And how should I proceed to precisely set the origin point in the gcode?
Thanks @Zax !
I have a couple more questions.
I can't seem to figure out how to set the home and/or starting point of the burn so that it is included in the gcode file. Whenever I think I did, the laser moves to another coordinate before starting the burn when I send the gcode. That makes it very hard to position my objects properly. How should I proceed to properly set the starting point of the burn?
Also, whenever I switch to the laser control or if I stop the burn before the end, the laser lights up for a couple seconds and burns a spot. What could be causing that?
I saved some of the gcode files when prompted by T2laser by it won't recognize the file format when I try to reload those same files. ( .nc)
Thank you for your help!
Thanks @Zax ! I figured out how to install T2Laser and update the firmware to get the laser burning an actual shape.
The burn definition/quality however is not there yet and I guess that I will need to tweak some things before I get there.
Is there a tutorial on how to fine tune the settings in order to get a real nice burn with a good definition quality?
Attached is a screen shot of the source file and the some photos of the results of my first two burns. The second burn was better but the logo doubled horizontally and I can't figure out why?
Newbie here and trying to get my Elekslaser A3 Pro working for the first time.
Everything seems to be assembled and connected fine.
I've got a connection between the laser and my computer and I've got manual control over the laser unit. I can move it Y and X and I can make it burn but it won't move according to any gcode file loaded in. I tried several of the samples in the CAM V3.1 software gallery as well as loading my own images but when I press Start the laser burns and remains in place making on single hole instead of carving the image as it should.
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