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[title] Alignment Panel Test: Part 1
[* black] Before running the Alignment Panel Test, return to [guide|117|Step 1|stepid=575] and follow the first 4 bullet points to home your axes and install the Laser Head. '''Remember:''' Never attempt to home your axes with an Attachment Head installed.
[* black] Before running the Alignment Panel Test, return to [guide|117|Step 1|stepid=575] and follow the first 4 bullet points to home your axes and install the Laser Head. '''Remember:''' Never attempt to home your axes with an Attachment Head installed.
[* black] Go to [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0gOyqLrz4L-NzRUM3p4R3JkT0NjOXM3OExwSTkxNXg5T1pV|this link] and download the Square Circle image that we have prepared.
[* green] Take a piece of cardboard that's about the size of your Leveling Platform and center it on the platform.
[* icon_note] Remember to measure
Measure the cardboard's thickness of the cardboard in millimeters. You willmillimeters and enter this value into the '''Material''' box, shown by the green arrowbox in the first image. After entering the thicknessThen, click the '''Focus''' button to send the Leveling Platform to the correct focal distance.
[* green] Take a piece of cardboard that's about the size of your Leveling Platform and center it on the platform.
[* icon_note] Remember to measure
Measure the cardboard's thickness of the cardboard in millimeters. You willmillimeters and enter this value into the '''Material''' box, shown by the green arrowbox in the first image. After entering the thicknessThen, click the '''Focus''' button to send the Leveling Platform to the correct focal distance.
[* blue] To load a file into the Laser Tab, select the '''Open''' button in the upper left hand corner of your screen, as shown by the blue arrow in the first image. '''This is the only button you can use to load actual image files.'''
[* light_blue] Once you have opened the Square Circle imagefile is opened, use the X and Y sliders (shown by blue arrows in the second and third images) in the left preview window'''Main Preview Window''' to move the image around. MoveFor the test, move the image to the center of the left preview window.
[* black] In the Alignment Panel, select the '''On''' button to toggle '''Alignment Mode''' on. The laser will turn on at the lowest power setting and you'll see a blue dot appear on your material. Note its location.
[* icon_caution] Wear your Laser Safety Glasses when the Laserlaser is on, even at low power. Do not place your hands in your BoXZY when the Laserlaser is on at any power level.
[* light_blue] Once you have opened the Square Circle imagefile is opened, use the X and Y sliders (shown by blue arrows in the second and third images) in the left preview window'''Main Preview Window''' to move the image around. MoveFor the test, move the image to the center of the left preview window.
[* black] In the Alignment Panel, select the '''On''' button to toggle '''Alignment Mode''' on. The laser will turn on at the lowest power setting and you'll see a blue dot appear on your material. Note its location.
[* icon_caution] Wear your Laser Safety Glasses when the Laserlaser is on, even at low power. Do not place your hands in your BoXZY when the Laserlaser is on at any power level.