I recently Purchased the A3 pro 2.5w laser CnC and have been learning how to use it and love the EleksCam software when I want to carve an image but have had difficulty getting the Textcarve to work properly. For some reason it only ever brings up or uses one font even if I select a different one. I have tried reinstalling Elekscam and everything and even tried t2laser and benbox but I don't like either product for Images like Elekscam and Benbox wasn't working at all as it would burn everything no matter how I set it up.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can fix my Textcarve in Elekscam? I would love it if I could even get a different font set up to Carve at all but it seems to be stuck on the default at all times.
Might one of many issue with elekscam. I make test and find out other font NOT WORK with single text - is shame that other font not work with single text.
Other fonts ONLY WORK with
Real Text (scan the text back and forth)
Point Text (make many dots)
@clbiggs99 Saved the file to my computer as well as printed it to put in notebook with printed out help file from main program; old Air Force habits I guess, never operate equipment without Instructions out and open. I taught several classified high powered microwave and laser classes for 8 years; SAFETY is ALWAYS FIRST.
@eedee I use 2.5W for felt that's around 1-1.5 thick, it's synthetic so actually melts the fibers and leave a really nice edge. If you go faster with 2 or 3 passes the results are better and no burnt edges. The disadvantage of 5.5W is the spot size is larger but it should work fine.
@vilhjsig If you have T2Laser you can change parameters easily, to reverse the axis you just click the option in the settings menu. T2Laser will run the CNC nicely, it's what I use. It also supports 3D images.
if you have a multimeter you can check what is going on. The s wire should go to the pwm pin on the laser and should read 5 volts when on and 0 when off. The - wire should be grounded. The + wire should be 12v continuously.