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#594 arrived today - Mr.Beam2+Filter.
Backer #377 from the Netherlands received mail that my Mr Beam II is ready for shipment!
I got a tracking No. from DHL - yeah, yeeaah yeeeaaah - great!
Mr. Beam II (incl. air filter) should arrive today :-)
(Backer No. 475 from Germany)
Once your shipment is ready, we will send you an e-mail with a confirmation link for the DHL tracking number. Can't wait to deliver you the Mr Beam :)
That's great news, end Sept is just round the corner. You mentioned about allowing DHL to use or email, how do we go about that?
So I guess we should wait to use the official fourm!
It's so great to see such an activity from you. Our forum is on the way and should be shortly published, we will share an update once it's finalized.
Your Mr Beam Team
Great - thanks!
I neither have a Facebook account nor I will have one in the future - so a Facebook independent forum is really great!
I wonder why MrBeam team does not setup a forum on their own.
@Mambo I shall write the link to the forum on Facebook!
@Mambo There’s also a Facebook group!
Because Mr. Beam has no forum at the moment (as far as I know),
I thought I should start one until they will have their own to help users to communicate with each others.
You can find it here:
This is my first forum, so please be patient. If you have any suggestions for the forum, please let me know. If you want to help administrating the forum also :-)
Please use English language for posts!
To let you know: I still have not received my Mr. Beam, so I can actually not help you by myself.
Backer 867 received his today next to Brunswick, Germany - yay! Only got a delivery note from DHL that I receive a package from start center Staufenberg which is quite a distance from munich...
Hope I will somewhen be able to connect to my WPA2 network at home... doesn't seem to work/see it so far. And I wonder why the resolution seems pretty small like only 0.1mm for the steps.
Received mine today, Backer 505 everything looks great - awesome device! Definitely worth the wait!
I have recived mine today. Nice work thanks. Bad Kreuznach Germany
Backer #495 The Netherlands still nothing received, no mail no mr beams.
Can You let me know when i can received my beams ( 2 of them)
Has anyone tried cutting acrylic yet? And if so, what settings did you use (as there doesn't seem to be a preset for that material at the moment)?
Backer #704 recieved this week my mr Beam.
It works really fine at all. I have got one Problem. I tried at first to laser some words on paper. It said it is finished, but it did not do anything. Then i have made a logo. This worked fine. Was it only old plugin problem for octoprint? I upgraded after the problems, but had no time to proof again.
We're super excited to have more and more people receiving their Mr Beams and sharing the experience. Thank you for the feedback, it really helps us to improve.
Meanwhile, here are some tips on the issues you've mentioned.
Mr Beam II takes a new picture every 5-10 seconds, calibrates the image and sends it to the frontend. If the connection is slow, it can get congested so that it takes much longer for a picture to load. Until we have implemented what computer scientists call a congestion control, we recommend to either connect Mr Beam II per cable or try to close the lid until there are no more pictures waiting to be loaded by the browser.
If it happens that Mr Beam II is unable to calibrate the image, it’ll show you the raw, color image which includes the whole inside of the device with the four pink circle markers. This can happen for a number of reasons. The markers might not be visible to the camera either because they are hidden by the material or the x-axes or the there is a direct light or shadow on the device. In this case, you should either try to help the Mr Beam II find it’s markers (uncover them, remove the device from direct light) or do the positioning manually by double-clicking in the working area and position the material with the two little arrows at the front and left lower side of the laser head.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any other questions, suggestions or feedback. We would be happy to help and discuss.
@Sven: I noticed that as well, but I would assume the camera image is processed in the Mr. Beam and the browser only displays it. It would be quite weird if the distortion were calculated by the remote machine.
@Tobias: Slow wifi/bad connectivity? At least my Beam has a unstable wifi connection, sometime none at all.
@Sven: I tried both. Sometimes a new picture is taken, sometimes not. Occasionally multiple new pictures appear in rapid succession half a minute or more after they were taken.
Also when the camera (or the beamOS, for that matter, I don't know which it actually is) acts any picture taken usually does not scale to the working space or go grayscale, but shows a colour image of the entire printer including the four red-ish markers.
My assertion that the laser produces fluctuating power at low settings seems to be a misinterpretation on my part. I take that back. This was probably more due to the fact that the floor grid bulges upwards and thus takes the laser out of focus.
@ Tobias: do you only open the lid as far as necessary or as far as it will go?
My main wish for the beam is to laser paper so that it is like pre-folded (for origami) without burning. So far, however, this has not worked. With low settings, the laser does not seem to deliver a constant power. This is not noticeable when engraving and cutting.
There isn’t a forum yet but there’s a Facebook group!
My main issue at the time being is that the camera does not reliably take pictures when the lid is open, and there isn't (or at least I haven't found it yet) a control in the UI to force a new picture.
Other than that I'm very happy with my Mr. Beam so far.
ohhh yeahh! *wohow*
Baker # 791 @ Germany
adress confirmation: 24.05.18
parcel packed: 21.06.18
Kraftplex: not included
I've only been able to play around a little, unfortunately I've already found a few bugs in the software. Too bad there is no beam forum.
@ Mr-Beam: thanks, I am very happy :)
To those who are still waiting: The end is near!
After more than 2 years of waiting, l would really like to know when my Mr Beam will be delivered... Backer number 229, in The Netherlands.
@Max, Happy to hear you're enjoying your Mr Beam II :)
What also worked for us is going faster and with more passes, but using the same power parameters. Please take into account that the results are very material dependent, might even differ from the material supplier. So please try playing around with different parameters and see what works best for you.
We are still finalizing an exact timing for the international orders, shipments will start in August-September. We would be happy to discuss this on a case by case bases, please feel free to send us a message directly.
When it is expected to ship Mr Beam to Saudi Arabia?
Please give us a date.
@Max Ich benutze dafür mehr Durchläufe bei geringerer Laserleistung. Wenn deine Gravuren verrußen spricht das insgesamt für zu hohe Leistung für das gegebene Material, bei Schnitten kann man es so reduzieren.
Mein Mr. Beam läuft ganz ordentlich, Kompliment. Nur eine schnelle Frage: wie vermeide ich es, dass die Schnittkanten und Gravurflächen völlig verrußt sind? Klar wird das Material irgendwie weggebrannt, aber in den Produktvideos seh ich nirgends so verkokelte Teile wie sie bei mir aus dem Mr. Beam kommen...
If you haven't received a Kraftplex sample with your device ordered through the Kickstarter, please let us know so we can send it separately. We will investigate internally if that was not always the case.
@Sven Krauter, currently delivery depends on the shipment country that is why it is not possible to give a standard timeline for every order. We would be happy to discuss this on a case by case bases, please feel free to send us a message directly.
Wie lange dauert es denn von der Adressbestätigung bis zur Lieferung?
+1 for Joao's question. I'm also curious, did the backers receive the kraftplex samples with their Mr. Beam 2? (as mentioned in Update ftom may, 1st? - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mrbeam/mr-beam-ii-the-desktop-laser-cutter-and-engraver/posts/1562728)
I hope it’s allowed but I created a Mr Beam User Group on Facebook! Please send me a message Mr Beam if you have any comments on this group!
Hello Kobold, have you received the Kraftplex samples with your MR Beam II?
@Kobold, We are super excited to hear that you're enjoying working with the Mr Beam II! Keep it up and share your projects with the #madewithmrbeam. We would love to see the great results you get :)
My Mr.Beam arrived today as a big suprise and the bigger surprise: This is really everything promised! Plug and Play! I'm very impressed.
It took half an hour or something and I had it running and lasering its path through everything I could feed him!
Seriously, to everyone waiting: This is really a great product and holds up to the promises. There are lots of technical kickstarters that couldn't. From what I've seen the guys are working hard on the schedule and sending each piece out as fast as they can. Great engineers are often not to famous for their great communication skills. :)
Cut them some slack, they did really, really good work!
next experience: the camera in our Mr.Beam appears sensitive to direct ambient light: the light from the window "confused" the camera. A simple towel over the cover resolved the issue.
@Papje: the airflow of Mr.Beam is that the fumes are sucked through the bottom grid. Due to the fact that mr beam is running lines, in our cases the time was long enough to remove everything. However, the amount of fumes are pattern and material dependend. I once ignited paper (only punctual, no real fire ;-) ) but the fumes were sucked away immediately. However, if everything is localized things could be different. However it is important to use none hazardous material (e.g. PVC is most dangerous). And to implement an airflow.
Mr Beam, recently I did read on Facebook about smoke with engraving. It was about the flow of the smoke. For better engraving results it’s important that the smoke flow not goes to the next engraving line. Is that an important thing and how does Mr Beam controls the direction of the smoke flow?
just a hint from a newbie:
bitmaps are for engraving, vectors (svg) for cutting. Via color coding you can define what happens to a line (e.g. intensity, depth of cut,skip). This feature offer you to make multiple purpose designs.
P.S. I suggest to write down all values you found during your experiments to reuse them in the future
You can find our Quickstart guide and some other useful information in this folder https://drive.google.com/open….
A few helpful starting tips can be found in this video (only in German for now) https://www.youtube.com/watch….
Can't wait to see your great projects created with the Mr Beam II :)
Feel free to share with #madewithmrbeam.
Received today in Austria. Blessed are the patient...
Now, I haven't unpacked it yet, I am sure there is some additional info inside, but as a starter: could you point me to some online Quickstart guide and share some links to useful software? I remember there were some tips in the comments, but that was a couple of years ago, I'd hate to have to go through 1.109 messages to find them... Thx a lot, Max
Thank you so much for your support, we can't express how much we appreciate it.
Doing our best to keep up the German Engineering Spirit and Quality :)
Thank you for your suggestion and proposition to help, we highly appreciate this.
We will definitely share this data shortly.
Happy to hear you've got your Mr Beam II now, we would love to see what great projects you come up with :)
You can always share them using #madewithmrbeam. Enjoy!
Great to hear it is shipping, at last !
Hardware production is no easy task,
so investing time into the details is very important,
and I feel this has been done here.
So, even if it took more time, and updates were rare,
I still trust the German Engineering Spirit to deliver a great product ;)