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I've got an older Eleksmaker 2w PWM laser engraver, I want to upgrade it to TTL and saw a Banggood 3.5w TTL on sale for $65. The regular cost for a 2.5w TTL from Eleksmaker is a ~$100.  I've read where many people like the 2-2.5w lasers better than the higher wattage due to focus issues, but seems like a 3.5w for $65 would be a good price for an upgrade. What do you guys think?

T2 Engraving / Re: Linux support?
« on: January 26, 2018, 10:37:55 AM »
Found the T2Laser.exe, but it still will not save the key.  Every time I run the application it asks for the key again. For some reason it is not storing the key.  Is there someway I can manually write the key into a file?

I really appreciate your help, this is much further than I've ever gotten with Linux and T2Laser.  I'm glad you're good with WINE, I've never used it before, never wanted to use a Windows app bad enough to figure WINE out.

T2 Engraving / Re: Linux support?
« on: January 25, 2018, 12:04:55 PM »
Please do!  I find the file located at /drive_c/users/caj/Start Menu/Programs/T2/T2laser/T2laser.apprenf-mc, but when I double click it, every time it asks for the key again.  Its not storing the key and restarting like it should.  I can not get it to move past the point where it asks for the key. 

T2 Engraving / Re: Linux support?
« on: January 22, 2018, 11:32:28 AM »
Mine works up until the key request shuts down for a restart.  I'm got to figure out this 'one-click' install and how Wine handles it, its a little different than a typical .exe file.  I'm not sure what others are doing that I'm not to get it to work.

T2 Engraving / Re: Linux support?
« on: January 20, 2018, 09:50:43 AM »
anakein, can you help me out with this linux install of T2laser?

I've tried this process and the install seems to work fine, then it asks for my key, accepts the key and shuts down for restart and ends.  I went and looked for the application in .wine to restart, but there is no executable only this T2laser.apprenf-ms click-once file.  I'm not familiar with this type of file executing a windows application and confused as to how this works under Wine.

Why does it install the T2laser files in this location: 


and not in my Program Files directory like most applications?

Any help appreciated.  I would love to get this to work in my Linux.  I use Ubuntu 17.10.

General Discussion / Re: Suggestions for a laser driver
« on: November 05, 2017, 09:34:40 AM »
Good, I thought I read on the forum somewhere that applying 12VDC would just burn the diode out in a millisecond?  I'll just go with a switch and 12 volt  then, thanks.

General Discussion / Re: T2Laser challenge...
« on: November 05, 2017, 08:48:21 AM »
Polar movement?  Now that is cool. That's the first time I've seen that concept.  Seems so much simpler, less moving parts than conventional 3D printers.

General Discussion / Suggestions for a laser driver
« on: November 05, 2017, 08:43:23 AM »
I have one of the older laser kits that doesn't have TTL/PWM for greyscale.  As opposed to trying to jury rig the laser and probably killing it in the process, I'm thinking about just replacing it with that new Mana board and a new TTL/PWM laser from banggood.  My question is this; what would you guys suggest I use to power the original laser as a desktop project laser? I don't really have a good idea of what that means, but I'm sure I'll come up with something.  I just want to provide a steady beam, simple on/off, maybe a pot to adjust the power?    I'm not an engineer, so I thought I'd ask you guys for suggestions. Are there any laser drivers out there that would suit my needs?

General Discussion / 3d printed digital sundial
« on: May 14, 2017, 10:09:35 AM »
If you haven't seen this, take a look.  One of the coolest things I've seen made from a 3d printer.

Trouble Shooting / Re: How do I cancel printing.
« on: December 04, 2016, 01:34:25 PM »
I had been using the reset switch too, but I was curious about a possible pause/stop.  I found what Zac was referring to in the instructions which I later found on a pdf.  I agree when things go wrong, reset is probably the fastest option, but at least I now know how to do it should I want to pause for some reason. Thanks.

Trouble Shooting / How do I cancel printing.
« on: December 04, 2016, 09:33:10 AM »
I've got an Anet A8 which is based on the Prusa I3 design.  I don't know it the firmware is the same, but I can't find a way to cancel the print if something goes awry.   Does anyone else know?  In the meantime, I'll keep Googling.

T2 Engraving / Re: Inkscape to Gcode to T2
« on: October 23, 2016, 09:13:13 AM »
If you wait long enough Microsoft will screw you and then you can justify making the jump to Linux. lol 
Face it, Linux wouldn't exist if Microsoft didn't treat their developers and customers like they do.

One thing I haven't seen mentioned is Linux ability to work on old obsolete hardware.   Almost everyone, especially techies, have an old laptop or PC laying around that they could load with Linux and use as a dedicated T2Laser machine.  I know I see people on the forum having compatibility issues with older versions of Windows, that would not be an issue with a Linux application.  I feel that would be the biggest plus of a Linux based application.

General Discussion / Re: regarding PWM on laser modules
« on: October 17, 2016, 09:28:56 AM »
Reminds me of a meme I saw the other day.   Give an American a hammer and he'll build an entire house. Give the Chinese a hammer and they'll make more hammers. 
Lol, they could have done so much more with these little lasers besides just manufacture them. It took a handful of creative people to see the potential and do something about it. 

General Discussion / Re: Idiot question..
« on: October 17, 2016, 09:19:53 AM »
I've cut white card stock paper with very little trouble.  It took a couple of passes to get a clean cut, but it did work.

T2 Engraving / Re: Inkscape to Gcode to T2
« on: October 17, 2016, 09:18:52 AM »
I agree.

Realistically, I doubt there is a big enough audience, and Zax needs to receive revenue for his work.  If he did not have any incentive, it probably would not have gotten as far as it has already.  We are in a small niche, although it is a world wide niche.

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