I bough my mini laser engraver more than a year ago, it took me just one afternoon to get the hardware setup, the
I bough my mini laser engraver more then a year ago, it took me just one afternoon to get the hardware setup, but when I come to setting up the software I was being scared away by the instruction telling me to upgrade the firmware. I thought that I can come back to it at a later time, I put it aside and was busy with my other stuffs. But time flied by and when I am ready to pick it up again, I could not find my instructions and all the
software that came with the kitwart. It took me a while to find this site but browse throught it I could not locate the instructions and software. I would appreciate if you could give me some directions here. Thank you much!
@entophysiologist we would be happy to help. Please tell us what software you are using. Also, if you have a link to the engraver you bought, that would be a great help. If you do not have a link, could you please take a picture of the control board and post it?
Great! This the first time I enter into a discussion forum. However I have yet to learn how to attach a picture to the conversation. But i did spend some time on the site andind now I finde software where to download the software, I failed to install the software on my computer, when I tried to install ELekmaker CAM, it tells me installation failed, So I THOUGHt it needs something else first, I downloaed net FRAMEWORK 4.0 andwhen I tried it I failed again , it refuse to install on my computer. I even tried to go on the web to download the software on another site but got the same results. Perhaps I need to switch to another computer and redo the same thing again. Before I learn how to post a picture, the control board has two push buttons line up horizontally near the bottom of the board . i hope the above information could help you help me in setting up the laser engraver.. BTW I bough my laser engraver from banggood.com:https://www.banggood.com/500mW-Desktop-DIY-Violet-Laser-Engraver-Engraving-Machine-Picture-CNC-Printer-Assembling-Kits-p-999923.html?rmmds=myorder Many thanks
@entophysiologist looks like you have an L7 board. That’s a good board
I have the same issue with elekscam on my computers. It will install but only run on one of my computers.
I would say to try T2Laser. That is what I use and love it. The developer is also very responsive and continues to update the software to add features
The T2Laser installation has everything you need, including the machine drivers, firmware and software.
(the download is from my secure server, you can also get it from other sources like http://download.cnet.com/T2Laser/3000-2130_4-76476538.html or http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Editors/T2Laser.shtml)
finally get down to install the driver. I was successful. But when I open EleksCam, I kept getting a message saying that I have to chose the right serial port and click the refresh button. I did what was asked but could not the software to connect to the machine. I tried it with LaserGrBL, I get the message that the machine is connected, but nothing happened when I try to move the machine using buttons on the software, I believe the software was playing tricks with me!