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RobbyD

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Newly dowloaded, Need a question answered
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:25:16 PM »
i just bought and downloaded t2 laser and it works fine with my machine. when i was watching a video about t2 laser they said to update the firmware in the laser control settings. i havent done this but it still works, is it neccessary to update it?

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Re: Newly dowloaded, Need a question answered
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 01:47:08 PM »
To answer that I need to know what machine you have and what firmware are you using?

If you enable debug mode, the checkbox in the lower right corner and then connect to your machine it will show the version.

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Re: Newly dowloaded, Need a question answered
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 03:10:50 PM »
i did what you said and this is all it said- Connected COM3 115200
Benbox Ready
 when i go to machine and under your firmware it says (default) beside it.

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Re: Newly dowloaded, Need a question answered
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 03:35:24 PM »
I am sure Zax will say this, but I highly suggest you update your firmware. Before you do, make sure there is a jumper under the Nano on your board.

The newer firmware will enable a lot more features that will make engraving smoother
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Re: Newly dowloaded, Need a question answered
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 03:38:51 PM »
ok i didnt know if it would change any setting or not so i left it alone. you know what they say, if its not broke dont fix it lol.

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Re: Newly dowloaded, Need a question answered
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 04:09:58 PM »
You know what they say with diode laser systems. If it's working, it's just teasing you.
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Re: Newly dowloaded, Need a question answered
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 06:05:10 PM »
Benbox firmware is based on Grbl 0.8, so I would recommend upgrading but before I can tell you which firmware to use I would need to know the board. Most likely the default Grbl 1.1e will work, but as mentioned you may need to change a jumper as the pin out changed in Grbl 0.9 and beyond.

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Re: Newly dowloaded, Need a question answered
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 06:30:50 AM »
i updated firmware and it works better than before with a couple extra options. Thanks for the help

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Re: Newly dowloaded, Need a question answered
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 10:13:08 AM »
Awesome!  ;)