be careful! If you accidentally engrave the living room hardwood, your wife will kill us all!
long time ago , we just a smalllllllll company , and due to the very low prices we dont have much money , we set up this forum in order to gather the information for our customer directly , and i must say i am sorry we cant bring you the most very detailed description of the assembly today .
but in the past two month (since our forum online), we are trying to fix everything we come up with . And promote some performance.
And now , we are trying to bring the very detail assembly instructions and include the problem your folks come up with.
I feel terribly sorry for everyone.
and for a DIY KIT products , any one can have different problem. we try to collect these big data.
I promise we will fix these problems as soon as possible.
i think the problem is laser moudle . you can tell the banggood about this
you can try to connect them whit the screen shot above , BTW when did you bought it?
okey , the laser seems broken , where did you buy it?
can you take a small video of your laser and control board test?thx
did you press the weak button on laser modue?
But , if you connect the laser module the Mana SE board D4 LED become flash it may means something wrong with the laser or connecter.
could you please try test the laser module like i just said(only connect the power) ? if something wrong , please tell me , we will try to help you , thx
So... on further testing: putting 12v across the main wires into the laser will make it fire but I notice the "dot" when focused isnt actually a dot... its a small line?? Is this an issue?
When I put 12v down the cable to the laser without connecting the pin noted VCC it gives a red led or flashing red led if the low light button is pressed.
I am assuming that this means it is the board itself that is faulty... would anyone like to confirm this for me please?
nope, if you get a small line instead of dot , it means you didnt focus the laser moudle , you need turn the knob which is in front of the laser module and meanwhile turn on the weak light button on the laser module .
until you get a dot . Done
and i think you can try another material ， and recheck the laser focus , make speed a littel slower ,
BTW , the image choose is important , some pic may not be best choose for carving.
i think i have tried the material like you use few years ago, and here is the result
THanks for the reply..
That is pretty much what I am doing..
I started a photo and it will work but 1 hour 20 min and it has only done the top of the head...
I hate that these machines dont come with basic instructions,,
I know someone in my area that has the same machine and she cut 3mm Supa wood..
I am struggling.. I dont know what settings I am even setting.. I dont know the max speed for this machine... You tube is not really helping...
I have been setting the belts and I can move it easily with my hand when the cables are out..
This all takes so long.. did i buy the wrong machine.. should I have waited and gone bigger??
sry , we will try to make a lots of instructions in next week , cause we are lack of people now .
Is the store currently active? I tried to purchase something to ship to Australia and it says there are no shipping methods, please contact support. I tried using the contact page and it seems to fail on submit.
sry , we will fix that today
Here is a little fun stuff for draw line svg.
You can use this to generate some amazing line and use svg to carving you works.
Thanks for the feedback Nottingham82 but I'm meaning can the software and board drive a H-Bot configured machine where both of the Steppers are fixed at the ends and gantry and shuttle moved only by the belt?
eg: the steeper is not mounted on the gantry like a normal CNC machine.
Do I need to flash the ROM and install something else to do this?
Is the code available somewhere as Im sure this has been done before using these.
Mana SE firmware can support general xy and corexy machine , cause we custom the GRBL and add corexy/xy or some other function, so we dont have any other rom for H-Bot switch .
but when i have time , i can write a H-Bot firmware for you
Hm. Mac support you say? Obviously there are lot more Windows users then Mac users on this site as from old days - not any-more so clearly - Windows = freedom and joy of DIY, but Mac = 100% readiness and just using what you have. So - if you want port what you have now to Mac, you fail seriously as if Windows users forgive sometimes your mistakes in software and use alternatives, then Mac users just want use what they get without brain-pain.
So - my suggestion - please finish your EleksCAM for Windows and use the horde of Windows users for testing purposes as they are get used to be more flexible and understanding about bugs in software. After then port it to Mac. Now you have nothing. Not working software for Windows nor Mac. If you abandon Windows release as you have done already and make just the same crap to Mac - you lose even more clients...
sry , cause i am not the writer of EleksCAM , otherwise i can finished and make that well in only few days, but i will try to write some more useful tools.
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