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RobotLaser Beta Released
« on: October 29, 2016, 01:26:32 AM »
RobotLaser version 0.5 (beta) has been released

RobotLaser is a complete suite for laser engraver management,
It allows  upload images, elaborate them and send to the engraver,
there is also the possibility of moving "manually" the laser, moving it in any direction, with power on or off,
Small GCode programs  can also be manually written .

The suite imports almost any Windows compatible bitmap graphics(.jpg, .gif, .bmp, .png etc. etc.)
The image could be scaled to the desired size (in mm), is also possible to rotate and mirror images,
spatial filter (Laplacian etc.) may also be applied or profile can extracted (ex. to cut a material)
Is also possible to import DXF type vector files, particularly suitable for  "Cut" works.
Is possible to modulate laser power (in addition to grayscale)  assigning a different value to each image color

RobotLaser works with the widely used CNC firmware: GRBL v. 0.9 (for PWM power control).
Next release of RobotLaser (0.6) will work also with Marlin firmware in order to use a 3D printer structure.
for laser engraving and easy CNC works (ex. printed circuit engraving).

RobotLaser can be downloaded here:
http://www.robot-eyes.com/RobotLaser/  or
http://www.robot-eyes.com/en/Products/RobotLaser.htm

Installation Guide is Here:
http://www.robot-eyes.com/RobotLaser/Install-EN.pdf
Draft Manual is here:
http://www.robot-eyes.com/RobotLaser/Manual-EN.pdf

At the moment RobotLaser supports: English, Italian, French German.

This version is for the public testing, before the final release.
There may still be bugs, which will also be solved with the help of the tester.
For this reason, the BETA version is still free.
Obviously a small donation to support our efforts is always welcome,
BUT NOT MANDATORY

Despite the Beta version is free, registration is required.
Trial license (free and anonymous) lasts 10 days, then you must register.

INSTALLATION NOTES:
If you plan to use RobotLaser on multiple PCs, install it on a USB drive
BEFORE validating product.
This way you have a portable installation that will be validated on each PC
always with the same code received by eMail.

If you have questions or bug report please email us at
RobotLaser@robot-eyes.com

Information on the internal mechanisms of RobotLaser are available here:
http://benboxlaser.us/index.php?topic=737.0

I hope that this software helpful.
Any note, advice or critique is always welcome.

In a few days will be available some hardware accessories, such as:
*) Air Assist for lasers with 42mm and 33mm case
*) Home kit, to reset laser in a known position.
*) In 2017 it will also be available a large engraver (500x500 mm) with or without Laser head.

PS.
If anyone can improve the translation in various languages,
or want to help introduce a new language, is always welcome,
Please write to robotlaser@robot-eyes.com
and I will send the "language" files for correction / translation

Carlo

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Re: RobotLaser Beta Released
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2016, 06:55:48 AM »
Hi Carlo,

This looks like a very nice product. I wish you all the best with your development progress.

1. What will the price be when you exit beta testing?

2. Will the software install at some point? It doesn't have an install program currently.

3. How does Active Lock work? You stated that other software ties itself to one PC, how does Active Lock work?
« Last Edit: October 29, 2016, 07:08:35 AM by Administrator »
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http://www.BenCutLaser.us/BenCutLaserSetup1.8.1r.exe.zip
http://www.BenCutLaser.us/BCLVirtualLaserMachineSetup1.8.1.exe.zip
BCL Paid license: $39.95
VLM Paid license: $19.95 (stand alone version)
via Paypal to bclpp@primemail.com


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Re: RobotLaser Beta Released
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 08:12:20 AM »
Yes, I visited the active lock site but I still don't understand how it works. It looks like it locks the app itself and Carlo says it doesn't tie his software to a PC, yet his 'installation' instructions say if you want to run it on multiple PCs, then you have to install it on a USB drive.

And it doesn't actually install either, so the statement 'Installation Notes' is confusing.

It looks like a nice VB application.
Ralph--Admin -- support_BenCutLaser_us
http://www.BenCutLaser.us/BenCutLaserSetup1.8.1r.exe.zip
http://www.BenCutLaser.us/BCLVirtualLaserMachineSetup1.8.1.exe.zip
BCL Paid license: $39.95
VLM Paid license: $19.95 (stand alone version)
via Paypal to bclpp@primemail.com

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Re: RobotLaser Beta Released
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2016, 10:39:26 AM »
Good evening,
ActiveLock is a quite complex, and customizabile system.
When the program starts a system signature is generated that contains a lot of information:
from the MAC address to the CPU serial (15 different features)
When you generate the code you can identify which features may change and what are locked.
I have chosen to lock the software on SN and Signature Of Hard Disk.
It is not hard to crack, but for my purposes is enought.
For 10,000€ Iuse a last generation hardware key,
but, for a 30-40€ software the effort to crack is greater than its cost.

This also answers the question about the cost.
Compared to the effort to write it, the value is minimal.
But I wanted cheap and available to all software.
(I would still write it for me, but without Multilanguage)

The software is written in "portable" technology :
so just unzip to any folder; the folder and contains everything you need (apart .Net framework 4)
For this reason I have not done an installer.
I think I do it on the final version, with a self-extracting WinZip .exe.

If you need more info on ActiveLock write me, and I'll explain with more details.

Good evening,
Carlo

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Re: RobotLaser Beta Released
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2016, 11:13:45 AM »
Thanks for that information Carlo.

One of the things you stated was that you did not like T2 Laser because it is tied to a PC (as is BCL)...but from your explanation, and to clarify for everyone, your software is also tied to a PC.
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http://www.BenCutLaser.us/BenCutLaserSetup1.8.1r.exe.zip
http://www.BenCutLaser.us/BCLVirtualLaserMachineSetup1.8.1.exe.zip
BCL Paid license: $39.95
VLM Paid license: $19.95 (stand alone version)
via Paypal to bclpp@primemail.com

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Re: RobotLaser Beta Released
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2016, 12:28:21 PM »
The license is tied to the installation disk, not to the PC.
If you install RobotLaser in a USB KEY, you move the installation disk (the USB key) from a pc to another pc, and the validation code do not change, because it is locked to the disk where it is installed .... the USB key!
If you save a copy of the validation file, annexed to the confirmation email , in the same disk the system autovalidate at every change of PC.
Otherwise you need to rivalidade using always the same code sended.
Hope I clarify the misunderstanding.
Bye.....
Carlo

« Last Edit: October 30, 2016, 12:57:34 PM by RobotEyes »

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Re: RobotLaser Beta Released
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2016, 07:07:26 PM »
Hi,

I´m having an issue.

I downloaded your software and used it for a day. (did not register)

Now when I try to use is it just gives me the message "Free trial for this application has ended" and when Ihit OK the second message appears "Lisensing problen... Terminating!"

Can you pease help me?

Thank you!

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Re: RobotLaser Beta Released
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2016, 07:29:33 PM »
Welcome to the forum @soypat...!!!
Ralph--Admin -- support_BenCutLaser_us
http://www.BenCutLaser.us/BenCutLaserSetup1.8.1r.exe.zip
http://www.BenCutLaser.us/BCLVirtualLaserMachineSetup1.8.1.exe.zip
BCL Paid license: $39.95
VLM Paid license: $19.95 (stand alone version)
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Re: RobotLaser Beta Released
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2016, 11:40:26 PM »
General answer on “Licensing Problem” error ........

The “Licensing Problem” error is generated when ActiveLock believes that the license has been hacked,
unfortunately the transition from summer to winter time is sometimes recognized
as a hacking attempt (not always),
this problem can also generated by the fact that the policy of the computer or the antivirus
does not allow you to write in system folders.
For this reason, the registration must be done by running the program as administrator,
as indicated in the instructions sent.

In this case will be necessary clear the previous license parts using the LicenseKiller program
that can be downloaded here:.
http://www.robot-eyes.com/RobotLaser/LicenseKiller.zip
The program should be copied into the same folder of RobotLaser exe
to avoid resetting the trial period every 10 days you need a password
(valid for 1 week) to be requested by email or MP

Please launch licenseKiller as administrator.

After the cancellation of the license, restart RobotLaser (always as administrator)
and register it again (the already sent the code will be good, or generate a new one, as you prefer).
The license is tied to the Disk where RobotLaser is installed.
After the program is registered, would no longer be necessary to start it as administrator.

@soypat: --- I send you a email with Killer password and a License Code.
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Re: RobotLaser Beta Released
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2016, 11:52:28 PM »

A general note .....
I live in Italy and can be MANY hours of time difference compared to where you live.
Moreover, often, Saturday and Sunday I dedicate myself to my family and not to RobotLaser.
Also, sometimes I am engaged with my business (RobotLaser is free and not pay my sustenance)
Please be patient if I do not answer immediately; be assured that I will reply as soon as I can.

Anyway, I'm very interested in yours feebacks.
To this serves Beta phase, and for this reason is free;
Thank you.

Carlo
« Last Edit: November 08, 2016, 07:06:43 AM by RobotEyes »

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Re: RobotLaser Beta Released
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2016, 05:50:24 AM »
Hello!

Thank you very much for the help, I´m on it at the moment! And sorry to be so anxious.

You are doing a great job, thanks a lot!

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Re: RobotLaser Beta Released
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2016, 06:58:26 PM »
Hello RobotEyes.
Could you please the board that can use with your software? I don't know what's Arduino board can flash with your Hex file.
Pin out too.
Thank you so much.

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Re: RobotLaser Beta Released
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2016, 01:52:17 AM »
BenBox Laser arrive with ELEKS L7 integrated board.

But I tested and works with Arduino Uno with CNC Shield V2 and V3,
works with IntegratedCNC (Arduino Nano) by keyestudio (these 2 needs MOSFET Decoupler for Laser)
Also works with Arduino uno/due/mega/duemilanove with RAMPS 1.4 (In this case needs Marlin firmware instead of GRBL)
But this solution is deprecated, useful only if you want to convert a 3D printer to laser engraver.

To flash firmware, follow installation instruction and manual in signature.
Install driver - connect USB - select Arduino CPU - Select GRBL hex file location ------ than press "flash" button.

For schematics look at this post http://benboxlaser.us/index.php/topic,523.msg6431.html#msg6431
(Eleks uses basic GRBL PinOut and MOSFET decoupler)
You can find this board on ebay, bangood, Amazon and many other sites for less than 20$.

Cheers
Carlo

« Last Edit: November 17, 2016, 02:09:36 AM by RobotEyes »