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    +1 for FreeCAD. Its very powerful and in my case,...

    +1 for FreeCAD. Its very powerful and in my case, also works on Linux which is my main OS. I think all the decent CAD/CAM programs are going to have a reasonable learning curve to them if you have...
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    Since I finally have my laser engraver almost...

    Since I finally have my laser engraver almost back together again the way I want it after dismantling it many months ago, and with thanks to my new 3d printer, I finally got around to buying some...
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    Nice job Koops. I have been designing and...

    Nice job Koops.

    I have been designing and printing parts for my Eleksmaker A3 Pro laser.

    I purchased some longer lengths of 2040 v-slot which has turned the unit from 300x400mm to 600x450mm...
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    That looks awesome. Nice job. Most of the time if...

    That looks awesome. Nice job. Most of the time if I paint something, it looks like it was done by some splash painter. :)
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    I just completed a print of the spool holder for...

    I just completed a print of the spool holder for my i3 mega using octoprint with timelapse and it worked out fine. The timelapse function is quite amazing at 11 seconds to view what took 5 hours
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    I did another print today using the PI which took...

    I did another print today using the PI which took a bit over 5 hours without any issues other than the PETG losing adhesion to the bed right before it finished and ruining the print. grrr.
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    I have a couple of larger prints to tackle later...

    I have a couple of larger prints to tackle later on, so it will be interesting to see if I have the same issues.
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    I have done a couple of small test prints using...

    I have done a couple of small test prints using the Pi 2 model B as the controller and so far I have not run into any issues. Im trying another print now with timelapse recording as well to see how...
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    I swapped out hte stepper drivers on my for the...

    I swapped out hte stepper drivers on my for the TMC2208 after a few days of having the i3 Mega. I hate the sound the stepper motors make when they are not getting a nice sinusoidal signal. I did the...
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    Im going to buy a Pi 3 B+ for it, but at the...

    Im going to buy a Pi 3 B+ for it, but at the moment I just want the camera running so I am using one of my older units, being the Pi 2 model B. I am intending to swap the stock firmware at some stage...
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    Very nice result. Im just in the process of...

    Very nice result.

    Im just in the process of printing a pi camera enclosure then a pi case for octoprint to mount on my printer.
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    That looks fantastic. What did you print it out...

    That looks fantastic. What did you print it out of, PLA?
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    I bought an Anycubic i3 Mega printer from ebay a...

    I bought an Anycubic i3 Mega printer from ebay a couple of weeks ago. I have managed to successfully print a number of parts, being the obligatory owls which come on the SD card when you buy the...
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    Well I have not played with the laser much in the...

    Well I have not played with the laser much in the last few weeks, but today whilst doing other things, I had a go at direct etching onto negative photo resist film using the 2.5W laser at around 20%...
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    Couldnt resist the urge to buy a more powerful...

    Couldnt resist the urge to buy a more powerful laser. So just ordered one of these... :)

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    Hi Trev, I have not tried it myself, though I...

    Hi Trev,

    I have not tried it myself, though I have seen a few videos online showing others doing it. It is something I would like to try some day.
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    Thought I would have a go at a grayscale image...

    Thought I would have a go at a grayscale image and used my logo on a scrap piece of mdf. This is the result.

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    Its not strong enough to cut anything more than...

    Its not strong enough to cut anything more than thin balsa and paper / cardboard. From what I have seen, the 7W version can cut thin acrylic but I don't think any of the laser diode versions are...
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    Eleksmarker A3 Pro 2500mw Laser

    Thought i would throw up a post about my new toy. I bought an eleksmaker A3 pro 2.5W laser engraver to play around with. I ended up paying about $400 AUD for it plus an additional ~ $30 for some...
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    http://downloads.2000cn.com.au/3337.zip
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    Here is the bench at work when I moved office...

    Here is the bench at work when I moved office about a year ago.

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    The latest addition to the bench is a digital camera / microscope.
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    These are some screen captures taken with...
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    This is one of the best fluxes on the market....

    This is one of the best fluxes on the market. http://www.altronics.com.au/p/h1650a-solder-flux-paste-syringe-10cc/

    Jomac and I have been using it for about 10 years now it is so good. Works for...
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    Your welcome to think what you like of course,...

    Your welcome to think what you like of course, but I would suggest you try and make your own for that price first and then see if you think the price is so ridiculous, and that is not even taking...
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    I know its an old thread, but I cant believe that...

    I know its an old thread, but I cant believe that nobody suggested the ATX adaptor kit that’s being sold by Highway which is for just this situation and allows you to replace the psu with an ATX...
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    For anyone doing a lot of board cleaning, use one...

    For anyone doing a lot of board cleaning, use one of the Safewash products from Electrolube. http://www.electrolube.com/products/cleaning/swa/safewash_range_-_aqueous_cleaning/

    They only come in...
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