I don't load any gee file, or picture file, directly to a flash drive myself. I find it easier to save things onto my hard drive (in "Pictures" library for me), then transfer them onto the FLash Drive. This allows me to have a workable copy on the CPU (I'm also Windows 10 now) and have a file to take to the machine. Transferring is easy, it's a click and drag operation.
And I don't think you're driving us crazy, it's always tough to analyze problems when you aren't right there to see what is going on. You know what you are seeing, we are trying to interpret from afar.
BINGO!!! got it.... it turns out i was almost doing everything right, i re-read your step by step bob and it still didn't work so when you posted the you tube vidio's there it was! the step i missed was after clicking convert and the loading bar finishing, the new window popped up to put the file name in... in that vidio it show's the guy high lighting the usb icon under removable disc so i did, and it not only worked for the greyscale images but also for my own personal things i've been making!! oh i was having so much fun my wife told me all the hard work paid off and to thank you guys on the forum for being so nice with your time!! i wasn't sure how good it would do on the carve so i used a piece of pressed wood and it did awesome but i will install a new bit anyways. bob, you were so helpful i can't even tell'ya thank you
Aha! , Glad to hear it works for you now. I am "the guy" ...I made the two videos yesterday morning at 5:30 AM while sipping my morning coffee, I don't have a microphone for my PC right now so that is why they were "Silent Movies".
is it normal for the router and gantry to shake while moving across working, and maybe seems to jerk sometimes just alittle ? and i'm useing a new 1/32 bit that came with the machine, is there a bit that you use thats super sharp... thanks
Jgtang, My machine has been doing what I think you are describing for a while.......I removed the spindle motor and the bearing on the lower part of the shaft had wore the shaft down some. I replaced the bearing but didn't see much improvement. I'm trying to run it as long as I can before I replace that $250 motor.
It sounds like your motor(s) might be bogging down, which happens sometimes when it is going to fail. You might try carving at the slow speed to see if the motor can keep up.
I would also recommend that you never ever use the fast speed to carve anything, use medium or slow. The design of these motors is not good enough to keep up with the fast speed even though it is one of the available choices.