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General Discussion / Re: pizza cooking advice!!
« on: April 03, 2019, 08:00:42 AM »
Some people do it on the grill, I've never tried it myself, I find the 500 degree oven works just fine.   There are some pizza frame things designed to fit into the grill which mimic a stone fired oven and some DIY plans too.  I'm not willing to spend that much time or effort.

General Discussion / Re: pizza cooking advice!!
« on: April 01, 2019, 10:40:38 AM »
If you're oven doesn't lock or you can unlock it, you could go with the oven cleaning option, that will get you up to that magic 800 degrees.

So solder it is!  :D

General Discussion / Re: pizza cooking advice!!
« on: March 30, 2019, 08:33:33 AM »
Actually those real wood fired guys get it up around 800 degrees.

What I do is put my pizza stone or my pizza steel (lodge makes a real nice one) in and crank it up as high as it will go which is around 500 degrees.  Let it sit in there for half an hour till its really hot.  Usually takes about 8 minutes and less is more with the toppings.

This guy is the guy. Everything you need to know, plus a lot more than most of us want to know.

General Discussion / Where do you guys get your wires and connectors?
« on: March 30, 2019, 08:24:42 AM »
I'm searching, but not finding exactly what I'm looking for here.  I must not be using the correct terms.

Where do you guys get your wire and connectors for your projects?
In addition, what size wire do you guys use/recommend and how do you identify what size connectors are? There must be a gazillion different connectors, just in the JST white realm.  I have boxes full of connectors and of course not a one matches my laser board connector.

I'm thinking maybe I should just solder the wires on the pins, jury rig it and move on. lol

Thank you guys so much, if it weren't for you guys I'd burn this thing up for sure. 

I got sidetracked for a year or so on 3D printing, now I'm coming back around to my laser etcher and its almost like starting over.  So much has changed, new boards, new lasers, Zax has so many software upgrades, I'm going to have to go back thru the manual from top to bottom. I probably should have left well enough alone, but I really want to be able to have the TTL ability.

One last thing for now is there anything I need to do to the old nano except flash it with the new code from T2laser?  I know my firmware is out of date and doesn't have the new GRBL that T2 requires for some of its features.

Under my nano there are three pins, mine has a jumper that jumps the center pin and the 0.9 pin.  It appears that my D11 path runs to the center pin (see pic), but you indicated to use the end pin on the 0.9 side.  Having said that, do I need to keep the jumper in place AND tap the pin(s) too? Since the jumper connects the middle pin with the 0.9 pin, can I just attach the wire onto the jumper, or just remove the jumper and solder all three together?  Sorry, for so many questions, but I want to make sure I don't fry anything.

I was reading an older post of yours..  where you were discussing 2-pin vs. 3-pin connectors and TTL. This confused me as my laser is definitely TTL, but it only has two pins on the board (see pic). I understood from your post that 2-pin is non-TTL, and the 3-pins are TTL.  Sometimes reading too much leads to confusion, I'm there.

Thanks for the info. For now I will just tap the D11 pin, but might look at a new board for the future. 
There is this transition module for sale too. I'm assuming that is exactly its purpose.

Chinese knockoff chips? yeah, I'll pass.  Don't all the newer kits come with TTL?  How are they sending the signal?

BTW, you said to NOT use the laser ground pin, so just use any of the other ground pins? the power ground or one of the servo grounds?

Thanks, I think I can manage that.  Is there a newer control board that would be plug and play, maybe offer some other benefits? I've seen the mansa boards.  Just curious.

I have an older board on my Elecks A3 laser engraver, its an L5, it has one two pin plug for power, three four pin plugs for stepper motors, and one two pin plug for laser.  I recently purchased a TTL laser from banggood and I'm ready to install it.  From reading the forum, its obvious that I need to run the laser with the provided power supply, my question is in regard to controlling the TTL portion of the laser.  Can I simply connect the laser output from the board to the input on the laser?  I read somewhere that I would need to get the TTL from the D11 pin, where ever that would be located.  OR would it be easier and better to order a newer control board?  Anybody performed the TTL upgrade that would know? I can provide pics if this wasn't clear.

T2 Software Updates / Moving T2 to another HDD fresh copy of Windows 10
« on: December 17, 2018, 07:29:10 AM »
I have a failing HDD and will be replacing it with a new HDD, when I do that I will be removing Windows 10 and run Linux only OS on this particular machine (currently dual booting). Can/How do I move T2 to another computer with Windows 10?  As I understand it, the installation is specific to the device since it is a single use license, and in this case I no longer want Windows 10 on this particular computer.  I'm guessing I need to contact Zac, but will post the question here for others that may have or had the same issue.

General Discussion / Re: PWM/TTL tester
« on: November 24, 2018, 08:23:37 AM »
I don't know whether that is sad or funny, but it sure makes you wonder what went thru the head of the person that "designed" that feature.

General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone? Did I miss something?
« on: November 24, 2018, 08:21:04 AM »
Someone absconded with the source code, well that stinks.  Glad to see people are still lasering along.

General Discussion / Where is everyone? Did I miss something?
« on: November 06, 2018, 04:33:58 AM »
I have been away for awhile, 3D printing bug bit me, but this place was crazy busy the last time I was here and now its almost dead, where is everyone?  Is there a newer better electronic gizmo that everyone is obsessed with instead of our lasers? Did I miss something?  Have lasers gone the way of the fidget spinner?

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