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  • TomM64 commented on louisc2's instructable How to: Laser cutter!6 months ago
    How to: Laser cutter!

    I noticed that there are several comments below about this unit and the problems people had constructing it and using the software. I purchased a 2500W unit from Banggood.com and had similar issues. The construction instructions were almost non- existent and the movie was terrible but i managed. The software Benbox would not install because it indicates a trojan virus. I use GRBL but had to load V0.8. You will need to load the Arduino Nano using Xloader which is fairly easy. If you take a simple drawing and scan it into a .bmp file you may then use Inkscape to create a .svg file. Use path and trace bitmap and save the result as .svg. This file may by imported into https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/177360212/site... and the .nc file created there. Open grbl and connect the Arduino and ...see more »I noticed that there are several comments below about this unit and the problems people had constructing it and using the software. I purchased a 2500W unit from Banggood.com and had similar issues. The construction instructions were almost non- existent and the movie was terrible but i managed. The software Benbox would not install because it indicates a trojan virus. I use GRBL but had to load V0.8. You will need to load the Arduino Nano using Xloader which is fairly easy. If you take a simple drawing and scan it into a .bmp file you may then use Inkscape to create a .svg file. Use path and trace bitmap and save the result as .svg. This file may by imported into https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/177360212/site... and the .nc file created there. Open grbl and connect the Arduino and it will run the program. Non of these instructions are on the retailer's site and it takes a little experimenting to get through it but the machine works well and is fairly inexpensive for what you get.

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