Don't know about "home," as I recall you just jog the cutting point to where you want it to be. I could be wrong about that, but in any case, it works.<div><br></div><div>Click unlock to release/activate the laser cutter. It is locked by default or when you first turn it on, I believe, & when locked, you can't use it. A safety precaution.</div>
<div><br></div><div>Sorry I wasn't around last night, I attended a different meeting of another important group I'm part of & hadn't seen in awhile. Success?</div><div><br></div><div>+11+<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">
On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 9:54 PM, Phil Spitler <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:phil@bonfirelabs.com" target="_blank">phil@bonfirelabs.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">
<div style="word-wrap:break-word">Ok, It's firing ;-) The magnet had shifted.<div><br></div><div>One more question I can't seem to find in the wiki.</div><div><br></div><div>How do I tell the printer where "home" is.</div>
<div><br></div><div>If I jog to a position, does it start printing from there?</div><div><br></div><div>Also, the head is moving left and right but isn't moving top to bottom so I am just ending up with a single thin line etched.</div>
<div><br></div><div>What does the "lock" button do in the app?</div><div><br></div><div>Sorry for the newbie questions.</div><div><br></div><div>Cheers.</div><span class="HOEnZb"><font color="#888888"><div><br></div>
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<br></div><div><div class="h5"><div><div>On Apr 9, 2013, at 9:39 PM, Martin Bogomolni wrote:</div><br><blockquote type="cite"><div> Click red button, try firing.   Click red button, try firing again.<br><br>Make sure you also have dialed up the amperage so that the arrow is<br>
pointing straight up towards the back of the machine.   (I make it a<br>habit to turn the knob all the way down when I'm done using the laser)<br><br>-M<br><br>On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 9:33 PM, Phil Spitler <<a href="mailto:phil@bonfirelabs.com" target="_blank">phil@bonfirelabs.com</a>> wrote:<br>
<blockquote type="cite">Ok, back at Noisebridge and reducing the speed seems to have fixed that<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">issue.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
My next issue is that the laser doesn't seem to fire at all.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">I tried pressing the 2 green buttons but nothing happens.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">The instructions also say that the small red button should be in the down<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">position but that button doesn't seem to have a down state.<br>
</blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">arghhhh... so close yet so far.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">Any ideas on this one?<br></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">Cheers.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">Phil<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
Phil Spitler  |  Creative Technologist   |  Bonfire Labs  |  t :<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><a href="tel:415.394.8200" value="+14153948200" target="_blank">415.394.8200</a>  m : <a href="tel:415.571.3139" value="+14155713139" target="_blank">415.571.3139</a><br>
</blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">Website | Facebook | LinkedIn<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">On Apr 9, 2013, at 12:49 AM, Phil Spitler wrote:<br>
</blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">Great, so you think think it's just a speed issue? That is EXCELLENT news.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
I'll try tomorrow evening if I can get to NoiseBridge.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">I hope tomorrow I don't have the connection issue and therefore be able to<br>
</blockquote><blockquote type="cite">get cutting.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">Much appreciated.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
Phil<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">Phil Spitler  |  Creative Technologist   |  Bonfire Labs  |  t :<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><a href="tel:415.394.8200" value="+14153948200" target="_blank">415.394.8200</a>  m : <a href="tel:415.571.3139" value="+14155713139" target="_blank">415.571.3139</a><br>
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<blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">On Apr 9, 2013, at 12:44 AM, Martin Bogomolni wrote:<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
Slow down!   What you're experiencing is called stepper binding.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">Please lower the speed down, and you'll stop seeing the head do that.<br>
</blockquote><blockquote type="cite">It's because the whole machine is 1) very dirty and 2) I just adjusted<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">the head to ride the rails .. the pulleys have been loose and dragging<br>
</blockquote><blockquote type="cite">for a long time, which means they can bind.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">=M<br></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 12:24 AM, Phil Spitler <<a href="mailto:phil@bonfirelabs.com" target="_blank">phil@bonfirelabs.com</a>> wrote:<br></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">"some" progress was made.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
Somehow the PC is now connected to the Laser cutter and it can control it,<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">not sure what changed, it could have been the magnet, I also reseated all<br>
</blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">the cords.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">However now when I try to print a document from Retina Engrave, the print<br>
</blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">head shoots to the left side of the printer and keeps hitting the side of<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
the case.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">It's as if it doesn't know where zero is. I am calling it a day today but<br></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">may try again tomorrow evening.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">Any idea on this issue?<br>
</blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">Thanks again.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite">Phil<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">Phil Spitler  |  Creative Technologist   |  Bonfire Labs  |  t :<br>
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<blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">On Apr 8, 2013, at 11:32 PM, Casey Callendrello wrote:<br>
</blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">This often happens when two copies of RetinaEngrave are running. First try<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">rebooting the laser cutter computer.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">If that doesn't fix it, it means we've probably fried the USB board.<br>
</blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">According to the intrepid hacker who has one of his own, this can happen<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
when the tube gets weak (which ours definitely has). Let's hope this isn't<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">the case.<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">--Casey<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">On 4/8/13 11:19 PM, Tony Longshanks LeTigre wrote:<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">Hey, sending a quick note / desperate plea for help re: the lasercutter<br>
</blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">to a few people I think have been knowledgeable on the subject. I was<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">supposed to give Phil (CC'd) a tutorial on how to use it tonight @<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">Noisebridge & we ran into a wall. Tried everything we could think of,<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
but RetinaEngrave persistently displayed an "Attempting to Connect"<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">status bubble without ever succeeding or advancing past that stage.<br>
</blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">Furthermore, we couldn't even get the laser engraver itself to jog or<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">move at all. The laser test worked, but that was it. We had several<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">others look at it & tried most every variable: cords, software, logging<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
in as different users, &c, to no avail. Among the few things we haven't<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">tried are unplugging or replacing the card that the connecting USB cord<br>
</blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">plugs into on the laser cutter, and....suggestions? We do know, on the<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">encouraging side, that Martin B. used this lasercutter, apparently with<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">success, as recently as one day ago. CCing to Martin. (Sorry if you're<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
getting multiple messages.) Martin, do you think in the course of your<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">"checkup" on the machine the other day there is anything you might have<br>
</blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">changed that could explain this impasse?<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">Thanks for any help you can offer!<br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><br></blockquote><blockquote type="cite">
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