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by Picengraver
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: ETHERNET Smooth Stepper
Replies: 6
Views: 5178

Re: ETHERNET Smooth Stepper

Jerry, Adapters should be available from the ESS supplier. I don't remember exactly, but I think they have to be ordered separately. I will look and see if I have a spare and get back to you shortly. "I am going to use the power supply that is running the laser 5 volt. Tell me it will be okay t...
by Picengraver
Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: ETHERNET Smooth Stepper
Replies: 6
Views: 5178

Re: ETHERNET Smooth Stepper

Jerry, You can plug the PP cable from the old computer into the OUTPUT from the ESS with no changes to the BOB or present wiring connections. That is what I did when I changed my big laser from using a PP over to the ESS. The ESS can be considered as just a different type of parallel port. I used a ...
by Picengraver
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: PicLaser or PicLaser Lite
Topic: Problem with .nc output file
Replies: 4
Views: 4879

Re: Problem with .nc output file

Hi Mike, For further clarification, it has occurred to me that perhaps you may be expecting PLL to generate VECTOR gcode, which would display the way you expected in a gcode viewer. In fact, PLL generates RASTER gcode, which can only be displayed in viewers as a series of parallel lines when viewed ...
by Picengraver
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: PicLaser or PicLaser Lite
Topic: Problem with .nc output file
Replies: 4
Views: 4879

Re: Problem with .nc output file

Hi Mike,
I assume you are generating gcode with S values for laser control. Without Z depth information in a gcode file, all viewers will only show the x/y lines. If you can zoom in on the solid rectangle far enough, you will see the individual lines.
by Picengraver
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Blonde Beauty
Replies: 4
Views: 5463

Re: Blonde Beauty

Jeff,
You get a "Hubba-Hubba" for this one.
John
by Picengraver
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Show us your Machines
Topic: Shapeoko 2 Laser Engraver Build
Replies: 2
Views: 8050

Re: Shapeoko 2 Laser Engraver Build

Well deserved.
John
by Picengraver
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: John Wayne - with Emblaser
Replies: 1
Views: 2773

John Wayne - with Emblaser

Vertical angle - .0065" PR - some kind of birch ply.
John
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by Picengraver
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: PicLaser or PicLaser Lite
Topic: BMP file format
Replies: 3
Views: 4819

Re: BMP file format

Hi Alex, PicLaser Lite is limited to using BMP images in 8 bit gray scale and 24 bit color formats only. I am unfamiliar with Photoshop, but there is likely a setting where you can choose different output file formats when converting your images. Most image editing programs allow similar choices. Ou...
by Picengraver
Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Show us your Machines
Topic: My DIY Lizzy the Laser
Replies: 2
Views: 4977

Re: My DIY Lizzy the Laser

Jerry,
Your ingenuity, like your art, has no bounds. Very well done. :respect)
Thanks for sharing,
John
by Picengraver
Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: EmBlaser
Replies: 5
Views: 6014

Re: EmBlaser

Jeff,
Yes, I was pleasantly surprised to see the smileys.

I looked for an 'Atta Boy'. You and Jr. both deserve a handfull. :cool)

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