@DougL yes I already have the k40 and the first thing I’ve done was throw away the software usb key and installed k40 whisper here is one of the pieces I was exploring with before the M2 board went bad. The replacement came today from the manufacturer but even before then I already knew that i would be moving to a C3d board if not just for the camera alone, but because from reading, the c3d is just a better board all around.
I’ve only had the chance to use it about a week before the board went out and was just starting to learn about the focal point and different lenses and are not knowledgeable of them yet. (Ive attached a few test pieces) This is why I haven’t bought or made the air assist yet.
My current plans of learning and upgrading are relatively along the lines of this;
Machine familiarity ie- safety and proper use, etc
Software (Which I’m sure will be a lifetime adventure)
Hardware upgrades - (not necessarily in order)
C3d Laser board, camera, air assist, better front panel then the stock (current front panel pi c below), improved air exhaust (inside and out), open the available cutting area, a z axis table, a rotary attatchment.
At least this is my current immediate/short term upgrade plan.
As far as my thought of future upgrades I was thinking good ricci 60 to 80 watt tube, a matching PSW, water chiller. Or just a bigger machine all together
Of like everything all depends upon time, money and what i am actually doing with it.
I would be definitely interested in learning of any other suggestions or areas that I should place as a priority in planned course of upgrades
Trust me I am by far no expert, probably not even an amateur and possibly just barely a noob when it comes to this. I could probably be best described as a over thinking tinker with too much time on her hands with a budget too small to go on a spending spree lol
Thanks again !