Setting up picLaser and j Tech DAC PWM

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Re: Setting up picLaser and j Tech DAC PWM

Postby mchipser » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:08 pm

It looks like I have something else wrong.. it isn't doing the gray scale properly..

I moved the a axis to where there was no light coming out and zeroed the a axis before starting the cycle

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Re: Setting up picLaser and j Tech DAC PWM

Postby Picengravertoo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:53 am

You will not get any Grayscale with a Dithered image. It's only 1bit Black & White. The gcode will only generate as two power levels. The Min/Max settings for the laser to turn on/off. If your laser burns are overlapping too much, it will not give you the allusion of shades either. You should find the original image to work with too.

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Re: Setting up picLaser and j Tech DAC PWM

Postby mchipser » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:45 pm

I'm trying a different image.. i think im pretty close..

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Re: Setting up picLaser and j Tech DAC PWM

Postby Picengravertoo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:08 pm

It looks like your Laser's focal point is not as small as it should be.

Look on Page 22 in our Laser Setup Instructions. https://www.picengrave.com/Pic%20Progra ... 202017.pdf

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Re: Setting up picLaser and j Tech DAC PWM

Postby mchipser » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:22 am

I am trying to help a friend out who purchased the full picengrave suite.. his settings look nothing like the piclaser settings.. is there a easy way to map the settings over from pic laser to picengrave?

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Re: Setting up picLaser and j Tech DAC PWM

Postby Picengraver » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:28 pm

Sorry, will need to do it manually one at a time. Basic settings should all be the same, or very close.
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