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by picengravertoo
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Will grbl run a beefier machine okay?
Replies: 19
Views: 2862

Re: Will grbl run a beefier machine okay?

picengravertoo wrote:There is a DB25 Arduino UNO Shield available. This could drive a more robust stepper drivers like Gecko Drives with an UNO & grbl through a DB25 breakout board.

http://cnc4pc.com/motion-control/breako ... duino.html
http://cnc4pc.com/c31-optoisolated-24v- ... board.html
by picengravertoo
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 55033

Re: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GmqVO-faMk 200IPM, 30% Feed Rate Change, .007" Pixel Resolution, Min 20/Max 255 (full) laser power, 10"X10" engraved size and 2,053,505 lines of gcode streamed with PicSender. 2:14:00 total time to engrave on Birch Ply with our 6W LD Original image that was resized,...
by picengravertoo
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Will grbl run a beefier machine okay?
Replies: 19
Views: 2862

Re: Will grbl run a beefier machine okay?

There is a DB25 Arduino UNO Shield available. This could drive a more robust stepper drivers like Gecko Drives with an UNO & grbl through a DB25 breakout board.

http://cnc4pc.com/motion-control/breako ... duino.html
by picengravertoo
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 55033

Re: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread

Not sure as I never tried it. It may just burn it.
by picengravertoo
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 55033

Re: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread

We found this inkscape extension to generate puzzle vector patterns, so I decided to give a try. http://tuts.ahninniah.graphics/how-to-make-a-jigsaw-puzzle-with-gimp-and-inkscape We created a 10" X 10" puzzle in inkscape and saved it to a DXF format. We then imported the file into KeyCreator to gene...
by picengravertoo
Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 55033

Re: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread

Thanks, We actually have used our Varied Intensity laser engraving process with shading results on mirrors in the past. Some examples can be seen on our Gallery page here: http://www.picengrave.com/Gallery.htm This is the first try with our 6W LD. We have a batch of mirrors here that has an uneven c...
by picengravertoo
Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 55033

Re: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread

I wanted to try laser engraving the same image on the back of a mirror with our 6W laser this time. I added a frame to the border so the engraving would blend into the mirrors reflection on the edges. Laser engraving on mirrors gives similar results as spindle engraving Lithophanes, except the image...
by picengravertoo
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 55033

Re: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread

Our new PicSender v2.3.0 is now available for download. http://www.picengrave.com/PicSender.htm Added Features: • Pause/Resume for Spindle & Laser. PWM off/on control. • Change Feed Rate During Gcode Streaming. • Gcode Editor. • Tool Position Setting Menu. • 45 Degree X&Y Jog Buttons Added. • Increa...
by picengravertoo
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 55033

Re: Another Laser Diode Engraving Thread

We have been doing some extensive testing with a pre-released version of PicSender. This was engraved on Birch Ply with our 6W 450nm laser diode on our Shapeoko 2. A variable feedrate was set between 200 IPM (white) and 150 IPM (black) using our Feed Rate Change feature in PicEngrave Pro 5. The lase...