yup Zax, i was following that pdf to the letter (at least i think i was), i tried 3 different files, and each time carefully checking that all the units and settings matched the screen shots you gave. As a last ditch attempt before i went to bed i used mm instead of px and the scaling looked at least much closer if not bang on. Not sure where i went wrong, but it was late, i will review my setting later and report back.
Hi Zax, yes, I am using sketch+ overlay. The simulation looks right, it engraves, then cuts the outline. It was just that I was not seeing a difference in the time so assumed I was missing a step. Best way is to try it for real when I'll do when I get back from my travels.
Could you detail where you connected the lasers and which one you bought ?
I have my own power supply through the drag chains for the cross line lasers, because they need 3.3V. Find it on banggood ( link below ).
Unfortunately I have ordered the line lasers a bit expensive but cleanly installable for 19€ each at the following link. Module RED 5mW, adjustable Glass collimator:No, deflection angle:110° Miniature line laser Module 5mW Red 655nm Adjustable in focus and line position
I've checked as suggested by Zax and here is the result:
1/ The lens assembly seems simple and solid. There is no loose part as I can see (see attached image)
2/ Video clip showing the laser is focussed but it is weak. Also as I indicated from the beginning... I don't have the "weak light" anymore. Each time I press the weak light button the LED just flashing red but there is no laser at all.
Here is the video link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nezO3MtnYctH9IdM1vvM6u7sqMnOHFD0!
I received my laser, it's a fake eleksmaker, the power says 5W. It comes with the exact same cables than in this post but I don't understand how to connect it. I tried with the yellow/black/red directly connected to the white plug on the left of "laser" on the mana board (as in the photo that is up).
It works during a few minutes but then, the laser shuts down and powers up again and shut down instantly, etc... i'm thinking : as it is heating it needs more power for the fans but the power adapter from the eleksmaker is probably not powerful enough. It's just a though maybe it's completely wrong!
Anyone knows how I should connect it with the external power source ?