laser power meter probe

Hardware settings, adjustments and fixes and other hardware discussion. This includes the "doHICky" Laser Power measurement system by Russ.
User avatar
Keith Sherwin
Site Admin
Posts: 1593
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:44 pm
Location: Heart of Canada
Country: Canada
Nickname: Keith
Laser Machine Make or Type: POS China
Laser Power: 80
Laser Bed Size: 400 x 600
Home Position: TL
RDWorks Version: V8.01.23
Accessories: Hot dog roller, doHICkey Power Meter, Multi-Lens, High power exhaust, Interior filter soon.
Windows Version: W7 Pro

Re: laser power meter probe

Post by Keith Sherwin » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:01 pm

You might try purchasing Russ' dohickey. It is probably the best buy.
:idea: Started this forum.
Lead in creation of the RDWorksLab English Manual.
Cheers, :D
Keith

Bill Wazny
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:54 pm
Location: Evansville, IN

Re: laser power meter probe

Post by Bill Wazny » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:29 pm

I have ordered Russ's DoHICkey and an ebay meter. Patiently awaiting delivery of both so that I can test my new true 60 watt tube.
true 60watt x700 clone with 500x700 bed TR
Windows 10 RD Works 8.1.10
learning as I go...

Dustin Hawkinson
Posts: 158
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:55 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA

Re: laser power meter probe

Post by Dustin Hawkinson » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:19 am

I second the dohickey. It works great for me.
40W (ebay 50W blue wonder), 300mm x 500m, TL
Windows10 RDW 8.01.19
(The member formerly known as astral)
-Dustin

User avatar
Ian Bell
Posts: 71
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:55 am
Location: Bangor, N. Ireland

Re: laser power meter probe

Post by Ian Bell » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:22 am

I'm working my way through the videos, haven't encountered the dohickey yet. Can someone drop me a link to where to purchase it or post in here if that's ok
Location: Bangor
Country: N. Ireland
Nickname: Ian
Laser Machine: Red/Blk Chinese import (Redsail clone ?)
Power: 80w
Bed Size: 500x700mm
Home: TR
Status: commissioning
RDWorks Version: V8.01.22
Windows Version: 10

User avatar
Keith Sherwin
Site Admin
Posts: 1593
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:44 pm
Location: Heart of Canada
Country: Canada
Nickname: Keith
Laser Machine Make or Type: POS China
Laser Power: 80
Laser Bed Size: 400 x 600
Home Position: TL
RDWorks Version: V8.01.23
Accessories: Hot dog roller, doHICkey Power Meter, Multi-Lens, High power exhaust, Interior filter soon.
Windows Version: W7 Pro

Re: laser power meter probe

Post by Keith Sherwin » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:32 am

Video #53. The DoHICky is listed in the Index found in http://rdworkslab.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=668
I believe he tells how to contact him to order. There he also shows you the correct Temperature Probe to order.
:idea: Started this forum.
Lead in creation of the RDWorksLab English Manual.
Cheers, :D
Keith

User avatar
Ian Bell
Posts: 71
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:55 am
Location: Bangor, N. Ireland

Re: laser power meter probe

Post by Ian Bell » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:54 am

Thanks Keith, I'm at video 16 at the minute so a wee bit to go yet.

The videos are great and watching them in advance of actually getting the machine is a boost. as I reckon I'm a typical male, I only read a manual when I'm stuck.
Location: Bangor
Country: N. Ireland
Nickname: Ian
Laser Machine: Red/Blk Chinese import (Redsail clone ?)
Power: 80w
Bed Size: 500x700mm
Home: TR
Status: commissioning
RDWorks Version: V8.01.22
Windows Version: 10

User avatar
Keith Sherwin
Site Admin
Posts: 1593
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:44 pm
Location: Heart of Canada
Country: Canada
Nickname: Keith
Laser Machine Make or Type: POS China
Laser Power: 80
Laser Bed Size: 400 x 600
Home Position: TL
RDWorks Version: V8.01.23
Accessories: Hot dog roller, doHICkey Power Meter, Multi-Lens, High power exhaust, Interior filter soon.
Windows Version: W7 Pro

Re: laser power meter probe

Post by Keith Sherwin » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:02 am

Ian, The manual from here is an interesting read even if you just skim it to know what settings there are and
how to save yourself from yourself :!:
The ABSOLUTE MOST IMPORTANT page to read is PAGE 12 and the three sections referred to at the bottom of that page.
:idea: Started this forum.
Lead in creation of the RDWorksLab English Manual.
Cheers, :D
Keith

User avatar
Ian Bell
Posts: 71
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:55 am
Location: Bangor, N. Ireland

Re: laser power meter probe

Post by Ian Bell » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:17 am

I'm ahead of you Keith - already read it, although it will make a bit more sense when I have RDworks installed. Some good info links in there too.
Location: Bangor
Country: N. Ireland
Nickname: Ian
Laser Machine: Red/Blk Chinese import (Redsail clone ?)
Power: 80w
Bed Size: 500x700mm
Home: TR
Status: commissioning
RDWorks Version: V8.01.22
Windows Version: 10

User avatar
Keith Sherwin
Site Admin
Posts: 1593
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:44 pm
Location: Heart of Canada
Country: Canada
Nickname: Keith
Laser Machine Make or Type: POS China
Laser Power: 80
Laser Bed Size: 400 x 600
Home Position: TL
RDWorks Version: V8.01.23
Accessories: Hot dog roller, doHICkey Power Meter, Multi-Lens, High power exhaust, Interior filter soon.
Windows Version: W7 Pro

Re: laser power meter probe

Post by Keith Sherwin » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:27 am

You do realize that you can just D/L RDWorks and play with it. No need to actually have a laser. There is a link on the forum but http://en.rd-acs.com/down.aspx?TypeId=5 ... 4:50074:14 will get you to it. Current Release is V8.01.18 and the Beta is V8.01.19. http://www.rd-acs.com/Private/Files/320 ... 5f1a5e.rar is the link for V8.01.19.
:idea: Started this forum.
Lead in creation of the RDWorksLab English Manual.
Cheers, :D
Keith

User avatar
Ian Bell
Posts: 71
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:55 am
Location: Bangor, N. Ireland

Re: laser power meter probe

Post by Ian Bell » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:03 am

Yes I certainly do realise, but I tend to work with practical examples and then perform the machining.

At the minute I'm gathering info on additional items that I will need to purchase so that on machine receipt I'm ready to operate it properly. e.g. Ammeter and power meter so that I don't inadvertently shorten the laser tube life.
Location: Bangor
Country: N. Ireland
Nickname: Ian
Laser Machine: Red/Blk Chinese import (Redsail clone ?)
Power: 80w
Bed Size: 500x700mm
Home: TR
Status: commissioning
RDWorks Version: V8.01.22
Windows Version: 10

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests