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paulek66

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Can I use Benbox software on my laser?
« on: September 26, 2018, 10:02:02 AM »
Hi everyone,

I bought from Aliexpress  5500MW DIY High assembled LYbot-arm laser engraving machine label marking machine
I Have Benbox, but i cant update firaware, if anyone know if is possible to use Benbox?
 ( I have COM1 and COM16) ? what does mean COM's? so I choose firmware

(Eleks-Benbox.hex) and try to update it but is show up ( red cross- falied)


thank you


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Re: Can I use Benbox software on my laser?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 03:11:34 AM »
anyone knows? please

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Re: Can I use Benbox software on my laser?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 05:10:36 AM »
Does the vendor have any newer firmware, Grbl 0.9 or above?

If so you could use other software.

Benbox is really old and uses a modified Grbl 0.8, you won't get the best from your machine with this combination.

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Re: Can I use Benbox software on my laser?
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 06:21:28 AM »
Zax is being very kind to the vendors software and firmware. Switch to generic supported firmware (free) and purchase a modern, user friendly, actively supported product such as T2 or BCL. In addition, there are a few public domain host applications with active development/ The important thing is standard gcode firmware such as GRBL-1.1!!!
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