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by halfnormal
Wed May 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New/old forum member
Replies: 3
Views: 1421

Re: New/old forum member

I would suggest heading over the the Inventables forum. They are the keepers of all things new with Shapeoko 2 and X-Carve (The 2's twin)

https://discuss.inventables.com/categories
by halfnormal
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2
Replies: 289
Views: 91532

Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

GrblGru wrote:Yes, I would also like to have my own website. But unfortunately this is not for free :(
I have included an area on my forums just for GrblGru if you would like a dedicated area for discussions.

https://www.everythinglasers.com/forums ... e/grblgru/
by halfnormal
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)
Replies: 239
Views: 27086

Re: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

xfredericox wrote:What's your experience with it?
I played around with it but I no longer own a K40 and have upgraded to a larger CO2 laser that uses a Rudia DSP controller. I am currently using LightBurn and have been very happy with it.
by halfnormal
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Problems communicating with GRBL Nano Board
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Problems communicating with GRBL Nano Board

Make sure you have a "legitimate" FTDI chip on board. The easiest way to see that is to bring up the terminal in the Arduino IDE and see if it gives a message over and over that the board is not legit.
If the is the case, Google how to load old drivers for FTDI based Arduinos.
by halfnormal
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Cheap Chinese Laser Question...
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Cheap Chinese Laser Question...

Check the post above for a quick edit and a better explanation of the GRBL PWM.
by halfnormal
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Cheap Chinese Laser Question...
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Cheap Chinese Laser Question...

Or by control do you mean the higher the input frequency the greater the resolution? Yes you are correct that the resolution will be greater/finer. 255 is the S setting in GRBL. It relates to the PWM output. I should also clarify that the PWM frequency is a fixed value in GRBL. It can be changed in...
by halfnormal
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Cheap Chinese Laser Question...
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Cheap Chinese Laser Question...

The specs for the driver says that it'll operate from 0 to 20Khz...TTL I'm assuming. The frequency is how sensitive the driver input is. More pulses, higher sensitivity. Each pulse is turning the laser on. More/longer pulses, the more the laser is on, the more power is output. You can run the drive...
by halfnormal
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: DIY clone for Jtech Laser Add-On
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: DIY clone for Jtech Laser Add-On

Two things you get with J-Tech, the best support bar none and a power supply you cannot kill. I purchased an original 1.8 watt laser which had problems and he replaced it no questions asked. I have also done some stupid things to the power supply which would have killed any other one but his kept go...
by halfnormal
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)
Replies: 239
Views: 27086

Re: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

K40 Whisperer: Control software for the stock K40 Laser controller with M2nano controller board http://www.scorchworks.com/K40whisperer/k40whisperer.html K40 Whisperer is an alternative to the the Laser Draw (LaserDRW) program that comes with the cheap Chinese laser cutters available on E-Bay and Am...
by halfnormal
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)
Replies: 239
Views: 27086

Re: Cheap Chinese Lasers (CCL)

I'd be extremely cautious about buying a cheap chinese laser if you plan to use it to make money. The CCL is a gateway into bigger and better equipment. The K40 G+ group https://plus.google.com/communities/118113483589382049502 has a lot of people who purchased the CCL, made money with it and then ...