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  • philipmeisner commented on MakerBox's instructable How to: Laser engraver!1 month ago
    How to: Laser engraver!

    Thank you for your latest answer. The scaling might be a problem in the screenshot uploaded. But I have also tried other sizes. I've also tried only 'printing' letters from the text function. I cant figure see any more parameters to adjust as I have been through every possible combination of factors. So I might have to return the machine and make use of the satisfaction guarantee. But many thanks for your kind advice and help.

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  • philipmeisner commented on MakerBox's instructable How to: Laser engraver!1 month ago
    How to: Laser engraver!

    Hi - sorry for this late reply. I appreciate your help!Actually I'm so new to laser engraving that even your questions is a little too advanced for me :-). Well, the operating system is both Windows 7 and 10 (64 bit versions). I've tried on two machines. Same problem.I'm a little uncertain what a gcode executor is. There's hardly no information regarding software on the webpage (eleksmaker.com), or else I can't find it. However I was informed to download EleksCAM which I did. Almost everything seems to work properly in there - I've connected to COM3 - but COM4 also seems to do the same. I can switch the laser on and off from there. I can control the movement on the X and Y axis. I can load an image to print. I even can start the print process. The laser turns on and flashes as if it act...see more »Hi - sorry for this late reply. I appreciate your help!Actually I'm so new to laser engraving that even your questions is a little too advanced for me :-). Well, the operating system is both Windows 7 and 10 (64 bit versions). I've tried on two machines. Same problem.I'm a little uncertain what a gcode executor is. There's hardly no information regarding software on the webpage (eleksmaker.com), or else I can't find it. However I was informed to download EleksCAM which I did. Almost everything seems to work properly in there - I've connected to COM3 - but COM4 also seems to do the same. I can switch the laser on and off from there. I can control the movement on the X and Y axis. I can load an image to print. I even can start the print process. The laser turns on and flashes as if it actually prints the image. The only thing my device can't do is to move the laser head while 'printing'. As you can image, the images engraved are quite small and intense :-).I've also flashed the driver with success.I don't know if EleksCAM is the same as a gcode executor, but the way I se it, one can paste a gcode to the program and 'print' it. However this doesn't work either. All in all it seems to me some minor detail is missing and it might be me because of my lack of knowledge. And maybe some more information might be good. Simply can't figure out why this machine will not work.

    And a screendump.

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  • philipmeisner commented on MakerBox's instructable How to: Laser engraver!1 month ago
    How to: Laser engraver!

    Hello I've got this problem I hope you could help me solve. I've bought the A3 laser engraver from GearBest/Eleksamaker. I can control laser on and off, I can move the laser head on the X and Y grid. But every timer I try to start a print it will not move the laser position. The laser lights up and it even switches off when the process is completed. So I really can't understand why it doesn't move when I am able to move the laser by the arrow keys and set zero position. Any ideas?Best regards and thanks in advance.

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