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When I first got it I ran it about 2 hours straight, only cool down time was when switching materialsmaterials(was pretty excited haha). I haven't ran it more than 30min continuously since then though.
Yes it is still working. Just used it the other day though I didn't spend time focusing so I hope that's why it didn't turn out in some spots.
Wow it's been almost a year since I have messed with this thing. A link to the software I used is in step 3. It's not in English but that's where I got my software.
It is a weak laser. Slow the burn time all the way down. This will keep the laser over one area the longest giving it time to burn in. This laser really only burns, not so much engraves. Also make sure the laser is focused. Use scrap the same size as your piece and use the "Test Laser" option/check box. That will turn the laser on at operation power. From there turn the focus ring on the end of the laser till it shines a needle point size light on your object( the smallest point you can make). Youll know when you are close because your material will burn quickly causing you to move it around to continue calibrating it in. This laser has a small focal area and you need the top of your piece to be in it, possibly causing you to re calibrate laser focus each time you use it.
Maybe try re installing the program not from the chip but from gearbests website, www.gearbest.com/3d-printers-3d-printer-kits/pp_242557.html. I downloaded straight from their website since I don't have that model and when I opened the program, under image settings mine says zoom in where yours says clear. After loading a picture in, the zoom works.Hope this helps
Nice! Still trying to come up with how I can make a little from this.
How can I get in contact with you? I'm curious about the pens and the making of.Thanks,Jake
That detail looks great! Have you tried different usb ports? I had to try many before it worked. When you change ports also re install so the driver installs on the correct port. Otherwise if to have another computer to try, try that as well.
If you figure it out please share. I only have about 9 working hours on mine and it's still going strong.
Thanks! Glad you found the information helpful. Post pictures of some of your burning/engravings once you get use to it.
No problem. Glad you are happy with it. Send some pictures of completed pens, I'm curious how it will all look.
Thanks! maybe I will upgrade to Windows 10. Been avoiding it because of this laser.
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