admin, please pin this thread. Thank you in advance.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2017, 08:28:21 PM by RVTMSW »
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Dex1994

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Re: YES IT WORKS!! LOW LASER ON BENBOX!!
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 05:20:45 PM »
I posted about this firmware back on 4/08..

http://benboxlaser.us/index.php/topic,1175.msg22822.html#msg22822

The firmware can be found in the program folder after installing Benbox  v3.7.99..

RVTMSW

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Re: YES IT WORKS!! LOW LASER ON BENBOX!!
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 01:08:44 AM »
Hahaha Yes Dex1994! Thank heaps!
This is just my stress reliever after all these time I've been through thick and thin with my abandon laser kit.
But now, I t works!
Thanks to you!

Bonus Teaser:



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5.5W Chinese Laser Cutter: EleksMaker X1 + TTL
TEVO Tarantula i3 Prusa
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Benbox V3.7.99
Rhinoceros 5 (64bit)
Autodesk Fusion 360

Armand767

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Re: YES IT WORKS!! LOW LASER ON BENBOX!!
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 08:01:22 PM »
Yes it works, I installed it too. Thank you.

I went back to Benbox after finding out some issues with EleksCam (some parts of the image is different after "Generate") and the way it randomly burns the image.

With the new .hex file that controls laser power Benbox is a lot better now.

My Question is: what is the effect of Low Light during lasering.

RVTMSW

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Re: YES IT WORKS!! LOW LASER ON BENBOX!!
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 08:10:08 PM »
My Question is: what is the effect of Low Light during lasering.

You can preview the expected drawing in the target material before bursting full power.
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Rhinoceros 5 (64bit)
Autodesk Fusion 360

Armand767

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Re: YES IT WORKS!! LOW LASER ON BENBOX!!
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 08:54:26 PM »
You can preview the expected drawing in the target material before bursting full power.


Thanks.