At 66 years old I just purchased the 2.5 watt 30X40cm machine from Banggood. I have it assembled and after a few hours of struggling with the software I was able to burn some holes in a piece of wood. It's my intention to use this machine to embellish some of my wood turnings. I have a little experience with cnc machines, enough to understand the concept. No experience programming or writing code so most of the lingo is very foreign to me.
I was delighted to find this forum as I now understand enough to burn a few simple patterns. The post by Carolyn'sDad was a god send to me as the settings he described have been working well to this point. There are some things I think I understand, several I don't. Please correct if I'm wrong.
The machine can't do gray scale or shading with the benbox software, is that right?
I burned the "benbox" bmp that is included with the software but it's a mirror image, I'm thinking that is just a couple switched cables?
I'm using a windows 8 machine and I can't get it to do anything with outline selected, even with the included images, any suggestions?
I put my machine together a couple days ago and feel pretty good about where I'm with it but I know there is a big learning curve ahead of me. Thanks for any help or suggestions