@icejoker You may have installed LaserAxe or other controller firmware.
This is the default firmware for Eleks systems:
If you were in the Custom firmware menu then you need to be careful and only load what is compatible with your machine, in this case I think you may have corrupted the Nano. As I said that can be fixed but you will probably need to use Arduino IDE to reload the boot loader. You could try the Clear EEPROM option and then load the default, it may work depending what firmware you have installed.
The only suggestion I can give is to try different software or a terminal program and connect directly to the machine.
Here are the basics...
Did you install the device driver?
When the laser is connected does it show up in control panels as a CH340 COM port?
Are you selecting the correct COM port and baud rate?
Have you installed and configured the firmware on your machine?
I can walk you through this process with T2Laser but others will need to help with EleksCAM as I've never used it.
Had trouble assembling the pen holder as described in the instructions so I designed/printed my own with a 3D printer. Much sturdier and only requires 3 new parts and a couple more M3 screws. You can download and print your own here... https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2781561
Im interested in doing the same with the same machine. Anyone have recommended settings? Speed, power, etc. Anyone try any other rubber other than the banggoods? My bank flags every transaction I make with them
hi guys, recently setup my A3 pro, had a little difficulty setting up the software, some of these problems sound similiar to issues i had...
selecting serial\com port - when i followed the instructions, it kept saying to hit the refresh button after selecting the correct com port, COM6. when i hit refresh i would keep getting "unhandled exception error"
solution: select the correct comport COMx, BUT do not hit refresh, i usually go into settings and select machine, you should get the "switch to elekslaser mode successful". setup the rest of the work piece and you should be good to go. I usually click the weak light on and do a preview to gauge my "acreage"
2- loading custom pics - make sure you edit your pictures down before loading into elekscam. try to reduce the size as much as possible. i tried loading a picture but when generating, program would crash with an "out of memory" error, basically shut all programs down in task manager. i then realised the file i was loading was 66Mb, i loaded a different and smaller file 58Kb. no problems
i ended up doing two tests of this piece,
a realpoint 6 lines\mm; laser 800; 18mm pine ply (1hr :31min TBC) about 300mm
an outline laser 800; ply (30 Min TBC)
needless to say a lot of fine tuning and testing still to do, hope this info helps ..